Covid has forced the Italian luxury industry to step up the pace of its transformation and search for investors, as shown by Zegna announcing a forthcoming stock market listing, and L Catterton’s acquisition of Etro.
Made in Italy Fund bought Italian high-end casual brand Dondup from L Catterton, a buyout firm founded by LVMH owner and French billionaire Bernard Arnault, the Italian private equity said on Thursday.
For the first time, the Italian label's CEO Toni Scervino has picked a manager from outside the company, Sofia Ciucchi, to work alongside him in a post-Covid-19 relaunch phase featuring many new projects.
Milan expects to host nearly 500,000 visitors on April 8-14 for the huge, city-wide event, an incredible opportunity for fashion and luxury labels to present countless projects and special initiatives.
The Italian fashion and denim brand announced on Wednesday that Matteo Anchisi has been promoted to the position of CEO, a role in which he succeeds Marco Casoni, who left the company at the end of last year.
LVMH’s investment arm has taken control of the high-end Italian denim brand from its founders, Massimo Berloni and Manuela Mariotti, increasing from a 40% to 91% stake in Dondup through L Capital Asia.
Both brands have maintained their top positions on a ranking of the 50 most profitable Italian fashion and luxury companies with the potential to be publicly traded. Valentino and Trussardi notably made it onto the li...