CHOPARD ARTISAN OF EMOTION

Since 1860, Chopard has been an artisan of emotion. And In 2013, Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-presidents at Chopard, launched the “Journey to Sustainable Luxury” and in 2018, the Maison committed to using 100 percent ethical gold when producing all its watches and jewelry.

The latest collection features the new L.U.C XPS Forest Green model, which embodies understated elegance and exclusively uses Chopard’s proprietary steel, Lucent Steel™. With a recycling rate of at least 80 percent, the steel aids the Maison’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint.

Standouts from the latest collection include the more vibrantly hued blue Happy Sport, a limited-edition with only 250 pieces available. The women’s watch celebrates Chopard’s “Joie de Vivre” with its legendary “dancing diamonds” on the dial and is powered by mechanical movement.

This year, they expanding portfolio with timepieces featuring colored dials, appealing to individuals who seek a touch of uniqueness.

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ROBERTO CAVALLI DIED AT 83

Roberto Cavalli, designer of the jet set for decades thanks to his python skins and flamboyant prints, died yesterday at the age of 83. Leopard prints and bare outfits had made them the darling of the international jet set from St. Topez to Portofino. The house he founded in 1975 confirmed the news in a press release, adding that the designer’s legacy would live on “through his art, his creativity, his love of nature, of animals, he loved life 200 to time.

Fausto Puglisi, the brand’s creative director since 2020, said carrying on the founder’s legacy was the greatest honor of his career. “You may not be here physically anymore, but I know I will always feel your spirit with me,” Puglisi said.

The couturier’s passion for Ferraris, cigars and horses, a fan of trendy St Tropez evenings and revealing a tanned torso à la Bernard Henri Levy, made him a sought-after character among the show biz paparazzo. Married to a Miss Universe finalist, owner, traveling mostly by his personal helicopter to reach his vineyard in Tuscany. Cavalli patented several methods of printing on leather, which attracted the attention of a few luxury houses, including Hermès. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family.

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SEXY IN THE CITY

Balenciaga brought the trend to a new, old zenith, unveiling two campaigns to support the return of Le City bag, first introduced in 2001.

Balenciaga conscripted photographer Mario Sorrenti to capture Kate Moss, Danish model Mona Tougaard, Chinese actress and singer Yang Chaoyue, and Korean singer Juyeon.

All four women cradle the rectangular model with its distinctive thimble-like studs, vintage patina and dangling leather streamer-cum-zipper pull.

GUCCI AND KERING NEWS

Stefano Cantino, head of communications at Louis Vuitton, has been appointed deputy general director of the Italian fashion house Gucci. Cantino would start on May 2 and would work hand in hand with Jean-François Palus, president and CEO of Gucci, as well as Francesca Bellettini, deputy CEO of Kering in charge of the brand.

Cantino’s extensive experience in the luxury industry at senior levels in various organizations, his wide range of expertise, as well as his strategic thinking and artistic culture, make him a great asset to my team. It’s the lord of the Arnault ring who will be happy!

Although classified by some as a public relations executive, Cantino spent much of his 22-year career at Prada in various business development, merchandising and marketing roles, involved in everything from retail to industrial processes , working closely with Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli and designer Miuccia Prada, but also at Vuitton as well, which he joined in 2018.

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ARMANI AND THE CAPORALATO

It’s a real dirty on the reputation of a big name in Italian fashion. Giorgio Armani is accused of using illegal Chinese workers in degrading conditions to manufacture bags and accessories.
For a period of one year, Giorgio Armani Operations SpA, which produces clothing, accessories, and decorative items for the Giorgio Armani Group brands, has been placed under receivership.

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DE CELINE AUX 2 C DE CHANEL

Hedi Slimane, the star designer of CELINE, is preparing to leave the French fashion house, several sources close to the latter and the LVMH group said. The date of his departure is still uncertain. Tomorrow, a year from now, even later? Everything will depend on the speed with which LVMH finds a replacement and the Arnaults’ patience.

Hedi Slimane, the darling of the American media, has just given us his worst collection, the chronicle of a little fashion genius ‘highlighted’ by Wintour who only sees advertising benefits for the ‘Con’ group for US Vogue. and Naze’.

Sliman wanted to break social norms and traditions, to play the rebel at almost fifty years old. However, meditate on this maxim from Mr. Lacroix: “I do not seek the timeless: I capture the happiness of a moment. I don’t build pyramids: I trace arabesques. There is nothing frivolous about advocating the ephemeral. I want to give happiness to others.” Continue reading

PARLUX AND GOLDIE

Launching Friday, Goldie Eau de Parfum, $78, is a woody-floral women’s fragrance that kicks off an eventual "wardrobe of Steve Madden fragrances; Parlux plans to inaugurate, said Parlux president Lori Singer.

Asked why he sought to reenter fragrance, Madden said, “with the brand exploding and the synergy of finding Parlux,” it was the perfect time to launch back into the category.

