Guilty. That was the verdict handed down to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, as well as four other defendants, here Wednesday afternoon in the designers’ long-running tax evasion case. Judge Antonella Brambilla sentenced the designers and accountant Luciano Patelli to one year and eight months in jail, plus legal expenses.
Art lover Christopher Bailey swapped the design studio for the artist’s one, sending out a collection packed with primary colors, sweet pastels and laid-back silhouettes inspired by his fellow Yorkshireman David Hockney, and by the playwright and actor Alan Bennett.
In a world of endless hyperbole, it’s difficult to overstate the aura of Christian Louboutin. One of the great gods of fashion, he has, along with Manolo Blahnik, remained at the pinnacle of the foot-centric fascination that has pulsed through, and to a large degree fueled, fashion for well more than a decade.
Nordstrom Rack is looking to expand north, south, east and west. The openings are part of parent Nordstrom Inc.’s goal of having over 230 Racks in operation by 2016, a number it could reach even earlier than that. There currently are 127 Racks, with plans to open 24 this year and another 30 in 2014.
Jean-Louis Scherrer, the French couturier whose fans included Jacqueline Kennedy and Sophia Loren, died in Paris on Thursday at the age of 78. The designer passed away at the Jeanne Garnier palliative care clinic in the French capital’s 15th arrondissement after a 10-month illness, said Guillaume Feugeas, his right-hand man of more than a decade.
PVH Corp. will be on the sidelines of the acquisitions arena for at least the next two years as it completes its unexpectedly bumpy integration of The Warnaco Group Inc., emphasized PVH chairman and chief executive officer Emanuel Chirico at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday in New York.
The roles of chief marketing officer and chief information officer are blending. Today’s cmo must be equally fluent in digital and traditional marketing practices as the online space — including e-commerce, advertising, social media and mobile — contributes an ever-growing percentage of sales for brands and retailers.