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In Industry News, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories MagazineLeave a Comment

The Gucci Effect–fashion’s newfound willingness to mix pieces of clashing moods, patterns and genres into a completely unique whole–isn’t just driving trends in fashion, it’s exploding the Gucci brand proper. According to reports, Gucci sales rose a record 48.3% on a comp bases in 2017’s fiscal Q1.  Wholesale rose 37% and Gucci stores …

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Kering’s New Eyewear CEO Roberto Vedovotto Appointed to Executive Committee

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Paris—As if it weren’t already clear, Kering  today appointed its CEO of eyewear Roberto Vedovotto as His appointment to Kering’s executive committee. The appointment illustrates just how seriously Kering is looking to eyewear to help grow its luxurygoods business, one that includes Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent etc. “Roberto Vedovotto’s …

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Kering Confirms Joint Venture with Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta

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Paris—After recently investing in British designer Christopher Kane and New York-based Joseph Altuzarra, Kering SA, the luxurygoods conglomerate behind Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, looked within for its latest up-and-coming designer. Today the company confirmed it had entered into a joint venture with Tomas Maier, creative director at Bottega Veneta, …