Named after Madden’s tween daughter, the bergamot-, pear- and jasmine-infused fragrance offers up a fresh category to Madden brand loyalists, while aiming to resonate with the next generation of young consumers.

Parlux which has seen splashy successes of late in fragrance with its gourmand Billie Eilish collection and Drake’s Better World Fragrance House is looking to turn Steve Madden’s fragrance play into a longer game.

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER 2025

On the heels of a strong fall 2024 sales campaign, the Paris-based fashion house said Wednesday that it is planning to unveil its first pre-collection next month.

Creative director Stefano Gallici’s resort 2025 lineup will be unveiled via appointments between May 21 and 24 at the brand’s storied showroom on Rue de Saintonge in Paris. Continue reading

VALENTINO HOUSE OF CREDIT CARD

Valentino confirmed this afternoon the arrival of Alessandro Michele as creative director of the Roman house. He succeeds Pierpaolo Piccioli, who left the brand on Friday after 25 years. Michele having left his position as creative director of Gucci in November 2022. Here is the House of credit cards for Valentino, because in fact, since his departure from the house, Gucci has not posted record figures like in his time.

Very eager to make the “anarch” Pardon de La Marque  what he had done with Gucci Michele begins Tuesday, according to the internal press release. His first collection will be for spring 2025.

With his fashion shows Michele reinvented Gucci for a completely new, offbeat and androgynous aesthetic. As noted, even the Prince of Venice does not want Maria Grazia for his Valentino brand. So here is the fashion transfer window which is getting underway, and in the profession, the word is absolutely right! Continue reading

A GOOSE THAT CATCHES A COLD

Canada Goose the Toronto-based company did not specify the total number of employees impacted by what it described as a redesign of global corporate workforce but reduced its corporate workforce by 17 percent. As of April 2023, Canada Goose reportedly had a 4,760-person staff, according.

As with many brands catering to cold-weather enthusiasts, Canada Goose’s sales have been tempered by unseasonably warm temperatures in the U.S. this winter, but its expensive price point is probably the real reason.

A few changes were also made at the senior executive level. Carrie Baker, president of brand and commercial, will oversee design as part of her expanded role.

Additionally, John Moran, the company’s former chief operating officer, left March 19. Additionally, Dan Binder, who joined the brand full time last spring as chief transformation officer, will now oversee global stores.

SUPREME IN CHINA

Supreme, the New York-based cult skate brand, opened its first store in China on Friday. The 11,000-square-foot, two-story store is Supreme’s 17th in the world and the largest to date.

A micro-neighborhood known for its vibrant youth culture scene lies at the corner of Changle Road and Fumin Road, home to the Supreme store.

Jordan and his team spent most of their time in China scouting skate spots, meeting the right people, and recruiting casts of characters to run the shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the entrance of the store, shoppers are greeted by two Mark Gonzales sculptures, one of which is a full-size F1 race car. Above the main wall, a mural by Brooklyn-based artist Josh Smith features a vibrant painting with Goth-like features. In 2022, the artist collaborated with Givenchy. Continue reading

ECO RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR FOR OTHERS

British model Cara appears in the designer’s Summer 2024 campaign shot in South London, at the Veolia recycling plant, a company that deals with water management, waste management and services energy with the aim of collecting waste to depollute, decarbonize and regenerate it.

The brand said this was its most conscious collection to date, with 95% of the materials being sustainable, the models are not recycled, as Cara goes from Chanel to Dior and now Stella, it takes well pay for a house fire in Los Angeles. The house purchased for 7 million dollars was completely destroyed following an electrical problem causing very significant pollution. the 750 m² of the building, purchased for 7 million, is a studio for her who has no children and lives alone, very ecological!!!

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SILHOUETTE THE SHADOW BUREAU

The name means “Projected shadow of something or someone, the shape and contours of which stand out clearly against a background.”

2024 is a big year for Silhouette. As the Austria-based eyewear company celebrates its 60th anniversary. The family business continues to intrigue demanding consumers with its permanent commitment to excellence and sustainability through innovative, comfortable and quality lenses, but for the latter our boss at Canal-luxe was screaming not to be able to have them repaired.

Providing astronauts with reliable vision in space for nearly 25 years, these glasses were revolutionary in the eyewear industry with their near-lightweight, rimless design and endless customizable options.

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DRIES VAN NOTEN STEPPING DOWN

A search for a successor to Dries Van Noten has quietly begun in recent months, marking the end of an era.

The acclaimed Belgian designer is stepping down in June after nearly four decades in fashion. During Paris Fashion Week, his last show will be his men’s show for the spring 2025 season.

A new designer will be announced in due time, Van Noten said in a statement to us “I have been preparing for this moment for a while, and I feel it’s time to leave room for a new generation of talents to bring their vision to the brand.”

Synonymous with ravishing colors, striking prints and dignified dressing tinged with exotic details, Van Noten forged a succession roadmap when he sold a majority stake in his Antwerp-based house to Puig in 2018. We wish him a happy retirement