An in-depth look at how Covid-19 has amplified the importance of financial resources for the fashion and luxury sector, amidst share buybacks, green bonds, state funding, recapitalisations and calls to investors.
After bailing out menswear label Corneliani, the Italian government is supporting the growth of womenswear label Liu Jo via a €15 million loan by state-controlled investment bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.
The boss of Liu Jo and of the Eccellenze Italiane fashion group has spoken to FashionNetwork.com about his plans to relaunch Blufin, the parent company of luxury label Blumarine, which Marchi bought in 2019.
With 64 fashion show, both physical and digital, the calendar of the upcoming Milan Fashion Week is a packed one, marked by the comebacks of Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, while Gucci is taking a pass.
The programme for the Milan Fashion Week, scheduled from February 18 to 24, features a wealth of new talent, notably from China, Hungary and Africa, plus Emilio Pucci’s catwalk come-back and a host of other events.