19/01/2021

Federica Montelli

Federica Montelli - Head of Fashion Rinascente
"I see a very bright future for Milan as a world fashion capital. We are very happy to be showcasing some of the best Italian emerging talents," says Federica Montelli, Head of Fashion at Rinascente. 

18/01/2021

Laurent Coulier

Laurent Coulier - Menswear Buying and Merchandising Director Galeries Lafayette

"The younger generations are looking for sustainability, phygital and omnichannel experiences." And this is something that at Galeries Lafayette has been taken seriously, says Laurent Coulier, Menswear Buying Director.

17/01/2021

Polat Uyal

Polat Uyal - Chief Merchandising Officer Beymen Group

"Even though 2020 was challenging, thanks to our online business and our local customers we were lucky to end the year with just a 2% drop compared to 2019," notes Polat Uyal, Chief Merchandising Officer at Beymen Group.

16/01/2021

Laura Larbalestier

"More than younger girls, we are seeing these younger guys so aware of fashion, looking to invest in those very statement pieces," says Laura Larbalestier, Group Fashion Director at Harvey Nichols.

15/01/2021

Simge Telman

"We were affected by the pandemic but thanks to our local customers, who could not travel, our 2020 sales have not declined," explains Simge Telman, General Manager at Harvey Nichols Doha.

26/09/2020

Michele Norsa

The fashion industry was not prepared for such sudden and extensive changes, observes Michele Norsa, Executive Deputy Chairman of Salvatore Ferragamo. Mr. Norsa also stresses the importance of sales in Asia. 

26/09/2020

Brunello Cucinelli

"I will continue to invest in physical stores. Digital is important, but I cannot believe that we will lose all human interaction," says Brunello Cucinelli, Executive Chairman and Creative Director of his eponymous brand.

25/09/2020

Donatella Versace

"We have been through very difficult times. And we still are into this pandemic. Fashion has to adapt to the new world because nothing is going to be the same", says Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer of Versace. 

25/09/2020

Massimo Ferretti

The President of Aeffe, Massimo Ferretti, stresses the desire of getting back to some type of normality and working toward a recovery in the fashion sector. 

23/09/2020

Serge Brunschwig

"I see a lot of creativity going on in the fashion industry, " says the Chairman and CEO of Fendi, Serge Brunschwig. "We have been destabilized, but we are finding new ways to do things, and this is fascinating." 

23/09/2020

Renzo Rosso

"I try to think positive, even if we are all losing volume. This situation is teaching us that we will have to learn to live differently, focusing on quality and sustainability," says Renzo Rosso, President of OTB.

17/07/2020

Companies have to be more flexible

In a post-Covid world, "we have to be agile. So, less product, fewer projects, better storytelling and products that can have a longer life span," says Diego Della Valle, Chairman of Tod's.

17/07/2020

What is selling the best in China

"Luxury brands are selling great," says Renee Lu, Chief Marketing Director of TFD K11 Guangzhou. "The pandemic didn't affect this part of the business."

17/07/2020

Fast Fashion? Slow Fashion?

According to Riccardo Tortato, Fashion Director Men's Fashion and e-Commerce of Tsum Moscow, the customer is king. That's it. "We are in business to answer consumer demand," says Mr Tortato.

17/07/2020

Digital Growth in a Changing World

“We consider ourselves a digital company because 95% of our revenues are online,” says Andrea Panconesi, CEO of Luisaviaroma. “But the physical part is also important.”

17/07/2020

The New "Covid-Proof" Designers

Sabrina Scarpellini, co-Founder and Fashion Director of Massimo Bonini Showroom, and Giorgia Bonini, President in the U.S., say there are some "Covid-proof” young designers who are succeeding through social media.

17/07/2020

The Traditional Showroom is Dead

“Like every crisis, Covid-19 is accelerating pre-existing trends,” observes co-Founder and CEO of Tomorrow London Ltd Stefano Martinetto.

17/07/2020

#KoreaLovesItaly

"We are very happy to work with independent Italian designers" says Choi Yunjung, Deputy General Manager of retail giant Hyundai Department Store, which is hosting a pop-up store in partnership with CNMI.

16/07/2020

Virtual is not enough

Riccardo Grassi, Founder and CEO of the eponymous showroom, stresses the importance of touching a fabric and seeing colors in person when it comes to garments. “Virtual is not enough,” he says decisively. 

16/07/2020

Our Green Approach

Silvano Brescianini, President of the Franciacorta Consorzio of winemakers, says that in the post-Covid era having a healthy respect for Mother Nature is a key to success.

16/07/2020

E-Store in an Omnichannel Strategy

Pierluigi Cocchini, the CEO of Rinascente, says the department store group has launched a new e-commerce platform with 650 different brands, and is staying close to its customers, its staff and the brands.

16/07/2020

Fashion will be more human

According to Beppe Angiolini, Founder of Sugar, one of the top fashion destinations in the world, "the uncontrolled consumerism in certain fashion seasons will never be repeated again."

16/07/2020

EU is Committed to Fashion

“The Italian fashion industry represents the best of Italy all around the world. Growing fashion exports create jobs and contribute to our cultural profile,” says Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economics.

15/07/2020

The Explosion of e-Commerce

In the apparel business we have seen e-commerce growth of 47% in the last quarter, explains Maurizio Capobianco of cloud computing company Salesforce, which is also investing heavily in artificial intelligence.

