American luxury conglomerate Tom Ford Fashion has appointed Lelio Gavazza as its CEO

Ermenegildo Zegna has announced the appointment of Lelio Gavazza to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tom Ford Fashion, effective September 18, 2023. Gavazza will report directly to Ermenegildo ‘Gildo’ Zegna, Chairman and CEO of the Zegna Group, and will be part of the group’s senior management.

As CEO, Gavazza will be responsible for the end-to-end management of the Tom Ford fashion business, from collection development to merchandising, production as well as retail and wholesale distribution, the company said in a media release.

Ermenegildo Zegna Group has appointed Lelio Gavazza as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion, effective September 18. Gavazza will report to Zegna Group CEO Gildo Zegna and oversee Tom Ford Fashion’s collection development, merchandising, production, retail and wholesale distribution. Gavazza is expected to lead the growth of Tom Ford fashion worldwide.

Gildo Zegna Commented: “Lelio’s track record of strong global leadership brings outstanding luxury expertise to Tom Ford Fashion across retail management, wholesale distribution, marketing, digital and key markets including China. I have personally known and admired Lelio for many years and am confident that his world-class business acumen, deep international experience and leadership skills will prove invaluable in the development of the Tom Ford fashion business worldwide.”

Gavazza will work closely with Guillaume Jesel, President and CEO, Tom Ford, ensuring the alignment of fashion with the brand’s overall luxury strategy.

“I am delighted to welcome Lelio Gavazza as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion. The Estée Lauder Company and Tom Ford have an exceptional and long-standing relationship with Gildo Zegna and the Zegna Group. We look forward to working closely with Gildo, Lelio and their team to take Tom Ford fashion to its next level in global luxury,” said Guillaume Jessel.

Gavazza brings more than twenty years of experience in global luxury and luxury distribution to his role as CEO. He joins the company from the LVMH Group, where he is currently Executive Vice President, Sales and Retail at Bulgari. During his time at Bulgari and prior to his current role, Gavazza held a number of key regional leadership roles, including Managing Director of Greater China and Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Lelio Gavaza Said: “I am honored to join the Zegna Group as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion and look forward to working with Gildo Zegna and partnering with Guillaume Jesel to continue Tom Ford’s growth at the pinnacle of luxury fashion.”

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Watch: Crayon’s Solar Art

From JustLuxe content partner iW Magazine

Crayon’s stunning craftsmanship complication, anywhere métiers d’art azure, is cased in platinum and indicates the hours and minutes with two hands at the center of a dial suspended in the center of the watch.

The crayon anywhere métiers d’art azure

The time display is surrounded by a sun-icon solar display that indicates the time in 24 hours. The ring-shaped display is divided into a diurnal sector (sky blue) and a nocturnal sector (midnight blue). These displays indicate sunrise and sunset times, reading on the inner bezel.

The date and month are seen on a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock.

The new watch echoes the Swiss independent watchmaker’s grandeur View anywhere version 2021 only. The exceptional dial is crafted by an enamelist who, by hand, deposits a dot of lacquer until the desired blue color is achieved, creating a truly incomparable result.

Cryon explains that as a double calendar, for which all months last 31 days, the clock requires only five annual adjustments, made easily and quickly using crowns on either side.

Crayon is furnished Métiers d’Art Azur anywhere Including the in-house caliber C030, fully assembled by Crayon founder and master-watchmaker Rémy Maillot.

The manual-wind 39mm by 9.5mm watch offers an impressive eighty-six hour power reserve. A limited edition of fifteen, it allows the buyer to set the watch to the city or location of his choice for sunrise and sunset indications.

Price: CHF 150,000.

Italian brand Brunello Cucinelli’s revenue rose 31% in H1 FY23

Italian luxury fashion brand, Brunello Cucinelli, has reported preliminary revenue of €543.9 million for the first half of fiscal year 2023 (FY23) (H1), marking a significant increase of 31 percent at current exchange rates (or 30.5 percent at constant exchange rates) over the same year.

The brand witnessed strong growth across all geographies. The Americas reported revenue growth of 23.9 percent year-on-year (YoY), while Europe grew by 22.6 percent YoY. In the company’s home market, Italy, revenue rose 23.7 percent year over year, and in Asia revenue grew 55.6 percent year over year, Brunello Cucinelli said in a press release.

