The second half will be challenging, as the British pound strengthens and Hong Kong deteriorates.
Sales rose 5 percent, boosted by currency benefits, while the brand has inked a deal with Tencent to develop social retail in China.
“I wanted to celebrate the spirit of togetherness,” said chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci.
Surveying members, connecting with FGI’s regional outposts and strengthening partnerships in New York with more advanced technology are among her priorities.
The company is naming a director of diversity and inclusion, and plans to offer staff unconscious bias training.
First-quarter retail sales rose 4 percent, defying analysts’ expectations.
New, Riccardo Tisci-designed product increased to around 50 percent of the offer in the first quarter, which ended on June 29.
Jones’ muses Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell appear in issue 19 of the magazine, which will be released on May 29.
Revenue may have been flat in fiscal 2019, but Marco Gobbetti said the company’s transformation is on track, as he confirmed the outlook for 2020.
Profit climbed 15 percent to 339 million pounds, due to adjusting items, as the company reconfirmed its sales and profit guidance for 2020.
“I’ve wanted to work with Gigi for such a long time, but knew I had to wait for the right moment and right project,” said Tisci.
Through the years, Hardison has championed diversity on designer runways and has called out the lack thereof as need be.