VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.
Italian fashion group OTB has added two new members to its board of directors. They are Arabella Ferrari of Intercos and Carlo Purassanta of Microsoft, who will contribute their know-how in the beauty and IT sectors.
The Italian luxe label is being relaunched, and has strengthened its senior management team with the arrival of a new head of marketing, Antonella Leoni, formerly in charge of communications at eyewear group Safilo.
Casablanca, the upbeat party-hearty French brand enjoying explosive growth, debuted its first womenswear collection this weekend with a Casino Royale-style after-party video shot on the Champs-Élysées.
Milan Fashion Week Men's runs from 15 to 19 January, with an exclusively online and severely reduced calendar. Deprived of the majority of its stars, the event has bet on young talent and is introducing 10 new labels.
Onward Luxury Group has been bought from the Onward group by its Italy-based management. Now called High Italian Manufacturing Co., it will continue to run the licensed business of labels like Rochas and Elie Saab.
The next Milan Fashion Week Men is scheduled on January 15-19 and, as in July, it will mix virtual performances with physical catwalk shows. On the calendar, 37 shows, including 5 physical ones, and 7 debut labels.