15/07/2020

A Partner for Made In Italy Brands

“We are committed to helping Italy’s trade fairs with digital platforms that can be customized,” says Carlo Ferro, President of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA). He calls Italian fashion "an ambassador" for Italian exports.

15/07/2020

The Strategic Importance of Fashion

Although 2020 is a difficult year, the Italian fashion industry is worth nearly €100 billion, according to Carlo Capasa, President of the Camera della Moda.

15/07/2020

A Commitment to Young Talent

Hitoshi Yamaguchi, CEO of YKK Italia, says one of his company’s missions is to provide support and mentoring to young and new fashion designers.

15/07/2020

The Future is Sustainable

Andrea Illy, Chairman of illycaffè, stresses the importance of moving forward toward sustainable practices. Reuse, reduce, recycle: This is the philosophy behind a new initiative aimed at reducing packaging impact.

14/07/2020

Milan - The Capital of Fashion

Milan can't live without fashion,” says Milan's Mayor, Giuseppe Sala. In this conversation, Mr Sala says that Milan has been through a tough time during the outbreak, but now the city is ready to shine again.

14/07/2020

A Hybrid Future of Digital and Live

Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna, says that Italian fashion is of strategic importance for the Italian economy, and that China is an increasingly significant and innovative market.

14/07/2020

Counting on Italian Craftsmanship

Covid has been a moment for reflection, says Patrizio Bertelli, the CEO of Prada. But craftsmanship skills are being passed on to a new generation at the Prada Academy.

18/01/2021

Nicole Rycroft

Forest-friendly fashion.

"Humanity is grappling with two planetary crisis: the climate crisis and the precipitous loss in biodiversity. Forests represent the 30% of the climate solution and they provide habitat for 80% of terrestrial biodiversity that we share this planet with, so conserving half of the world forests by 2030 is critical to medicating both."

17/01/2021

Leonardo Bonanni

Transparency and pandemic: why traceability tech is necessary now more than ever?

"What is really exciting about traceability is that now brands have relationships with not just direct suppliers but sometimes even with the communities that produce the raw materials. That means longer term contracts, it means they are able to co-invest with communities and producers in improving practices, it means less fast fashion and more fashion that is really made on better ability to respond to and anticipate market demands." - Leonardo Bonanni

16/01/2021

Mariasole Bianco

Ocean, plastic and fashion, what shall we do?

"The future of the planet and all its inhabitants, including humankind, depends on the health of the ocean and the decisions that we will take in the next 10 years will shape the future of the planet for the century to come." - Mariasole Bianco

15/01/2021

Adrienne Hollis

Capitol Hill's assault, climate change, systemic racism and the current syndemic.
"We have seen a movement by some in the fashion industry to look at more sustainable ways of developing fashion. But what we need is more, we definitely need a focused effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." - Adrienne Hollis

 

26/09/2020

Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani fall/winter 2020

26/09/2020

Kering Group

Crafting tomorrow’s Luxury – 3 years in our sustainability strategy

26/09/2020

LVHM

Life LVHM - charte

21/07/2020

Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

The Founder of Fair Wage in conversation with Elizabeth L. Cline.

17/07/2020

Livia Firth

A message from Livia Firth.

17/07/2020

Green Choices

Goal: Zero Waste.

17/07/2020

Technological Manufacture

A Winning Challenge.

17/07/2020

Quality Means Sustainability

A Vision That Comes From Afar. 

17/07/2020

Milano Fashion Institute

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Milano Fashion Institute present the Product Sustainability Management Master.

17/07/2020

Ngozi Okaro

The Executive Director of Custom Collaborative in conversation with Elizabeth L. Cline.

17/07/2020

Arthur Huang

The Founder and CEO of Miniwitz in conversation with Elizabeth L. Cline.

15/07/2020

Ermenegildo Zegna

#UseTheExisting.

15/07/2020

Salvatore Ferragamo

Responsible Passion.

15/07/2020

Diesel

Responsible Living.

14/07/2020

Carlo Capasa

The Chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in conversation with Elizabeth L. Cline.

14/07/2020

Thulsi Narayanasamy

The Senior Labour Researcher at Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in conversation with Elizabeth L. Cline.

18/01/2021

Kulsum Shadab Wahab

Ara Lumiere's story and how fashion can help acid survivor women in having their identity back.

"An accident acid survivor has been stripped off the identity. The thought behind the brand is that the most precious things can be born out of the most atypical conditions and these women are extremely talented, so I chose fashion as a platform and I use it as a very powerful tool to convey my message."

17/01/2021

Sara Ziff

The Model Alliance: Sara's journey from modeling to advocacy (and MeToo). 

"People are becoming more comfortable with speaking out. But sadly, until we see institutional change, namely companies taking meeting for step to adress and prevent sexual assault in the industry, I don't think fashion will really be any safer. We need genuine accountability in the industry and that is going to require enforceable commitment from companies." - Sara Ziff

16/01/2021

Chris Richmond

Knowledge as the key to support immigrants and host communities.

"I would like to see more and more matching between fashion industry and changemakers, because this could generate some more innovation creativity and make more competitive on the markets" - Chris Richmond

15/01/2021

Angelica Pesarini

The black Italia and our internal contradictions.

"You cannot buy inclusion an diversity, if you then don't do the self-reflexive work on yourself, on your brand, on the market you work on."

- Angelica Pesarini

17/07/2020

Tanya Compas

In conversation with Sinéad Burke.

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17/07/2020

Danilo Spacca

In conversation with Sinéad Burke

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17/07/2020

Sinéad Burke

A moment to a movement.

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