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PPR SA, the French owner of the Gucci luxury brand, said a $7.3 billion (U.S.) bid for German sporting goods maker Puma AG succeeded after almost two-thirds of investors accepted its offer. PPR now owns a 62.1 per cent stake in Puma, a statement yesterday by the Paris-based company said. The purchase is the first […]

Debutant director Bhavana Talwar, whose film Dharm was released earlier this year, has been nominated for the second annual Gucci Group Award that will be presented on 3 September, 2007 during the 64th Venice Film Festival. Talwar’s Dharm explored religious fanaticism and caste conflicts in India and starred Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak Kapur amongst […]

The Armani Group is opening its giant Armani/Ginza Tower in Ginza, one of Tokyo‘s ritziest districts, as part of its strategy to lure customers in Japan, already the company’s largest market. The 6,000 square-meter (65,000 square-foot) complex opening on November 8 will include a spa as well as a restaurant to “offer a complete lifestyle,” […]

CEO of Fendi Michael Burke last night confirmed Fendi’s plans for a 100 look fashion show on the Great Wall of China. The show, which is due to take place at the end of October has been given the go ahead by the People’s Republic of China. Burke, speaking from the Dior couture show in […]

Giorgio Armani Prive built up from pretty tailored pieces consisting of waisted jackets, tuxedo suits and pretty dresses all belted down tight at the waist to create an hour glass figure out of the fashion model bodies. The colours were a world away from the muted colours usually reserved by Armani, this time citing David […]

Versace, the Italian design firm, is shifting away from its money-losing clothing line to focus on more profitable accessories, such as luggage, shoes, handbags, leather goods, home furnishings and automobile interiors. Accessories last year accounted for more than 33 percent of Versace’s $383 million in revenue, a 27 percent jump in two short years. They […]

The Age of Aquarius finally arrived for the Italian couturier, Giorgio Armani, in Paris last night (Wednesday), exactly a week before his 73rd birthday. As the actress Cate Blanchett, sitting front row, murmered “this rocks”, Armani, once known as ‘Mr Beige’, swapped from minimal to magic. He unleashed a fireball of fluorescent colour and bling-bling […]

Italian designer team Dolce & Gabbana took a military theme to kit out men next summer, ranging from fatigues with tiny lights that glowed in the dark to camouflage patterned swim trunks. On the first day of Milan’s spring/summer 2008 menswear collections on Saturday, Dolce & Gabbana’s signature line show was colored in army-inspired khakis, […]

Lots of glitter and excitement too far to the west as Milan fashion week continues. Tuesday, fashion house Marni showed its Summer 2008 Menswear collection. Unlike many other collections shown this week, Marni steered away from bright colors, opting instead for minimal, simple designs that played with the usual silhouettes. Luxury fashion label, Gucci also […]

Valentino and Giorgio Armani are accustomed to seeing the world’s highest profile men step out in their beautifully tailored suits. But the pair were showcasing a rather different approach to the wardrobe staple during their collections for spring/summer 2008 Milan Fashion Week. Valentino added a colonial flavour to his show which, with its sports jackets […]