Upmarket German fashion brand Hugo Boss is planning to carry out trial production of suits in China, with a possible view to starting a complete manufacturing line there.
 
The company's chief executive officer, Bruno Saelzer, says he expects the country's industry to switch from low-cost and low-quality production to being a rival of European producers and other men's suits makers.

Saelzer believes that Italian clothing producers must react in preparation for the transition.

Hugo Boss AG, which operates its men's suits division as its core business, is part of Italian fashion group Marzotto.