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.
Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.
When Max Mara staged its Marella Agnelli moda resort 2022 collection at sunset on Tuesday in the Bay of Naples it marked the latest step in a subtle and long-term repositioning of the house as a major fashion player.
In an industry first, Paris Fashion Week Men and Paris Haute Couture Week are introducing personalised NFTs for their June and July editions, in partnership with digital certification consortium Arianee.
Venice, with its Biennale exhibition, is the focus of a great deal of attention. Saint Laurent will show the summer 2022 menswear collection in the city on July 14, a day ahead of Valentino’s haute couture show.