Italian fashion brand Brunello Cucinelli reported H1 FY23 revenue of €543.9 million, up 31 percent year-on-year. Notably, retail sales grew by 41.6 percent and wholesale by 15.8 percent. Buoyed by the strong H1 performance, the company raised its 2023 revenue growth forecast to 19 percent from 15 percent to 17 percent.

A significant increase in revenue was also observed in both sales channels. Retail sales grew 41.6 percent year-over-year and wholesale sales grew 15.8 percent.

The company revised upward its revenue growth estimate for 2023. Previously expected at 15 percent, growth is now forecast to be between 17 percent and 19 percent.

Brunello Cucinelli, executive chairman and creative director of the fashion house, said: “The first half of this year ended with more than excellent results. We like to think that we are capturing what the brand stands for in its style and the way it balances the relationship with work and creation.

“Thanks to the strong demand for handcrafted and exclusive products, we maintain a very positive outlook on the absolute luxury global market. As a result, we are very confident about the future performance of the business for the current year, where we expect to end the year with sales growth of between 17 and 19 percent.”

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Best sexy lingerie brand

When it comes to expressing confidence, embracing sensuality and celebrating the art of seduction, the right underwear can make all the difference. From luxurious lace to provocative designs, the world of sexy lingerie offers a wide array of options. In this article, we will explore some underwear brands famous for their impeccable craftsmanship, exquisite designs and empowering aesthetics.

inciting agent Synonymous with luxury and seduction. Renowned for its provocative yet sophisticated designs, this British brand blends high-quality materials, careful attention to detail and a bold aesthetic. With its bold lace patterns, intricate embroidery and impeccable fit, Agent Provocateur offers a captivating range of underwear from classic black sets to vibrant and playful styles.

the pearl, an Italian lingerie brand, has been mesmerizing women for decades Focused on elegance and femininity, La Perla combines exquisite craftsmanship with exciting silhouettes. Known for its delicate lace, luxurious silk and intricate designs, their underwear collections are a perfect blend of style and comfort. From seductive bras and panties to seductive corsets and nightwear, La Perla embodies timeless allure.

Victoria’s Secret It has become an iconic name in the lingerie industry, renowned for its glamorous and visually stunning designs. With a wide range of styles, from intricate lingerie sets to indulgent loungewear, Victoria’s Secret caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Their collections feature luxurious fabrics, intricate details and bold colours, enabling women to embrace their beauty and sensuality.

flower of evil A contemporary underwear brand that seamlessly blends elegance with a modern edge. With a focus on unconventional designs, this brand offers a fresh and daring take on underwear. From strappy bras and provocative cut-outs to unexpected materials and unique embellishments, Fleur du Mal pushes the boundaries of traditional lingerie while maintaining a sense of sophistication and allure.

The world of sexy lingerie is a realm where confidence, elegance and sensuality come together. These top lingerie brands, including Agent Provocateur, La Perla, Victoria’s Secret, Fleur du Mal, and others, specialize in creating exquisite pieces that not only arouse desire but also empower women to embrace their bodies and express their personalities with style and grace. Whatever your preference, these brands offer many choices that will make you feel confident and beautiful.

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According to the brand, as a tuxedo is a wardrobe staple and a symbol of elegance for a man, Chantel underwear is for a woman. The Parisian aesthetic showcases quality fabrics, graphic silhouettes and precise craftsmanship. Since 1876, Chantelle has created imaginative color palettes for collections that represent luxury in their signature French style.

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Eres “savoir-faire” combines textile technology with a pure, refined and sophisticated style. Eres’ concept is to enhance the body without artificiality, to adapt to all personalities and personalities and to combine luxury, creativity and timelessness in all their collections.

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Bordel is an unconventional and seductive combination of lingerie and outerwear. Known for their bright, strappy panels and unexpected combination of playful details with serious and austere designs, their look is truly unlike anything else. Pure lust and true craftsmanship come together in these made-to-see pieces

American designer Saleh Bembury teams up with Moncler

American designer Saleh Bembury has partnered with Moncler to share a new vision in the world of luxury, celebrating the relationship between man and nature.

Born from a shared appreciation of outdoor heritage, the Moncler x Salehe Bembury collection brings a human touch to luxury, a redefined outdoor collection that explores palette, shape and utility underscored by its signature thumbprint.

“This campaign is a dialogue about human luxury. My goal is to harmoniously balance the Moncler DNA with outdoor heritage. This collection embodies a combination of principles rarely seen in both environments,” explained Bembury.

