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Sustainability in the Luxury Industry | Interview

I had the nicest time discussing with Richard Federowski from consultancy Roland and Berger about the pressing issues and the opportunities of implementing sustainability and the ESG principles into the luxury business practice [link here] From spontaneous initiatives to formalised benchmarking; from sectorial specialisation to cross-industrial collaboration, luxury brands...

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Is fashion facing a grass-root revolution? | Panel

Fashion is definitely rooted in change. However, besides the change of styles and looks, can the business of fashion change itself to better address the challenges of today and lead the future? And how do technology and digital fashion play into it? Looking forward to joining again the amazing...

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Time, Fashion, Circularity | Guest stalk at SDA Bocconi-Asia Center

I have been remotely invited at SDA Bocconi Asia Center to discuss with an engaged cohort of students and professionals how the modern fashion system came to be built on the social quest for novelty, and how circular business models need to factor that in when delivering value. It is all a matter of time:...

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Luxury Brands and Art Collaborations | IPOL Conference

I had the best couple days at the “In Pursuit of Luxury” conference, discussing with academics and practitioners the impact of luxury brands’ economic growth on craftsmanship and the making. I presented a paper looking at how art collaborations redefine luxury production, craftsmanship and the making. Launched in its...

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“How to launch a digital collection for an established brand?”| panel moderation

What a great discussion we had on our panel this afternoon with the amazing Costas Kazantsis (Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion), Louise Laing (Phygital Twin), Leanne Elliott- Young (Institute of Digital Fashion), Leslie Holden (The Digital Fashion Group), Ward de Kruiff (EPAM)! Part of the thought-provoking...

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The enduring allure of art and luxury| Podcast episode

Last week I had the pleasure to discuss with Ben Luke on “The Week in Art” podcast of The Art Newspaper [link here] about the origins and the trajectories of luxury brands and art collaborations, with a specific focus on the latest Yayoi Kusama X Louis Vuitton iteration. In the...

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Luxury and Culture: Regeneration Magazine | Interview

Very pleased to be featured on the magazine of this year WWNA (Why the World Needs Anthropologists) Magazine, titled: Regeneration [link here] Below the text of the interview spanning through favourite readings and the contribution that anthropology can offer to the luxury industry. alma mater? Bunka Gakuen University (Japan)...

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Luxury Forward | Panel Event

Super excited to launch the “Luxury Forward Series” @ Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a great panel discussion on: – How are digital products integrating with material consumption? – How is product aftercare and the purchase of preloved luxury products altering our consumption pattern? – What business opportunities are...

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In Pursuit of Luxury 2022 | Conference

Very excited to join the virtual “In Pursuit of Luxury” (#IPOL)conference on 26-27 May. A great line-up of speakers, and a valuable series of roundtables, paper sessions to discuss about the latest, most compelling matters in the #luxury #industry. I will share the findings of my latest study on...

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British luxury in the digital age | Panel

Today I joined Sacha Rose (Derek Rose) and Adam White (Factory Design) for the panel “British Luxury in a Digital World Panelist”, moderated by Shaun Borstrock for the London Residency of  Parsons Executive Education. We defined luxury and the contradictions of luxury brands today in their articulation of luxury. We considered...

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