MILAN — Patrizio Bertelli was in typically outspoken form Thursday.
As Prada SpA reported a 72.2 percent jump in net profits in the year ended Jan. 31, its chief appeared at a two-hour live-streamed conference with analysts in which he outlined aggressive expansion plans — and talked about everything from Dubai to the underappreciation of the fashion industry in Italy. It was the first time Bertelli took questions from analysts since Prada did its initial public offering in Hong Kong last summer.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"