The flags chosen as the theme of the Florentine menswear show, which opens on Tuesday, symbolise the diverse, international range of exhibitors of this winter session, featuring major names and special events.
Exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of lingerie label Maison Lejaby by Stéphane Collaert and Thierry Le Guénic began in spring and have ended successfully. Le Guénic has now been appointed general manager.
Maison Lejaby could be about to change owner. Stéphane Collaert and Thierry Le Guénic, owners of Chevignon, have teamed up with Isalys and private equity firm SIG to buy a 100% stake in the label from Impala.
On Monday, the French group (owner of Caroll and La Halle) announced the appointment of the former Brice boss to work alongside new president Patrick Puy, who led the group's comprehensive restructuring effort.
Private-equity backed French clothing retailer Vivarte, which is aiming to restructure more than 1.3 billion euros (1.08 billion pounds) of debt, has agreed to sell its Pataugas shoe brand to Hopps Group.