Romain Guinier, who took charge of the French premium label a year ago and recently appointed a new creative director, talks about the Covid-19 crisis’ impact on The Kooples, and the label's plans to bounce back.
Having been acquired by MF Brands last year, the French label has recruited Tom Van Dorpe. The Belgian creative director spoke to FashionNetwork.com about his return to Europe and his new role at the brand.
The Swiss group, which bought The Kooples in 2019, has announced its name change to MF Brands Group as it published its results for the 2019 financial year, in which it recorded a 15% revenue growth over 2018.
The Swiss group finalised the acquisition of the Elicha brothers’ label last May. FashionNetwork.com’s partner Retviews has analysed the product range on its site, comparing it to its accessible luxury competitors.
On July 15, The Kooples, the French men’s and women’s ready-to-wear label recently bought by Maus Frères, will commercialise a capsule collection inspired by the franchises of the USA’s National Basketball Association.
Following the French competition authority's approval of the group's acquisition of The Kooples, Thierry Guibert of Maus Frères, owner of Lacoste, Gant and Aigle, has confided the brand to Aigle's CEO.