BoF distills recent fashion stories from the French media.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) lost 1.5 percent in April, underperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost two percentage points. Luxury spending in Europe has been hit by a drop in tourist demand, as well as price increases by brands seeking wider margins. The unusually cold weather, particularly in March, also contributed to weak demand for Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections.
PARIS, France — PPR SA, the French owner of Gucci and sporting goods maker Puma SE, said it will buy a majority stake in Italy’s Pomellato from closely held RA.MO SpA to expand its jewelry offerings.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) gained 1.6 percent in March, outperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by just half a percentage point. The SLI has been quite volatile over the month with the eurozone crisis and the US debt ceiling taking centre stage again.
PARIS, France — PPR's sportswear unit Puma will soon have a new chief executive, the French group's head said on Friday. PPR chief executive François-Henri Pinault was speaking at a news conference at which he unveiled a new name for the luxury goods group, which will be rebranded as Kering.
PARIS, France — PPR SA, the French owner of Gucci and Puma, will change its name to Kering to cap a transformation into a specialist in luxury products and sporting goods.
PARIS, France — PPR SA, the French owner of Gucci and Puma, is considering changing its name to Kering to cap its transformation into a luxury and sporting-goods specialist, according to people with knowledge of the plan.