Knowing is a luxury | 04.17.23
:: FACETS ::
→ (Wealth Management) Crypto Bros Ditched NFTs Along With Rolexes: The richest art collectors are still on a tear, but recent banking turmoil may change the picture. Read more
→ (WatchPro) Richemont and Audemars Piguet launch initiatives to tackle luxury watch theft: The rise in luxury watch thefts is getting so serious that both Audemars Piguet and Richemont have both launched initiatives in the same week designed to solve it. Read more
→ (CoinDesk) Ralph Lauren Miami Store to Accept Crypto Payments: American fashion brand Ralph Lauren will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments at its newly-opened store in Miami's Design District, becoming the retailer's first location to do so. Read more
→ (Retail Bum) Dolce & Gabbana To Open Luxury Condos and Hotel: Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana is venturing into the hospitality realm with the planned launch of a high-end hotel in the Maldives. The brand has teamed up with Dar Global, a Saudi-based property developer under Dar Al Arkan, to kick-start the project, which does not yet have a projected completion date. Read more
→ (FT) Watchmakers court cultural connections: Arts sponsorships give companies cachet — and access to less price-sensitive consumers. Read more
→ (Hypebeast) Fashion and Entertainment Unite as Lacoste Teams Up With Netflix For Latest Collection: Lacoste unveils its latest collaboration with Netflix — reworking its iconic crocodile to honor the streaming service’s celebrated shows. Read more
→ (CN Traveler) Lufthansa is offering the most personalised business class experience to date from 2024: Lufthansa's new long-haul product offers seven distinct seat types and direct aisle access, catering to the needs of the modern traveller. This break from tradition offers travellers more control over their schedule and a more personalized experience. Read more
→ (Fashion Network) Prada Group partners with Adobe to reimagine in-store, digital experiences: Prada Group and Adobe announced an enhanced partnership to elevate the luxury fashion firm's digital and physical retail properties. Brands including Prada, Miu Miu, Church’s, Car Shoe, Pasticceria Marchesi and Luna Rossa, will leverage Adobe Real-Time Customer Data Platform and Adobe Journey Optimizer, allowing the group to deliver personalized experiences and relevant content across any channel in real time. Read more
→ (WWD) The Outside View: Cultural Hybridity and the Future of Fashion: In truth, it is a blending of the two, a tacit acknowledgment that it is hybridity driving luxury and fashion forward...Hybridity is the unexpected clash between dissonant worlds, cultures and imaginations as well as the reconciliation of tradition and innovation. And that is what allows the industry to remain resolutely creative, alive and anchored in today’s changing and culturally mosaic world. Read more
:: PODCASTS ::
🎧 The Luxury Item podcast
Arianna Casadei, Chief Executive Officer, CASADEI
CASADEI is one of the largest exporters of Made in Italy luxury shoes all over the world and its designs favored by top celebrities and models. On the latest The Luxury Item podcast, Scott Kerr speaks with Arianna Casadei, the third generation of the founding family and newly appointed CEO of the 65-year-old brand. Arianna discusses how growing up in the family business and learning from her father, renowned Italian shoe designer Cesare Casadei, has prepared her for leading the company. She also talks about how women and shoe design have changed since her father elevated the brand's international growth in the 80s, and celebrating 10 years of the bestselling "Blade" heel style, going phygital with a limited run NFT, and more.
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