Designer Saleh Bemburi has collaborated with Moncler to create a collection combining luxury and outdoor heritage. The Moncler x Salehe Bembury collection offers a redefined outdoor line with a human touch, exploring color palettes, shapes and utility. Inspired by Moncler’s hiking line from the 1950s, it features nature-inspired colors and designs.

The evolution of Moncler Genius as a platform for co-creation between different creative worlds continues with Moncler x Salehe Bembury. The partnership pushes the conventional collaboration model into uncharted territories of creation, breaking ground for sneaker designer Saleh Bemburi’s debut ready-to-wear collection, along with shoes and accessories.

Entitled Moncler equipements inspired by an archive Moncler hiking line from the late 1950s, the collection draws on the brand’s original design codes, reinterpreted through Saleh’s distinctive creative language. An avid hiker, Saleh tapped into Moncler’s DNA to envision a tailored uniform made for rewilding. A shared passion for the desert informs the nature-inspired palette — burnt orange, sunset coral, moss green and muted brown picked fresh from the tail, Bembury said in a press release.

“Moncler equipment is an exploration of palette, shape and utility. From extensive time spent in the desert, I have developed a deep appreciation for nature and the elements that come with it,” added Bembury.

Designing pieces that feel authentic to him, and empowered by Moncler’s technological prowess in the space, Saleh ventures into outdoor gear to open up the field with functional pieces that invite a diverse community to explore the freedom of nature. Collarless puffer jackets feature practical utility pockets and GORE-TEX INFINIUM parkas combine with teddy fleece and leggings, topped with caps and beanies. True to the codes of genius co-creation, a rich dual vision shines through and Bembury’s signature ‘grain’ thumbprint blends with Moncler’s iconic quilting on a range of padded outerwear, vests and lighter layers.

Naturally, with a genre-defining take on footwear, Moncler’s signature TrailGrip sneaker has been redesigned for the brand’s new generation of outdoor explorers and enthusiasts. Carrying ‘Grain’ thumbprint quilting, Saleh Bembury’s TrailGrip Grain resonates to a new frequency in organic green, orange and pastel tap colors.

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Zenith adds an ice blue dial to accentuate the skyline

From JustLuxe content partner iW Magazine

Zenith has added three super cool Ice Blue models to its Defy Skyline collection and debuted a new comprehensive strap service in its online boutique.

One of three new Zenith Defy Skyline Icy Blue Boutique Editions debuts here in 36mm

Offered in 41mm and 36mm sizes, the new Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition models retain Skyline’s signature angular steel case with a dodecagonal bezel, a shape Zenith credits to its own Defy design from 1969.

New Zenith Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition, 36mm model with diamond bezel.

Instead of the dark blue dial of the long-ago Skyline debut, this new trio showcases a summer-ready icy blue metallic color engraved with Skyline’s four-pointed star pattern. As with all Zenith Skyline models, the date wheels are colored to match the dials.

Zenith is launching a 41mm model and two 36mm models with new color schemes One of the 36mm models is set with a diamond bezel.

New Zenith Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition 41mm model with 1/10 second indicator.

At the same time, Zenith unveiled a new service in its online boutique that allows shoppers to browse and purchase from a selection of compatible straps. While the service is now debuting in Europe, online customers in North America and Japan will be able to use the service from September

Inside the 41mm model, Zenith fits its El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency (36,000 vph) caliber that offers a unique 1/10th-of-a-second indicator driven directly from the escapement. The watch has a power reserve of sixty hours.

Behind the Zenith Elite 670 caliber.

The two smaller models are powered by Zenith’s Elite 670 automatic manufacture movement, which offers a fifty-hour power reserve. Each model has a star-shaped oscillating weight that can be seen through a sapphire display.

Zenith is offering each watch in the new Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition with a steel bracelet with a satin-brushed surface and chamfered, polished edges.

In addition, each watch comes with an ‘ice blue’ rubber strap with a starry sky pattern and a steel folding clasp. Zenith’s quick strap-change mechanism allows the customer to quickly swap straps without using any tools.

Finally, while the 41mm is only available at the Zenith online boutique, the 36mm model is available from both physical and online boutiques.

Price: $8,500 (36mm), $9,000 (41mm) and $12,000 (36mm with diamonds).

UK fashion house Burberry’s comparable store sales rose 18% in first FY24

UK-based luxury fashion house Burberry Group Plc has released its trading update for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal year 2024 (FY24), reporting an 18 percent year-on-year (YoY) increase in comparable store sales. The company posted growth across regions, particularly with a strong recovery in Mainland China where sales rose 46 percent year-on-year.

