Gucci's own third-quarter revenue grew by 28.3 percent, while the fashion powerhouse's sales increased by 49.4 percent.
“It’s a pleasure to establish the Gucci Research Lab, which aims to identify and study the trends that define the way in which organizations are evolving, with a special focus on the luxury industry”, said Gianmario Verona, rector at Bocconi University. Founded in 1902, Bocconi is known for its research facilities and MBE programmes.
Following the launch of the new research lab, Gucci has been named a strategic partner of Bocconi University. The collaboration is part of an ongoing relationship between the two Italian institutions, as Gucci sources new talent (and interns) via Bocconi's Luxury Talent and Corporate Associate programmes.
Earlier this year, Gucci partnered with Polimoda, a private fashion school in Florence, to provide a masters course in retail management.