July 2017


Printemps Beauty store

New look for the Parisian department store. Printemps Haussmann has just launched its new beauty store: 3000 square meters spreading over three floors with more than 200 brands. This real cosmetics temple, designed by the interior designer Antonio Citterio, offers three different worlds, starting with the Beautysta space visible from the street located at the ground floor. From the latest trendy brands to the iconic ones like Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent,

When your own initials are enough

Luxury like discretion and uniqueness: this is the corollary that explains the motto of one of the Italian houses at the top of the excellence in luxury worldwide, Bottega Veneta. “When your own initials are enough” it means that there’s no need of logo nor initials to put forward the brand that everyone is wearing but it’s rather our style that is going to be enhanced and sublimated by this brand. 

The Fabergé of footwear

Who is behind the nickname Fabergé of footwear? One of the most famous shoe-designer of the Twentieth century, Roger Vivier. Born in Paris in 1907, two years after beginning his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he quits all to dedicate himself to the shoe training. His passion for the theatre and the music-hall incites him to create his first made-to-measure pairs of shoes for the queens, Josephine Baker and Misstinguett, that he had run into in the backstage while he was drawing the sets.

Lapidus at Lanvin

Lanvin house has just nominated its new Artistic Director: it is the designer Olivier Lapidus. The designer, Ted Lapidus’s son, succeeds to Bouchra Jarrar, who quitted the house last week after making only two collections. Lapidus will have the task to renew the brand’s image that is controlled since 2001 from the Chinese entrepreneur Shaw-Lan Wang and that ended the 2016 with a net loss.

Dior couturier du rêve

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the creation of the house of Dior, the Parisian musée des Arts décoratifs hosts, since the 5th of July, a wonderful exhibition dedicated to the couturier “Christian Dior : couturier du rêve”. The retrospective exhibition brings us into the universe of Christian Dior and the one of the designers who succeeded him, from Yves Saint Laurent to the current Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri. The musée des Arts décoratifs environment seemed natural,

The high-end of Altagamma

Altagamma (High-end) it’s the name of the Italian Foundation that gathers the companies of the cultural and creative high industry in order to promote in the world the excellence of the Italian craftsmanship and style. Its mission? Highlighting the Italian contemporary essence that can be translated with the saying “the beautiful, the good and the well-made”. Founded in 1992 in Milan by Santo Versace, Gianni Versace’s brother and chaired by Andrea Illy, the CEO of Illy Caffè, Altagamma has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.