A weekly roundup of what you might have missed in the jewelry and luxury world.
Fringes to the ears
Isabel Marant is one in a tiny group of famous fashion designers who kick-start trends that last for. Last Fashion week in Paris, the French designer took her love of fringe to the ears when supermodel Gigi Hadid closed Marant’s Fall 2017 runway presentation wearing a pair of bejeweled, silver-toned ear climbers. May fringes become a new trend also in jewellery?
Erin Wasson for LPA
The actress and model Erin Wasson is one of the coolest girls of the moment: a new style icon. She recently joined forces with Pia Arrobio and her jewellery brand LPA on a collection of statement gold jewels inspired by Wasson’s personal collection and vintage jewelry seen on over-the-top Italians in the 1970s. Ironically, Pia’s spring collection was inspired by all-things Italian, including her ex-boyfriend.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
Karl Lagerfeld’s Space Oddity
Sky’s the limit, they usually say. But for Her Galactic Majesty Karl Lagerfeld, that’s just another border to trespass. On March 7, for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2017 runway, the Great Chamberlain of luxury and fashion turned the Grand Palais in Paris in an authentic space base. Rather than just standing by, the stars actually took over the venue: among them, Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp. At the center of this “rocket-launch platform”, an incredible parade of beaded and bejeweled dresses showed us “things you people wouldn’t believe”!
Photo: Yannis Vlamos / indigital.tv
Messika jewelry brands grows fast
French jewellery brand Messika has been on the rise for the last years, and its star keeps shining brighter and brighter. The French maison’s international presence is already strong – with flagships and shop-in-shop all over the world, from Europe to Middle East – and the company’s revenues registered a 50% growth in 2016. Now, Messika is planning to consolidate and expand its global reach. This year new stores will be opened in the UAE, Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy and USA.
Source: Fashion Network
LVMH is just about to lunch its first commence platform
When it comes to e-commerce, usually the fashion world is way ahead of the jewellery and luxury one. But the industry’s titan LVMH is now changing the game by opening its own online retail platform, the first to be conceived and realized autonomously. Launch is expected in June. The group is thus hoping to build a strong income model through its stellar brand portfolio (from Chaumet to Givenchy, from Hublot to Loro Piana, LVMH is tapping into every possible luxury sector) and drive almost 4 billions in revenues
Source: Pambianco News
Rolex’s flawless reputation
Since the dawn of times they taught us that the first rule in sales is “smile and be nice”. And if any of you think this might just be “old-fashioned etiquette”, think again. For the second consecutive year, Rolex has gained the title of “Most reputable brand in the world” according to the Global RepTrak 100 ranking published by the Reputation Institute. According to the institute, Rolex topped the ranking for its flawless customer care and its capacity to meet the clientele needs and deliver high-quality products and services. Rolex is joined on the podium by Lego Group, which, ranked second; and Walt Disney Company, which came third.