Fendi’s future, Investors for Replay, Marzotto’s new venture, Jaeger’s expansion, Visionary Grace Coddington

Palazzo Fendi, Rome | Source CPP-Luxury

Palazzo Fendi, Rome | Source CPP-Luxury

The Future of Fendi: Hotels, Men’s line and F project (CPP-Luxury)
Michael Burke, CEO of FENDI confirmed in a recent interview the relaunch in 2010 of the men’s line which was stopped earlier this year,” as well as the extension of the F Factory and a new hotel concept.

Replay majority stake bought by new investors (Drapers)
“An acquisition vehicle has bought a majority 60% stake in Fashion Box SpA the owner of denim brands Replay, We Are Replay and Replay & Sons denim. The acquisition vehicle, Equibox Holding, is controlled by Matteo and Massimo Sinigaglia, who were partners in the Replay footwear business, and Wolfgang Friedrichs, who was a partner in Replay’s German operation.”

Business Diary: Matteo Marzotto (FT)
“Matteo Marzotto spent 17 years at his family business, the Marzotto Group, most recently as president of Valentino, the fashion label the group bought in 2002. In 2008 he left Valentino after it was sold to Permira Private Equity, and purchased the fashion house Vionnet.”

Jaeger set sights on Europe (Drapers)
“Jaeger, the British heritage brand, is set to re-enter the European market after revealing sales are on an improving trend. Jaeger, which was bought by British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman in 2003 for a nominal sum, has reported a 9% rise in sales in the 14 weeks to December 11, after strong performances from its London flagship stores in Regent Street and Westfield shopping centre in West London.”

Grace Coddington: the Vogue visionary (Times)
“Even now, months after the release of The September Issue, this year’s cult hit about the making of the September 2007 edition of American Vogue, Grace Coddington, the magazine’s brilliant, but hitherto largely invisible creative director, says that at least five people come up to her on the subway every morning.”