SOUTH AFRICA

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector...

By Stéphane J. G. Girod 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition

One year after buying Jimmy Choo, US fashion company Michael Kors is acquiring Italian luxury goods house Versace for $2.1 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market

The number of pantyhose imported worldwide totalled 1.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year's level...

18 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

EUROPE

Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products

Donatella Versace has said her family's luxury fashion label will no longer use real furs in its products, according to an interview with a British magazine...

16 Mar 2018

ITALY

Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style on Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.

23 Feb 2018

ITALY

Forget Milan, Florence is cradle of Italian fashion

Think Italian fashion and you are likely to think of chic central, Milan. But "Made in Italy" actually has its roots in Florence, where the hotly anticipated Pitti Uomo trade fair opens this week...

9 Jan 2018

ITALY

Luciano Benetton to return to clothing giant's helm at 82

Luciano Benetton, one of the founders of the eponymous Italian clothing company, announced his return on Thursday to the helm of the struggling company...

4 Dec 2017

ITALY

Hot new talent lights up Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week roared into Milan on Wednesday with a line-up of hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as luxury titans ranging from Moschino to Armani...

21 Sep 2017

ITALY

Benetton bows to Rana Plaza pay up campaign

MILAN, ITALY: Italian fashion retailer Benetton has agreed to pay into an international compensation fund for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, in which 1,138 people died...

24 Feb 2015

ITALY

Versace in search of minority shareholder

MILAN, ITALY: Versace is seeking a minority investor and a spokesman at the Italian fashion house says about €250m could be pumped into the luxury brand if the right investor is found.

19 Sep 2013

ITALY

Prada net profits rise 7.6% to €308m

MILAN, ITALY: Italy's luxury fashion brand Prada said on Tuesday (17 September) that its net profit rose by 7.6% in the first half of its fiscal year to €308.2 m and expressed confidence for the future despite an uncertain international economic outlook.

18 Sep 2013

ITALY

Women prisoners launch fashion label

ROME, ITALY: Women's prison workshops across Italy are joining up under a new commercial fashion brand they hope will help encourage more detainees to learn the trade and give them hope for a future on the outside.

6 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

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