July 25, 2021


Italian Fashion Brand Zegna Joins SPAC Frenzy With $3.2 Billion Valuation

MILAN—Ermenegildo Zegna Group said it would merge with a special-purpose acquisition company in a deal that values the Italian luxury-goods group at $3.2 billion, including debt, and provides it with funds for future acquisitions to bulk up amid consolidation in the fashion sector.

Zegna specializes in high-end menswear and bought the American fashion brand Thom Browne in 2018. It intends to list on the New York Stock Exchange after merging with a SPAC owned by London-based private-equity firm Investindustrial and chaired by Sergio Ermotti, the former chief executive of UBS Group AG .

The Zegna family would retain a 62%

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How Designer Sami Miro Is Challenging Fashion Through Her Sustainable Brand, Sami Miro Vintage

In the past few years, the fashion industry has been confronted with a challenging question: how can it continue to produce at its current rate without harming the planet? From Gucci to Burberry, heritage fashion houses have made a conscious effort to get rid of harmful practices – from the use of furs to unsustainable manufacturing processes. But a rising number of small business owners have taken the lead on what it means to manage a sustainable, eco-conscious brand and galvanize a clientele that cares about saving the planet, too. Impact

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Global sports brand to join retail line up at Livingston Designer Outlet

Puma will join more than 70 boutiques at the Livingston outlet mall, which opened in 2000.
Puma will join more than 70 boutiques at the Livingston outlet mall, which opened in 2000.

Due to open next month, the sportswear retailer will join the Nike Factory Outlet, Adidas, North Face, Under Armour and New Balance, which are already trading at the West Lothian shopping and leisure facility.

The sports and lifestyle label will occupy more than 3,000 square feet in the outlet centre, which will be Puma’s only destination in Scotland and the brand’s only outlet store to open this year in the UK.

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Phoebe Philo Is Returning to Fashion With Her Own Brand

Listen? Do you hear that? It is the intake of breath after thousands of women’s fashion prayers are finally answered. Phoebe Philo, the patron saint of dressing for the female gaze, the designer whose work convinced Joan Didion to pose for an ad and turned her customers into groupies, is returning to business. On her own terms.

Three and a half years after leaving her last post as artistic director of Celine, Ms. Philo, 48, is finally putting her name where her aesthetic is, and introducing (yes) Phoebe Philo, an independent clothing and accessories line. Though it will be partially

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Designer Brands Inc. Continues strategic Camuto group integration.Debbie Ferret Appointed President of Kamut Group and William L. Jordan Appointed President of Designer Brand, Inc. | Ohio

COUMBUS, Ohio, June 22, 2021 / PRNewswire /-Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI), one of North America’s largest shoe and accessory designers, producers and retailers, today announced the appointment of two new executives. Through industry-leading omni-channel capabilities, these leaders support DBI’s strong market performance and efforts to respond effectively and efficiently to customer needs.

In addition to her ongoing role as Vice Chairman Debbie Ferret She has tentatively played that role since she was appointed president of the Kamut Group. August 2020.. In addition, William “Bill” Jordan Appointed president of the designer brand. Jordan Appointed Chief Growth Officer for

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Is Becoming a Brand Ambassador Worth It?

This spring seems to have ushered in a new class of brand ambassadorships, as top manufacturers announced fresh collabs with noteworthy designers. But are such endeavors worth the time and effort they require, and what benefits do they bring? Four professionals who have signed on as brand ambassadors reveal why it was the right move for them, and what considerations other designers should think about before committing to partnering with industry manufacturers.

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“It really helps to have a personal connection to the product that you will be representing, so make sure that you believe in it or the

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Martine Rose’s brand of footy terraces skeeze is a SS22 mood

“This [collection] really places football at the heart, from the subtle reference in the Subbuteo stand the models are on to the character. He’s a character I’ve always been interested in,” Rose explained to me after the presentation. “He comes up all the time in various collections and has manifested again in AW21, a football casual-meets-raver vibe. Football culture’s got everything, like a Shakespeare play. It can be tragic, edgy, some characters are really likeable, some aren’t and I find that so interesting.”

The resulting clothes are imbued with a level of lowkey, terraces-inspired skeeze all Rose’s own. From the

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Luxury brand showcases crop top, cut-off blazers at Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Fashion labels have lately been attempting to subvert gendered clothing while making their products more inclusive. The latest brand to redefine men’s clothing was Fendi, whose new collection made heads turn at Milan Men’s Fashion Week this year.

The Italian luxury brand showcased pastel-hued statement crop tops for men, at its spring/summer’22 men’s runway show.

The pastel blazers by menswear designer Silvia Venturini Fendi cover till below the chest, and are paired with relaxed, loose-fitting matching pants. Also seen on the ramp was a men’s crop top paired with a mint-green suit.

The ensembles were paired with sandals in green,

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Must Read: Balmain to Host Music Festival During Paris Fashion Week, Netflix Series Reignites Interest in Halston Brand


These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday. 

Balmain to host music festival during Paris Fashion Week
Olivier Rousteing is throwing a Coachella-style festival during Paris Fashion Week in September, with his Spring 2022 Balmain collection as the headliner. The two-day event will have food, drinks and limited-edition merchandise, plus it’ll raise funds for (RED) and the Global Fund. The festival will be free and open to the public on day one, but day two is reserved for the first 1,200 people who pledge a minimum donation of 15 euros to (RED) and

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