Emily Backus

Super in Milan

Ready To Wear

Super Consolidates as Scouting Trade Show

The three-day fair ended in Milan on Sept. 25, highlighting new talents from around the world, especially Africa.

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The scene at TheOneMilano.

Ready To Wear

Second Edition of TheOneMilano Smaller — but Potential Seen

Organizers expressed confidence in the potential of the new fair to tap market synergies.

clock October 2, 2017Emily Backus

Rose Kathleen Kennedy, Olivier Bernoux and Kathleen Kennedy.

Fashion Scoops

Olivier Bernoux Pays Tribute to RFK

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation and Olivier Bernoux are launching a capsule collection to benefit the foundation’s activities in Italy.

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Government and Trade

Higg Index Heads for Full Usage by SAC Members by End of 2017

The Sustainability Apparel Coalition includes Wal-Mart, Patagonia, Nike, Adidas, Puma and Nordstrom.

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The MIDO fair in Milan.


Eyewear’s Spring Trends: Mixed Materials, Vintage Reinterpretations

At the MIDO fair in Milan, round, cat-eye, Wayfarer, half-rimmed and aviator shapes proliferated.

clock March 10, 2017Emily Backus

Designer and Luxury

Arab Fashion Week Shifts Dates to Raise Profile

The five-day event will now be held in May in hopes of attracting more overseas buyers.

clock February 21, 2017Emily Backus

MaxMara is seen as one of the group's "core" brands.


Safilo Sales Slip 2.2% on Phasing Out of Gucci License

The Gucci license expires at the end of December, two years earlier than originally planned.

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Ready To Wear

Sweeping Changes Take Hold at Milan Trade Shows

Milan’s White and Super trade fairs are repositioning by fine-tuning their assortments and promoting internationally.

clock October 8, 2016Emily Backus

Designer and Luxury

Arab Fashion Council Previews Huawei Arab Fashion Week

More than 20 designers from 10 countries – from Italy to Sweden – will show at the third edition of HAFW, which takes place Oct. 6-10.

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Herno's PEF jacket.

Government and Trade

Prototype Jacket Measures Environmental Footprint

The world’s first Made Green in Italy garment will be presented at the Pitti Uomo trade fair in Florence this month.

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Inside the wedding and ceremony wear trade fair Si Sposaitalia Collezioni at Fieramilanocity in Milan.


Si Sposaitalia Collezioni Trade Fair Mingles Bridal Traditions

A global array of buyers found styles mixing cultures and traditions at the four-day fair.

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Remo Ruffini

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s Della Valle, Moncler’s Ruffini Foresee Fashion Upheaval

The two executives warned that a new order in the fashion system is bound to emerge within the next few years.

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Eurojersey's factory


Italian Sustainability Confab Details Advances and Problems

The Milanese conference highlighted the efforts of leading companies such as Eurojersey stretch fabrics, Herno outerwear, Canepa precious fabrics, Albini cotton and Candiani denim.

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Safilo First-Quarter Sales Hurt by License Trouble

Gucci’s license is coming to a close in December, two years earlier than originally foreseen, as Kering prepares to internalize control over all of its eyewear.

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Mobile Dominates Among Chinese Shoppers

Sixty-nine percent of all retail purchases in China excluding groceries took place over the Internet in 2015, according to a PwC report.

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