Lucas Ossendrijver at the Lanvin Spring 2019 show.

Mens Designer Luxury

Lucas Ossendrijver Exits Lanvin

The house is said to have settled on Loewe’s Bruno Sialelli as its new creative leader.

clock November 14, 2018Katya Foreman

Lanvin RTW Fall 2018

Business Features

China’s Tighter Rules on Foreign Investments May Affect Fashion Brands

While fashion has been less affected than other sectors, the Chinese government’s tighter rules may be slowing down the development of some labels.

clock October 30, 2018Luisa Zargani and Tiffany Ap

Backstage at Lanvin RTW Fall 2018

Fashion Features

Lanvin Appoints Jean-Philippe Hecquet CEO

Finding a new business leader at Lanvin has been key for Fosun International, which acquired the house in February.

clock August 28, 2018Katya Foreman

Wolford's new store interior.


It’s Official: Fosun Completes Deal to Buy Majority Stake in Wolford

Wolford said it hopes to accelerate expansion plans using the fresh injection of capital from Fosun.

clock May 4, 2018Samantha Conti

Backstage at Lanvin RTW Fall 2018

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: Lanvin Parts Ways With Artistic Director, Names Interim CEO

Olivier Lapidus will exit as artistic director, while Fosun Group’s Joann Cheng will come on board as interim chief executive officer.

clock March 22, 2018Joelle Diderich

Backstage at Poiret RTW Fall 2018

Fashion Show Reviews

Poiret RTW Fall 2018

The brand is back almost a century after its closure, with designer Yiqing Yin at the helm.

clock March 4, 2018Joelle Diderich

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fosun Takes a Majority Stake in Austrian Hosiery Brand Wolford

Like Fosun’s recent Lanvin acquisition, this new deal requires a cash injection and a strategic turnaround.

clock March 1, 2018Melissa Drier

Lanvin RTW Fall 2018

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Fall 2018

Creative director Olivier Lapidus used a vivid color palette inspired by digital images of LED lights.

clock February 28, 2018Joelle Diderich

Lanvin RTW Spring 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

China’s Fosun Acquires Majority Stake in Lanvin

The deal ushers in a new era at the French fashion house, which faced a liquidity crisis.

clock February 22, 2018Joelle Diderich

Lanvin RTW Spring 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fosun Beats Mayhoola to Win Control of Lanvin, Sources Say

The Chinese conglomerate has outbid Qatari rival Mayhoola Group, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

clock February 12, 2018WWD Staff

La Perla Spring 2018


Fosun Set on Buying La Perla

The investment company has agreed to complete an exclusive due diligence of the Italian lingerie firm with parent company Pacific Global Management for a period of 30 business days.

clock December 19, 2017Luisa Zargani

Caruso Men's Spring 2018

Mens Designer Luxury

Fosun Buys Majority Stake in Caruso, Umberto Angeloni Leaves Helm

The chairman and ceo will be succeeded by his son Marco Angeloni.

clock November 10, 2017Luisa Zargani

Anja Rubik on the Iro spring-summer 2016 ad campaign

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fosun Near Deal to Take Stake in French Fashion Brand Iro

“The transaction is in progress,” a spokeswoman for Fosun told WWD, without divulging any further details.

clock June 21, 2016Laure Guilbault


Fosun Chairman Guo Guangchang Appears at Annual Meeting

Guo Guangchang was last seen being led away by police at a Shanghai airport.

clock December 14, 2015Casey Hall


Fosun Chairman Detained in China

The company confirmed that Guo is “currently assisting in certain investigations carried out by mainland judiciary authorities.”

clock December 11, 2015Casey Hall



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