In his first interview since joining Versace two years ago, Akeroyd maps out priorities for the Italian luxury company, leveraging on its key asset — creative director Donatella Versace.
Christopher Bailey, Stewart Parvin, Jenny Packham remain contenders for the role.
Marco Gobbetti discussed the evolution of see-now-buy-now, Burberry’s new Belt bag and why he picked Riccardo Tisci for the top creative job.
Operating profit was up 4 percent in the 12-month period to 410 million pounds.
The brand plans to buy out its longstanding Italian partner CF&P.
He’s asking $24,500 per month for the two-unit SoHo brownstone.
Tisci will replace Christopher Bailey, who announced he was stepping down last year.
The designer emerged from sabbatical to work with the sportswear company on a new collection that includes a much-anticipated sneaker.