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In 2011 the Bulgari family, majority shareholder of the renowned Italian jewellery house established in 1884 by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari, joined forces with the LVMH Group and transferred its majority shareholding in Bulgari SpA. The L3.7bn, all-share deal made the Bulgaris the second largest family shareholder of the LVMH Group. After the acquisition FRANCESCO TRAPANI, great-grandson of the founder, CEO of Bulgari SpA and the driving force behind its success over the past 20 years, was made a member of the LVMH board of directors and appointed President of the LVMH Watch & Jewellery Division. From his position now supervising Bulgari, Chaumet, De Beers, Fred, Dior Watches, Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot, he gives LUCY REITER the view from the top of the luxury pyramid.

Nick Foulkes - The luck of the drawer

Today heritage is a term that is used with a sort of wilful abandon. In fact I would guess that ‘heritage of the brand’ fights it out with ‘DNA of the brand’ for the title of most abused marketing cliché...

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JUST as the arrival of Alexander McQueen in ‘The Row’ was timed to perfection to coincide with the inaugural menswear fashion week, the likelihood of The Kooples and Abercrombie Kids opening in the spiritual home of the bespoke suit has come as an unpleasant surprise to the Establishment. “Mixing orange squash (not even fresh juice) […]

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Stationery label Smythson has recruited London-based designer Jonathan Saunders to follow in the footsteps of Erdem and Holly Fulton and design a new collection. Limited edition diaries, notepads and iPad cases are made in goatskin leather featuring contrasting blocks of green, blue, red and camel, and lined with Saunders’ signature bird of paradise print in […]

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Eye candy

Date: March 2010 (134) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Culter & Gross

Turkish designer Erdem Moralioglu has recently teamed up with ophthalmic specialist Cutler & Gross to create a colourful new range of sunglasses. The oversized frames have been inspired by styles from the 1960s and feature prints from the Erdem fashion collections that have been customised for the range, as well as more conventional black and […]

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Smythson

Date: February 2010 (134) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Smythson

British leathergoods company Smythson has now been sold by owners Kelso Place Asset Management and Venrex Group for a reported £18m. The buyer is Greenwill SA, a holding company which also controls Italian leathergoods company Tivoli Group which supplies leathergoods to a number of luxury brands. The company’s management team and Creative Director Samantha Cameron […]

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Dr Concetta Lanciaux, CEO, Strategy Luxury Advisors
The new era of luxury… or is it?
Dr Concetta Lanciaux surmised that what the luxury industry needs are smart ideas for long-term success – and that too many short-term ideas have brought the industry to where it is today.
She took a tour through the four ages of luxury […]

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Smythson’s Young Turks

Date: September 2009 (130) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Smythson

Following its recent collaboration with Giles Deacon (see Luxury Briefing Feb 09), British accessories company Smythson is now working with Turkish designer Erdem Moralioglu. The Creative Director of the label Erdem is to create a selection of notebooks and diaries for Smythson which will launch in November. Designs include abstract Japanese-inspired floral prints based on […]

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Stationery Engine

Date: Feb 09 (124) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand:

Having previously collaborated with Mulberry, Daks Simpson and New Look, Giles Deacon is now working with Smythson. The designer has created a line of stationery, which includes correspondence cards featuring sketches of five different dress designs. The partnership follows Smythson’s Art Diary which launched for 2009 featuring the work of contemporary artists (see LB Sept […]

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Smythson

Date: Sept 08 (120) Category: Features, Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Smythson
Date: Sept 08 (120) Category: Features, Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Smythson

Smythson is one of the raft of luxury brands currently getting a piece of the art scene action. It has recently teamed up with artists Rachel Whiteread, John Baldessari, Gary Hume and Ed Ruscha to launch the Art Diary. The project works on a not-for-profit basis, with proceeds from the sales of the diaries donated to charities […]

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Geoffrey Parker

Date: Dec 07 (112) Category: Features Brand: Geoffrey Parker
The name for the game Geoffrey Parker makes luxury versions of the traditional games people play
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Smythson

Date: May 07 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Smythson

Smythson is expanding its US presence with the opening of a west coast store in Beverly Hills this summer. The 2,000 sq ft Rodeo Drive Boutique will have a small in-store museum and a bespoke salon for clients to design their own stationery. Four notebooks have been designed to be sold exclusively through the store: […]

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