Knowing is a luxury | 04.03.23
:: FACETS ::
→ (Retail Dive) Saks Fifth Avenue stylists to become brand ambassadors for luxury travel company: Around 3,000 Saks Fifth Avenue stylists will act as Inspirato brand ambassadors and introduce their clients to the company’s luxury travel subscriptions, both online and in stores. Read more
→ (Fast Company) Arrivederci, Gucci. The luxury logo boom is over: Logomania was in full force during the pandemic, but a major shift toward a quieter version of luxury is coming. Read more
→ (WWD) Dior Ruled Fashion Month, Launchmetrics Data Shows: Influencers and Asian celebrities helped fuel a 24.2 percent rise in the media impact of the four international fashion weeks showcasing fall 2023 collections, versus the fall 2022 season. Read more
→ (FT) The rise and rise of the branded residence: From Armani to Aston Martin, the world’s luxury powerhouses want to keep you suite. Read more
→ (Wallpaper) Inside the new Prada Caffè at Harrods, a candy box of Italian delights: Prada Caffè features an array of picture-perfect pastries, pastas and aperitifs in a space designed by the Italian house – all the way down to the sugar packets Read more
→ (Robb Report) The Boldest, Most Exciting New Watches From the World’s Biggest Watch Show: From A. Lange & Söhne to Zenith, the Swiss watch industry's major players just dropped new watches. Here's a first look. Read more
→ (Adweek) Inside Fashion Retailer Asos' Play for Retail Media Budgets: Fashion ecommerce retailer Asos is the latest brand to enter the race, launching a suite of new ad formats it says will allow advertisers to better reach the 26 million 20-somethings that browse its site and app each year. Read more
→ (Fast Company) Telfar’s radical new pricing system is the ultimate anti-luxury move: Telfar Clemens wants shoppers to decide how much his clothes cost. With their dynamic pricing tool, prices start at the wholesale rate and increase as demand increases. Read more
→ (Robb Report) Gucci Is Making Even More NFTs With the Company Behind Bored Ape Yacht Club: Gucci has entered into a multi-year partnership with blockchain technology company Yuga Labs, best known for their NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club, a collection of 10,000 profile picture NFTs hawked by celebrities including Jimmy Fallon, Justin Bieber, and Mark Cuban, and currently the subject of a class action lawsuit. Read more
:: PODCASTS ::
🎧 The Luxury Item podcast
Isamaya Ffrench, Makeup Artist and Founder of ISAMAYA
Isamaya Ffrench is a globally-renowned British makeup artist known for creating a beauty revolution with her dramatic transformations to some of luxury fashion's buzziest labels and biggest celebrities. On The Luxury Item podcast, I’m joined my Isamaya to discusses her new namesake beauty brand ISAMAYA and her unconventional approach to beauty. She also talks about working alongside iconic luxury fashion brands like Burberry and Tom Ford, her drop model strategy of themed collections including the latest one with NSFW lipstick packaging, collaborating with Vivienne Westwood and more.
🎧 Facing the Giants podcast
James Gardner, Founder & CEO of Grupo Gitano
Gitano started as a ritzy seen-and-be-seen small mezcal bar and kitchen on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico and is now a growing global hospitality and lifestyle brand with 5 locations including Miami Beach and New York City. On Facing the Giants, I sit down with James Gardner, founder and CEO of Grupo Gitano, to discuss his journey from technology to fashion to hospitality guru. He also shares what he learned about brand building from working with top luxury fashion houses, opening a retail marketplace, achieving success by taking "big swings and big risks", and more.
The Luxury Item podcast and Facing the Giants podcast are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe today!
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