1927Aldo Furlanetto founds Furla in Bologna, Italy, with the distribution of women's fashionable accessories.1955The first Furla store opens in the center of Bologna, on Via Ugo Bassi.1970-80Aldo’s children Carlo, Paolo and Giovanna join their father in the company.The first Furla-brand bag and the accessories collection are created.The company starts the strategy of international expansion with the first store openings in Italy, France and the U.S.1990Founder Aldo Furlanetto dies.Furla arrives in Japan, while other overseas stores are opened in Spain, the U.K., Germany, Hong Kong and China.1999The company establishes an Italian award called Furla per l’Arte to provide support for young Italian contemporary artists.2007Furla celebrates its 80th anniversary.2008Fondazione Furla is founded. Furla inaugurates its first e-commerce site and it reinforces its online distribution.2010Fabio Fusi is named creative director.2011A new expansion and innovation project begins with distribution, focusing on production and research and development of the brand.2012The first flagship in Bangkok opens as well as the first monobrand store in Mumbai.2013Furla takes on the brand's distribution in Hong Kong, Macau and China. The company records exponential growth in Asia, with 76 percent of its 2012 turnover coming from international markets.2015Furla inaugurates Palazzo Furla, its showroom and headquarters in the center of Milan.2016Tamburi Investment Partners invests in Furla, setting in motion the process toward an eventual initial public offering.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion