After stints at Helmut Lang, Gucci and Bottega Venetta, Bellettini joined Saint Laurent as CEO in 2013 to take it to the next level. She talked about identity, creativity and empowerment at the Vogue Fashion Festival.
It is hard to imagine a more venerable luxury brand than Cartier, which has a reputation for artisanal excellence second to none. Yet, the majority of its audience is that lodestone of modern marketing, millennials.
La Samaritaine, the greatest construction project of the world’s largest luxury construction company – encompassing a chic department store, hotel, office space and even public housing – is finally, almost, ready.
Carl von Clausewitz was famed for his adage that war is the continuation of politics by other means. This week at Paris Photo and in multiple photo exhibitions, photography is the continuation of politics by other means.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
Last week-end, at the Atelier Richelieu in Paris, the French luxury group brought together 80 developers and high-tech experts for a hackathon themed around software solutions dedicated to sustainable fashion.
The company set up from scratch in 2014 by luxury group Kering, the industry’s first to internalise its eyewear business, is about to top the €500 million revenue mark, and says it isn’t interested in Safilo.
Many feel called to fashion; but few are chosen. But one true member of the elect has to be Giambattista Valli, who staged one of his most composed ready-to-wear collections on a balmy Monday in Paris.