In Italy, they call Max Mara, Il Gigante Silenzioso, or the Silent Giant: a 1.558 billion-euro fashion house, founded by Achille Maramotti, and still in his family, combining critical acclaim with commercial growth.
The Castiglioni family may have had a relatively low profile since stepping down from their roles at Marni almost two years ago but on Thursday they announced a comeback with Carolina Castiglioni launching a new brand.
Planned investment in Jimmy Choo may have dragged down the share price at Michael Kors but it's upbeat for the luxury brand’s prospects and is working to boost its appeal to Millennials and drive accessories expansion.
It seems the Meghan effect has already started to benefit Givenchy and Stella McCartney, who were the big names to dress Markle on her wedding day, with their sales soaring on luxury e-tail site Net-A-Porter.
Thomas Gibb, VP of product development and production for footwear for Stuart Weitzman, has sued parent company Tapestry Inc., alleging former creative director Giovanni Morelli repeatedly sexually harassed him.