I had the privilege to see Elisabetta Franchi on stage at the CEO Roundtable organized by Fashion Marc Sondermann on November 8th. It was like… “wow”. Elisabetta Franchi, one of the few women in the Italian fashion system, founded her eponymous “ultra feminine” brand in 1998 thanks to a little bank loan. She developed her … Leggi tutto

Women Power Suits Are Back! Last week Lady Gaga made a blast with a speech on her decision to wear trousers instead of red carpet frocks, yesterday Julia Roberts attended the InStyle event in Los Angeles wearing a pink trousers and jacket combination, during these days trip to Australia Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex chose … 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

My previous post on the Cannes Film Festival sparked very interesting comments about the proper dress code for the red carpet and the concept of elegance. In our time there is an obvious polarization between athleisure and dressy style and, probably, too much contamination between the two styles during the day. On one side even … Leggi tutto

In 2015 Cannes Film Festival banned women flat shoes on the red carpet. Yesterday, in a daring and modern protest Kirsten Stewart took off her Louboutins and walked the red carpet barefoot. In a time when the most criticized policies are the salary gender gap and when women and men are exposing scandals of bullism, … Leggi tutto

WOMEN IN FASHION: Tamara Mellon Tamara Mellon is a British businesswoman and creative director who founded one of the most exciting shoes specialists brand of the last decades: Jimmy Choo. Great taste, creative and style knowledge, business acumen, she left the brand in 2011 after the acquisition from Labelux. Since her departure Jimmy Choo has … Leggi tutto

Maria Grazia Chiuri was appointed Creative director at Dior in June 2016. Before she was part of the duo who helped revamp Valentino and she also previously worked at #Fendi with Silvia Venturini Fendi. She was the first woman designer to be in charge of women image and collections at the Parisian maison of Dior. … Leggi tutto

Dear Vogue, When Alexandra Schulman stepped down at Vogue, she started being accused of a lack of diversity during her years at the magazine. Then Edward Enninful was appointed to replace her and he brought on board friends including Naomi Campbell. And he started promoting “diversity” putting Adwoa Aboah on the first cover of the … Leggi tutto