Kering

Supima cotton on its way to the gin.

Technology

Traceability Resurfaces as Key Trend in Supply Chain Initiatives

Luxury group Kering is tracing their supply chain back to its origins with the collaborative development of Supima cotton fabric.

clock October 17, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

The fully traceable organic cotton fabrics developed by Albini Group for Kering.

Textiles

Kering, Albini Group Partner on Traceable Cotton

The textile specialist developed a cotton fiber equipped with traceable “fingerprints” created with forensic science and data analysis.

clock October 15, 2018Martino Carrera

Volcom Westfield Century City

Retail

Volcom CEO Remains Focused on Bolstering Product Lines, Store Growth

The action sports company recently opened a new store in Century City, driven by a larger focus on expanding the brand’s reach.

clock October 10, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Marie-Clarie Daveu of Kering

Retail

French Retail and Fashion Groups Deepen Focus on Start-ups

Kering, Galeries Lafayette and Carrefour are among large French companies broadening their embrace of start-up culture.

clock October 10, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2019

Financial

Despite China Worries, LVMH Steams Ahead

Sales of fashion and leather goods advanced 14 percent in organic terms in the third quarter and the group reaffirmed its outlook due to worries over a possible China slowdown.

clock October 9, 2018Joelle Diderich

Jane Fonda

Fashion Scoops

Jane Fonda to Deliver Women in Motion Talk in Paris

The event at the Cinémathèque Française will kick off a retrospective of her films.

clock October 9, 2018Joelle Diderich

François-Henri Pinault at the Kering press conference

Financial

Kering Shares Join Stoxx 50 European Index

The luxury powerhouse is the latest addition to the grouping of the region’s “supersector leaders.”

clock September 26, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Photographer shooting a model wearing Courreges and holding an umbrella on the streets of Paris *** Local Caption ***

Mergers and Acquisitions

EXCLUSIVE: Artémis Acquires Full Control of Courrèges

French billionaire François Pinault’s holding company has increased its stake in the Space Age label from 40 percent to 100 percent.

clock September 18, 2018Joelle Diderich

Tom FordTom Ford show, After Party, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 05 Sep 2018

Fashion Features

The State of American Fashion: Tom Ford

The state of American fashion? A parochial query posed from an insular perspective illustrative of an isolationist country. Tom Ford still gave good answers.

clock September 7, 2018Bridget Foley

Farfetch Celebrates launch in the Middle East.

Financial

Pinault Family’s Artemis Eyes a Stake in Farfetch

Artemis is the Pinault family investment arm, which controls Kering.

clock September 6, 2018Vicki M. Young

Leonard Lauder

Financial

WWD Honorees: Winning in Changing Times

Emanuel Chirico, Kering, Canada Goose and Markwins are set to be honored at the WWD CEO Summit next month.

clock September 5, 2018Evan Clark

Jinqing Cai of Kering

Human Resources

Kering Names Jinqing Cai President of Greater China

The executive is charged with reinforcing the visibility of Kering in the region and strengthening links with local partners.

clock September 4, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Fashion Scoops

Kering Sponsors Return of Historic Héloïse and Abélard Chest to France

The object, linked to the tale of Héloïse and Abélard, will be displayed to the public for the first time as part of this year’s European Heritage Days.

clock September 3, 2018Katya Foreman

Pomellato

Jewelry

Obituary: Pomellato Founder Pino Rabolini Dead at 82

Rabolini created Pomellato in 1967, translating the concept of ready-to-wear into jewelry, introducing the idea of pieces chosen by women for themselves, and sold the company to Kering in 2013.

clock August 29, 2018Luisa Zargani

Stella McCartney

Business Features

What to Watch: A Declaration of Independence

Independent brands are starting a new chapter as the big groups streamline their portfolios.

clock August 28, 2018Samantha Conti

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clock October 18, 2018Tiffany Ap

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