OTB posts 14 percent drop in full year turnover
OTB group, parent to Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Amiri, Staff International and Brave Kid closed the financial year 2020 with consolidated turnover decrease of 14 percent from the previous year to 1,317 million euros, with net revenues of 1,238 million euros. The company said in a statement that revenues rose by 20 percent at...
Feb 10, 2021
Video: Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2020
Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2020 concluded last week, but not without the presentation of Dutch design duo Viktor& Rolf. Although it could not host a physical runway, the fashion house made the most of the digital week with its 5 minute long presentation of the haute couture collection. The looks which were "inspired by coronavirus" feature the...
Jul 13, 2020
Viktor and Rolf embraces coronavirus for haute couture
Viktor and Rolf brought their unique sense of humour and social commentary to Paris Haute Couture Week with a collection inspired by the challenging unprecedented times caused by Covid-19, with a short film featuring singer Mika offering deadpan commentary on the looks in the style of a British newsreel from the Fifties. In the show notes,...
Jul 9, 2020
OTB launches “hyper real” digital showroom
The OTB group, which includes Diesel, Margiela, Marni and Viktor and Rolf, has launched what it is calling a “hyper real” virtual sales showroom to sell its spring/summer 2021 collections after it accelerated its transition to digital options due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, OTB said that the digital showroom would see all of its...
Jun 24, 2020
Viktor & Rolf links with Calida to launch 100 percent compostable collection
Dutch luxury fashion house Viktor & Rolf has teamed up with Swiss premium underwear label Calida to launch a cradle-to-cradle collection which is 100 percent compostable. The capsule, called ‘We Want A Better World’, comprises underwear, pajamas and t-shirts for both women and men, and is inspired by the free-spirited and eco-conscious Woodstock...
Apr 10, 2020
Diesel parent OTB posts 6.4 percent rise in 2019 turnover
OTB, the Italian fashion group’s turnover exceeded 1.5 billion euros, coming in at 1,530 million euros (1,741 million dollars), up 6.4 percent compared to 2018, and growing in all businesses, channels with retail growth of 9 percent, and regions. The company said in a statement that consolidated EBITDA reached 190 million euros (216 million...
Mar 10, 2020
Viktor & Rolf steps back into menswear
Dutch luxury fashion house Viktor & Rolf is relaunching a menswear collection five years after closing its ready-to-wear business. The collection, called Mister Mister, is a playful take on formalwear and an extension of the personal style of the house’s founders Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The intimate collection of around 130 pieces...
Jan 15, 2020
OTB increases its stakes in Viktor & Rolf to 70 percent
Italian group OTB has increased its stake from 51 percent to 70 percent in Viktor&Rolf. The company said that the remaining 30 percent will be equally split between the two Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who founded by the label in 1993 and joined the OTB group in 2008. Commenting on the development, Renzo Rosso, President of...
Jul 25, 2019
Video: Haute couture AW19/20 show by Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf puts on it's Fall Winter 2019/2020 couture show in Paris. Source: Kendam, YouTube.
Jul 5, 2019
Viktor&Rolf launches new men's fragrance
Viktor&Rolf has announced the launch of their new men's fragrance, Spicebomb Night Vision, available worldwide now. Since the brand ceased doing ready-to-wear in 2015 and shifted their focus to haute couture, fragrances have become a major part of their business. With any fashion house focused on haute couture, the majority of revenue ends up...
Jan 28, 2019
Video: Viktor & Rolf FW 2018/2019 Haute Couture
Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 by Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The Immaculate Collection - Collection of Memories/25 Years of Existence. Parsi Fashion Week Haute Couture. Source: FF Channel, YouTube.
Jul 17, 2018
Gaultier joins bra wars with 'Free the nipple' fashion slogan
French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier opened up a new front in the battle over bras Wednesday with "Free the nipple" slogans in his Paris haute couture show. The flamboyant designer showed his support for a Florida teenager who was made to cover her nipples in bandages at her high school for not wearing a bra under her sweatshirt. Lizzy...
Jul 5, 2018