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Alitalia Staff Get New Designer Uniforms Despite Uncertain Future

MILAN – Despite a cloud over its future, Alitalia is decking out its flight attendants in sleek new uniforms designed by Alberta Ferretti featuring the colors of...

Monet Station Masterpiece Picasso Portrait Lead London Art Sale

LONDON – A portrait of one of Picasso’s muses and a prized painting of a Paris train station by Claude Monet go under the hammer in London next week, leading...

Loreal To Appeal After Uk Setback In Haircare Patent Row

PARIS – L’Oreal (OREP.PA), maker of brands like Lancome and Maybelline, said on Tuesday it would seek to appeal a British court ruling favoring a U.S....

Louboutin Wins Eu Court Battle Over Distinctive Red Soles

BRUSSELS – Christian Louboutin’s battle to protect the distinctive red soles on the shoes he designs got a boost on Tuesday when the European Union’s...

With Sales Boom In Mind Gucci Tightens Grip On Suppliers

FLORENCE, Italy – Kering’s (PRTP.PA) fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house, as luxury firms step up efforts to meet rampant demand...

Italys Luxury Brand Prada Paves Way For Family Succession Ceo

VALVIGNA, Italy – Prada (1913.HK) Chief Executive Patrizio Bertelli said on Friday his family would not sell its 80 percent stake in Italy’s biggest luxury...

Syrian Refugee Launches Luxury Sneaker Brand In France

LILLE, France – When Daniel Essa fled Syria in 2014, he faced an uncertain future as a refugee in France, where he knew few people and less French. Now he is...

Kerings Gucci Aims For 10 Billion Euros Revenue Threshold

FLORENCE, Italy – Italy’s Gucci, the biggest earnings driver at French group Kering (PRTP.PA), said on Thursday it expected sales to grow at twice the pace...

Kerings Gucci Aims To Hit 10 Billion Euro Revenue Threshold

FLORENCE – Italy’s Gucci, the fashion brand fuelling a sales boom at Kering (PRTP.PA), said on Thursday it aimed to keep growing at twice the pace of the...

Kate Spade Designer Who Built Handbag Empire Found Dead

NEW YORK – Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags before selling the brand, was found dead in her New York City apartment on...