Working almost exclusively with leather and corduroy to give the collection a sense of “normality,” Prada riffed on simplicity, authenticity and the naïf, favoring the crude and unsophisticated over the polished and urbane.
Emilie Rubinfeld succeeds Francois Kress, who has left the company.
Alibaba, criticized for the fake products on its platforms, said the new group will “use technology in the global fight against counterfeits”.
Sales for Avon’s third quarter dropped, but it is ahead of schedule with its restructuring plan.
Avon’s net sales were down 2 percent in the third quarter.
Lauder’s Tom Ford and Smashbox brands posted double-digit gains for the quarter, driven by lip products and specialty-multi, respectively.
The brow category was up 37 percent for the third quarter.
The company reported stable net sales Tuesday, at $16.5 billion.
The firm’s sales were pushed upward by numbers from Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister.