MILAN — Six weeks into his new post as managing director of Ittierre SpA, Massimo Suppancig has clear-cut ideas about the future of the Italian manufacturing firm, and his top priorities are more licenses to round off its designer stable and a company-owned denim line.
In his first interview since his appointment in May, Suppancig highlighted Ittierre’s expertise. “I never expected to find such a production machine,” said Suppancig, pointing to the 250 seamstresses working at the plant, whose workforce totals 1,000. “And that’s coming from someone who worked at GFT, Escada and Hugo Boss.”
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?"