Brunello Cucinelli, in discussing his brand’s strong first quarter, talked about his favorite designers and his optimism for the future.
Brunello Cucinelli is financing a center in Solomeo that will vaccinate 1,200 people a week.
The entrepreneur and designer will host Pitti Uomo’s opening ceremony in Solomeo, from where he will also present his fall 2021 collection through online live sessions.
Sales at Brunello Cucinelli’s namesake company recovered in the second half last year, after the impact of the global lockdowns in the second quarter.
Cucinelli will livestream his collection from his headquarters in Solomeo over four days kicking off Pitti Uomo’s digital platform, while both physical and digital events are expected in January in Milan.
The event will take place on Jan. 12, kicking off Pitti Connect, the online version of Pitti Uomo, running until Jan. 14.
The Civic Tower in the Italian town of Norcia, badly damaged by the 2016 earthquake, and newly restored thanks to Cucinelli, his employees and Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, was unveiled on Dec. 8.
North America, Europe and China helped lift sales in the third quarter, although revenues were down 17.5 percent in the nine months ended Sept. 30.
In an open letter, the designer pointed that the pandemic highlighted the necessity to find a new balance with nature, to nourish diversity and exalt the power of culture.
Sales were up 3.6 percent in the period and Cucinelli is already eyeing 2021, when the company expects a growth of about 15 percent.
Chanel is reported to be paying 70 million pounds more than the asking price for the site of its flagship on New Bond Street, London’s hottest luxury strip.