A world away from the brightly coloured knitwear that made the family name, what had looked an inspired move into infrastructure by Italy’s Benettons faces increased scrutiny after this month’s Genoa bridge disaster.
In Benetton's autumn 2018 campaign, the models are entirely naked -- a return to the daring messages that characterized the brand's advertising in the 1980s and 1990s, now that Oliviero Toscani is back at the helm.
The Rome-based luxury house has announced the appointment of Charles Delapalme's successor as head of retail and wholesale as he leaves to join Christian Dior: Giuseppe Oliveri, who joins Fendi from... Christian Dior.
The founder of Benetton, who previously left the company in 2012, has been named executive chairman of Benetton Group. He succeeds Francesco Gori, who looks to take on a new role in the Benetton world.