The fashion industry is entering a new growth cycle with a bigger focus on customers' price, quality and style expectations than in the mid-2000s, prompting brands to renew their design teams, executives said this week.
Estee Lauder Cos Inc will soon get the exclusive license to market Ermenegildo Zegna fragrances and grooming products, giving it another luxury brand as it tries to boost sales growth, especially in Asia.
Chinese designers will drive catwalk trends more than deep-pocketed Asian buyers as China's creativity becomes fashions' next big thing, top fashion executives and designers told Reuters at Milan fashion week.
Milan's menswear week kicked off the 2011 fashion season on Saturday, with designers Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana among the first major Italian names to show what they have in store for next winter.
After its exit in 2009, Versace has decided to return to the Japanese market, where F/W 2011 collections will be sold at luxury department stores in Tokyo and Osaka. This re-entry will be led by Hiroshi Saito, the new...