Knowing is a luxury | 05.15.23
:: FACETS ::
→ (Robb Report) Louis Vuitton Turned a South Korean Bridge Into a Massive Runway for Its Latest Fashion Show: The luxury fashion house took over a bridge in South Korea for its most recent runway show. The brand also collaborated with Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk who helped put together the event. Read more
→ (WWD) European Luxury Store Openings Rose 77% in 2022: Luxury store openings in Europe increased by 77 percent in 2022 as international travelers returned to the U.K. and the Continent and splashed their money on high-end merchandise, said Savills in its latest Global Luxury report. Read more
→ (Jing Daily) Luxury Brands Invest In Experiential Flagship Stores To Escape Confines Of Malls: Luxury brands have for decades relied on footfall at China’s high-end shopping malls to reach domestic consumers. But a shift is underway – a growing number of prestige houses is opening experiential flagships stores in the country’s top-tier cities. Read more
→ (WWD) Saint Laurent Produced a Godard Short Premiering at Cannes Film Festival: Fashion house Saint Laurent has produced a short film exalting French movie maverick Jean-Luc Godard’s last work, and it will premiere at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival later this month. Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello describes it as the “trailer of a movie that will never exist.” Read more
→ (ADF) Beau Lake collaborates with four renowned artists for limited-edition surfboard series: Luxury waterside sports equipment company Beau Lake announced its collaboration with Artists for Water, a Swim Drink Fish fundraiser, to produce a limited-edition surfboard collection featuring the work of renowned artists Christi Belcourt, Douglas Coupland, Graham Gillmore, and Joe Fleming - to be purchased in support of clean water. Read more
→ (Ad Age Creativity) Lacoste celebrates 90 years of ‘Impossible Encounters’ in colorful global campaign: The clothing and accessories company is celebrating its milestone birthday with a campaign from BETC Paris that travels to different corners of the globe to highlight its worldwide appeal. A series of films and print ads unite cities such and New York and Paris, Miami and Marseille and São Paulo and Tokyo—through a series of “Impossible Encounters.” Read more
→ (The National) Emirates opens luxury beauty hub for cabin crew in Dubai: The Emirates Beauty Hub is launched in partnership with luxury beauty brand Dior and sustainable haircare brand Davines. Offering an immersive beauty experience for Emirates cabin crew, the hub at the airline's headquarters in Dubai is open seven days a week and will cater to the 18,000 cabin crew staff based in the city. Read more
→ (Fashion Network) Bergdorf Goodman launches 'Conscious Closet': Dubbed 'Conscious Closet', the program starts with a Bergdorf Goodman stylist consultation, where garments are identified to either be edited, repaired, altered or resold. As part of the experience, the New York City retailer will leverage its network of strategic partners and its in-house services to provide clients with a seamless experience. Read more
:: PODCASTS ::
🎧 The Luxury Item podcast
Christian Palmaz, Chief Operating Officer at Palmaz Vineyards
Family-owned and -operated Palmaz Vineyards in Napa Valley is regularly voted one of the best wineries in the region and is known for fusing the time-honored art of winemaking and cutting-edge technology. Season 9 of The Luxury Item podcast kicks off with my conversation with Christian Palmaz, COO at Palmaz Vineyards, about its unlikely beginning, the engineering marvel of its 18-story subterranean winery, why Millennials are their best wine customers, and more.
Charlie Palmer, Chef/Restauranteur/Hospitality Entrepreneur
I speak to award-winning legendary chef, restauranteur (Aureole, et al.), and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer, about his journey from a 23-year-old executive chef at one of New York City's preeminent fine dining institutions to building a company of iconic restaurants and food-focused hotels. He also discusses his signature “Progressive American” cuisine, the challenges of managing his growing brand footprint, the launch of his new 'culinary-forward' hotel brand Appellation, the future of high-end dining, and more.
Listen and subscribe to The Luxury Item podcast and Facing the Giants podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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