Giambattista Valli has dealt the latest blow to embattled Italian manufacturer Mariella Burani Fashion Group.
The French designer said he has terminated his contract with MBFG and will bring production in-house. Valli presented his fall collection in Paris on Monday.
Last week, MBFG pledged 66.4 percent of the company to Italy’s Centrobanca. MBFG’s parent company Burani Designer Holding, which went bankrupt in February, is now being investigated for fraud.
Similar to another troubled Italian manufacturing group, IT Holding SpA, MBGF may also benefit from state-supported administration, which would have to be approved by the minister of economic development, Claudio Scajola. A meeting to consider this prospect is expected this month and a hearing is scheduled on March 16 at Reggio Emilia, near Cavriago, where the group’s offices are based.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive