Inditex bounced back with a vengeance in Q1 with the Spanish fashion retail giant reporting higher profits and saying its sales grew 50% year-on-year. Sales in Q2 so far have also exceeded those of Q2 2019.
Coinciding with the presentation of the group’s Q1 results, Inditex has announced the “voluntary resignation” of its deputy CEO Ramón Reñón, who bids farewell to the Spanish group after almost 30 years.
The association between the Madrid fashion label and the German designer, named creative director to replace Josep Font in 2018, has come to an end, without Huelle’s first collection seeing the light of day.
Rapid antigen tests and 30% less capacity characterised the second edition of the Madrid fashion week to be held in hybrid format, a yearning for celebration mixing with calls for women’s rights and guest politicians.
The Spanish apparel group’s president insisted the business model is “solid” and said he is confident about the group’s recovery. If all Inditex stores will re-open in April, 2021 sales will be on par with 2019.
After 32 years, Antonio Abril is leaving the Spanish textile giant to focus on academia, replaced by Oscar García Maceiras, a state attorney from A Coruña and deputy secretary of the board at Banco Santander.
It was a season of socially distanced presentations in Paris. With scores of events on an appointments basis. Designers presenting ideas to editors and buyers, and in the pandemic often harking back to their youth.