"The first quarter of this 2024 is drawing to a close with particularly pleasing results, and in view of the good order intake for Men's - Women's Fall/Winter 2024, we envisage a gracious growth in sales of around 10% for this year, resulting in healthy and balanced profits", the group's founder and Executive Chairman Brunello Cucinelli said in a statement.

The brand known for its cashmere clothing posted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 187.4 million euros ($204.1 million), broadly in line with analysts' forecasts based on a consensus provided by LSEG.

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(Reporting by Elisa Anzolin, editing by Gianluca Semeraro)