Italy’s fashion leaders urge Rome to lift restrictions on industry


Italy?s fashion leaders called on the government on Thursday to loosen restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus crisis to allow them to resume some production, warning that a prolonged lockdown risked irreparably damaging the sector. ?Fashion is a seasonal industry, and certain dates are not compressible. Not reopening shortly would mean giving up almost a year?s turnover,? said Carlo Capasa, the chairman of Italy?s National Fashion Chamber (CNMI), in an online interview on the website of daily Corriere della Sera.