˝I wanted to restore Italian buon gusto,˝ explained Walter Chiapponi, the new creative director of Todʼs, as he unveiled his first ideas for the brand in an elaborate mock-up of a 1960s grand hotel bar.
The luxury retailer has partnered with various men’s brands to celebrate the launch of menswear on 27 January. Key brands include Prada, Gucci, Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.
As luxury giants continue to snap up the world’s top brands, could the latest move be Kering preparing to buy Moncler? It could be if news reports are to be believed, although neither company has commented.
After stints at Helmut Lang, Gucci and Bottega Venetta, Bellettini joined Saint Laurent as CEO in 2013 to take it to the next level. She talked about identity, creativity and empowerment at the Vogue Fashion Festival.