The Italian government having halted most commerce until April 3, Confindustria Moda has written to commercial landlords asking them to postpone the payment of rents or renegotiate leases for the Italian fashion retailers it represents. The association’s president, Claudio Marenzi, worries that the situation in Italy is far from resolved and that store reopenings will therefore be delayed. Without any revenues on the books at all, retailers will find their rents “too onerous and no longer sustainable.” Among the letter’s 50 signatories are Casadei, Corneliani, Dainese, F.lli Rossetti, Gallo, Calzedonia, Herno, Moncler, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo, Trussardi and Valentino. Cofindustria Moda represents 66,000 companies, which employ 580,000 and generate annual revenues of €95.5 billion.