Francesco Risso Archive

The Marni Riddle

MILAN, Italy — Consuelo Castiglioni’s decision to step down “for personal reasons” from the creative helm of the brand that she co-founded left many Marni supporters puzzled. On October 21, the day of the announcement, Arthur Arbesser, one of Milan’s next generation of designers, went so far as to reference a “dark and confusing day on planet fashion.” There is, surely, more to the story. …

BoF Exclusive | Marni Names Francesco Risso Creative Director

MILAN, Italy — BoF can exclusively reveal that Marni has appointed Francesco Risso as its new creative director, as founder Consuelo Castiglioni steps down after more than 20 years. It was widely rumoured during Milan Fashion Week that the Spring/Summer 2017 collection would be Castiglioni’s last at Marni. Her departure was confirmed this morning. Castiglioni’s decision to step down was personal, she said in a statement. …

Power Moves | Acqua di Parma Names CEO, Garage Appoints Editor-in-Chief

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week. Acqua di Parma Names CEOLaura Burdese has been appointed as chief executive officer of Acqua di Parma, effective immediately. She takes over from Gabriella Scarpa, who will continue in her role as chairman of LVMH Italy. Before joining Acqua di Parma, Burdese was country manager and managing director of Swatch Group Italy, …