MILAN, Italy — State general prosecutor Gaetano Santamaria has called for the acquittal of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana during the first hearing of the pair’s appeal against their conviction for tax evasion last year. Santamaria told the court that they should find in favour of an acquittal “as the case is groundless.”
As fashion’s centre of gravity moves steadily south and east, driven by the changing global distribution of both wealth and fashion creativity, Paris’ monopoly on the dazzling couture trade is being challenged by a handful of new overseas events with their own ideas about couture.
BEIJING, China — Lisa Yan is the new face of the Chinese luxury consumer: female and fashion-forward. The 26-year-old finance saleswoman checks social media daily to see what celebrities or friends are wearing. She wears Burberry coats, alternates between a light blue Valentino bag and a black Dolce & Gabbana one for work, and reads magazines such as Vogue.
Sonny Vandevelde brings us behind-the-scenes shots from Milan menswear week.
MILAN, Italy — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the Italian designers convicted of tax evasion, ruled out a public sale of a stake in their namesake fashion company, while leaving open the possibility of bringing in private investors.
MILAN, Italy — Italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana closed their Milan stores for three days on Friday in protest at being "pilloried" over their convictions for tax evasion in June, which they say they will appeal.