MILAN, Jul 11, 2008 / FW/ — Opting to show the whole Spring / Summer 2009 collection all at once, the Gianfranco Ferré menswear presentation held during the last week of June here in Milan is a mixture of the gentlemanly urban male, the Ivy League student and the young corporate up-and-coming guy.
The label actually does not show any sign of slowing down. Last Jun 17, on the eve of the Milano Moda Uomo Spring 2009 seasons, Gianfranco Ferré opened its 18th boutique in China, which is the second Ferré Milano concept store in the country.
With two more scheduled to open later this year in Guiyang and Zhengzhou, the Gianfranco Ferré retail network in Asia continues to expand. These latest openings confirm the success of Ferré Milano in the Far East, where it owns dedicated stores in Indonesia, Taiwan, and Malaya, and strengthen the international expansion of the brand, which is already available in such locations as Istanbul, Moscow, Warsaw, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta.
The Gianfranco Ferré retail network in the Asian continent totals 31 branded stores in addition to the 32 Gianfranco Ferré boutiques and 19 of the young line GF Ferré, which includes boutiques in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Macao, and Seoul, is expanded through the opening of new Ferré Milano branded stores.
[LISA HELM & SARA CONDE]
Photos by Lisa Helm
Milano Moda Uomo Spring 2009