Valentino couture this season went on a diet, losing metres off the silhouette (not kilos off the figure). After being behind a wave of volume in Europe for several seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli slimmed down his cut.
Pambet, who has worked for 34 years at the Annecy-based French skiing brand, is handing over the reins next January to Michael White, the chief commercial officer of Salomon’s owner Amer Sports since 2016.
Creative director at Delpozo since December, the German designer went back to the roots of the Spanish house with a collection that combined comfort with structural pieces, all created for his vision of a "voyageuse".
The American brand has made some changes to its European teams, promoting Jonathan Petty to the role of managing director of Osprey Europe, while Tom Entwistle will become vice president of sales and product for EMEA.