A strong turnout of international buyers at the 86th edition of Milan footwear trade show Micam has cemented its place as the must-attend shoe exhibition in Europe, as UK brands took the opportunity to meet continental buyers before Brexit.
Sales at Hugo Boss climbed 14% to EUR1.5 billion (£986 million) for the year to January 31. Profit after tax rose 19% to EUR129m (£85m). Womenswear grew 69% to EUR162m (£106m). Hugo Boss will open a franchise store in Brighton in March.