ANALYSISPrada SpA reported Monday what some analysts wanted to see as some early signs of a return in consumption in China during the second half of 2016. This trend is being considered as a positive sign, a recovery that cushioned the decline in its preliminary sales data for the last fiscal year. […]

The Prada Group ended its 2016 fiscal year with consolidated revenues of 3,184 million euros (3,384 million dollars), down by 9 percent at constant exchange or 10 percent at current exchange rates. "As noted in my comments on the first six-month results, this past year we implemented a profound phase […]

INTERVIEW Dutch designer Cindy van den Bremen says that before 1999 there was no such thing as a sport hijab. She invented one almost 17 years ago when she discovered a girl was being expelled from gym-class due to her supposedly unsafe hijab. After working on four different sport hijab designs that […]

In 2016, the Christian Dior group said that it recorded revenue of 39.5 billion euros (41.9 billion dollars), up 5 percent at actual exchange rates and 6 percent at constant structure and exchange rates. Profit from recurring operations was 7.3 billion euros (7.7 billion dollars), up 6 percent. The […]

Net revenues at Levi Strauss & Co grew one percent on a reported basis in the fourth quarter and grew 2 percent excluding 6 million dollars in unfavorable currency translation. For the full year, reported revenue grew one percent and grew three percent excluding 77 million dollars in unfavorable currency […]

Consolidated revenue in 2016 of 12,385 million euros (13,180 million dollars) was up 6.9 percent as reported, 8.1 percent on a comparable basis at Kering. Luxury activities revenues increased 7.7 percent reported and 7.8 percent on a comparable basis, while revenues of sport & lifestyle activities were […]

During the fourth quarter of 2016, Kinnevik said that its NAV decreased by 3 percent to 72.4 billion Swedish krona (8.13 billion dollars) or 263 Swedish krona (29.54 dollars) per share. Kinnevik's Board of Directors recommends an ordinary dividend of 8 Swedish krona (0.90 dollar) per share for 2016, […]

Fourth quarter net sales increased 5.8 percent to 764.3 million dollars at Skechers driven by a 17.1 percent increase in the company’s international wholesale business and a 13.9 percent increase in its company-owned global retail business which included comparable same store sales increases of 3.6 […]

Columbia Sportswear Company’s fourth quarter net sales of 717.4 million dollars increased 3 percent or 2 percent constant-currency compared with net sales of 699.4 million dollars for the fourth quarter of 2015. Full year net sales increased 2 percent on current and constant-currency basis to 2.38 billion […]

Puma’s fourth quarter sales increased by 10 percent currency adjusted or 9 percent reported to 958 million euros (1,024 million dollars) with growth across all regions and product segments. Full-year sales also rose 10 percent currency adjusted and 7 percent reported to 3,627 million euros (3,880 million […]