MILAN — The Italian Stock Exchange has approved the public listing of Italian high-end children’s wear firm Monnalisa SpA on the Alternative Market of Capital segment. The first day of trading is expected to be Thursday.
WWD reported in May that the company, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, was eyeing an initial public offering. The procedures to list on AIM, which targets small and medium-size firms, are much faster and more streamlined than on the Bourse. Fiat heir Lapo Elkann’s Italia Independent is listed on this segment, for example.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for years for customers, friends, family — and herself for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews