Yesterday (night for Europe) Prada showed a beautiful Cruise collection in New York, with a very interesting message behind. “This show is all about simplicity — naïve, cotton, simple. So the opposite of a big deal. Because I think that sometimes, all of us, [with the itinerant shows] there’s a competition for who does more … Leggi tutto

“Gucci delivered a very good quarter, with revenue up 24.6% as reported and 20.0% on a comparable basis to €2,325.6 million.” In the first quarter of 2019. First quarter of 2018 saw a 49% growth. In 2019 North America only grew 5% while Asia Pacific recorded a notable +35.5%. “We’ll continue to fuel [growth] with … Leggi tutto

The Fab Four of #fashion and #luxury show an outstanding firepower in the industry. They have a stunning business and are in the hotlist of must-have brands. What is the common factor of them all? The city of Rome. Despite a certain PR effort highlighting Milan as the fashion capital of the world, with a few exceptions like Moncler, Milan … Leggi tutto

#womensday Dear Fashion and Luxury brands, Don’t talk about sisterhood, women’s rights and so on. Act! -Eliminate bullying and harassing from your organization and company culture – Support Equal Opportunities – Pay Equal Salaries It’s a must.

Dear Karl Lagerfeld, Today, for the first time, you didn’t show up for a bow at the end of Chanel Haute Couture show in Paris.  You were tired and all of us missed you very much. You are with no doubt a pillar of the fashion and luxury system and your iconic persona is unique, … Leggi tutto

Don’t ask. Learn. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Henry Ford “Some people say, “Give the customers what they want.” But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do.” Steve Jobs “Your most unhappy customers are your … Leggi tutto

You spoke in Milan about “human luxury” and “inclusive luxury” talking about the industry trends and Gucci. There is no need to coin a new definition of something that already exist: Fashion. Luxury is exclusive because it is deeply human, handmade, timeless, created for the next generations (Patek Philippe anyone?), made with love by artisans … Leggi tutto

Dear Mister Johann Rupert, I read the amazing interview of yours to Nick Foulkes on FT Weekend. “So long as there is love and passion, there will be luxury jewellery” you said. Very inspiring. And you also created a Foundation supporting artisans and craftsmen as well as the Laureus Sports for Good. You were disappointed by … Leggi tutto

Dear #Fendi,   Why?

Dear #Burberry, Isn’t it unusual for you as the most digital brand that your newly appointed worldly renown and appreciated creative director, Riccardo Tisci, the one that is vividly awaited for the revamp of the brand, edits a capsule collection called B Classics, an amazing reinterpretation of old Burberry classics made by the existing design … Leggi tutto