Established in 1985, Dolce&Gabbana is one of the leading international groups in the fashion and luxury goods sector. The founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have always been the creative and stylistic source of all the brand's activities as well as the drivers behind the development strategies based on balanced growth on a global scale and focus on the core business.
The Group creates, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear, accessories, jewellery and watches. The brand is present in the Prêt-à-porter segment with Men's, Women's and Children's collections, and in the Alta Artigianalità (High Craftsmanship) segment with Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria collections.
The only activities entrusted to licensee partners are the production and distribution of Eyewear and Beauty (fragrances, make-up and skincare) lines.
The structure of the Dolce&Gabbana group includes the key assets for its continuous development: ownership of the brand that is entirely headed up by the Group and the management and control of the three operating divisions, Production, Distribution and Licenses. The direct control over the entire value chain, from the creation to sales, enables the Group to convey - in the most effective manner and through all the expressions of the brand - its strongly distinctive style and solid DNA, based on artisan sartorial tradition and Mediterranean culture of Italy.
The continuous development and consolidation of the Group at global level are ensured by coordinated management of the distribution policies, which combines the strategic vision of the headquarters in Milan with a widespread presence across the territory, through its branches in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo.
Regarding the main economic figures for the fiscal year 2014/2015, closed on 31 March 2015, consolidated revenues of the Group amount to 1,055.9 million euros, the overall staff numbers 4,547 members and the distribution network includes 323 mono-brand stores.