Excluding mainland China, group sales rose 11 percent. Burberry reported growth of 17 percent in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEA) region, 39 percent in South Asia Pacific and 44 percent in Japan. However, the Americas had a less encouraging decline of 8 percent and South Korea had a relatively modest increase of 6 percent.

British luxury fashion house Burberry reported an 18 per cent rise in comparable store sales in Q1 FY24, driven by a 46 per cent rise in sales in mainland China. Sales of core categories, outerwear and leather goods grew by 36 per cent and 13 per cent respectively. The company’s retail revenue rose to £589 million in 1FY24, an increase of 17 per cent year-on-year.

Driven by the popularity of heritage rainwear, comparable store sales for outerwear grew by 36 per cent in Q1 FY24. Similarly, leather goods also grew, with comparable store sales up 13 percent year over year, the company said in a media release.

The Q1 FY24 period also included the re-opening of the company’s flagship store in London’s New Bond Street. The transformed retail space now offers an immersive shopping experience across all categories. Burberry renovated or opened 19 additional stores during the quarter.

Retail revenue for Q1 FY24 was £589 million, a significant increase from £505 million for the same period the previous year.

Burberry maintained its guidance for the current year, forecasting high single-digit revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from the FY20 base. This is expected to equate to low double-digit growth in FY24.

“We made good progress in the quarter with high-teens comparable revenue growth led by the ongoing recovery in Mainland China. We’ve seen continued strength in our core outerwear and leather goods categories and are excited about Daniel’s products coming to stores in September. While mindful of the uncertain macroeconomic environment, we are confident of achieving our FY24 and medium-term guidance,” said Jonathan Akerroyd, CEO.

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Spanish firm Mango’s turnover rose 20% in H1 FY23

Spanish multinational fashion firm Mango reported a turnover of 1.45 billion euros in the first half of fiscal year 2023 (FY23) (H1), reflecting a 20 percent increase over the same period in 2022 and a 30 percent increase over 2019.

The brand’s online sales have grown nearly 10 percent year-on-year (YoY). As of June 30, Mango’s online business posted more than 150 million users and saw 435 million log-ins.

Multinational fashion firm Mango reported 20 percent growth in turnover in H1 FY23, surpassing pre-pandemic figures. The company’s online sales grew by 10 percent YoY in H1 FY23. Mango plans to expand its physical presence in Spain, Italy, the US, Turkey and India, aiming to have more than 2,615 stores worldwide by the end of the year.

In Spain, Mango’s physical retail strategy includes opening more than fifteen stores this year and renovating an additional fifteen. A similar growth trajectory is being replicated in Italy with plans to open fifteen new stores for 2023, bringing the total number of stores to 90, the company said in a press release.

As part of the US market expansion, the company aims to open fifteen new stores and to establish around 40 stores in the US by 2024, making the country one of the top five markets in terms of turnover.

In Turkey, sales performance in the first half of the year was driven by growth in both physical and online channels. In India, where Mango works in partnership with local player Myntra, more than 35 new stores are set to open in 2023. This expansion will take its store network to 110 by the end of the year

On a global scale, Amer’s store network now includes 2,615 stores worldwide, after opening more than 40 net stores since December 2022.

“Our customers value Mango’s unique design proposition and style and we are currently engaged in an ambitious plan of international expansion. The positive results in the first half of the year reinforce our business model and our ecosystem of various channels and partners,” said Tony Ruiz, Chief Executive Officer of Mango.

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Unveiling the best swimwear brands for style and confidence

When the sun shines and the beach beckons, finding the perfect swimsuit becomes essential. Whether you prefer a classic bikini, a sleek one-piece, or a trendy high-waist style, the right swimsuit can make you feel confident, stylish, and ready to make a splash. In this article, we will explore some of the best swimwear brands renowned for their exceptional designs, quality craftsmanship and ability to cater to different tastes and body types.

Solid & Striped has earned a reputation as a leading swimwear brand for its timeless designs and high-quality fabrics. With a focus on clean lines and classic silhouettes, their swimwear exudes elegance and sophistication. Solid and striped offer a wide range of styles from minimal one-pieces to retro-inspired bikinis. Their attention to detail, excellent fit and luxurious materials make them a favorite among fashion-forward beachgoers worldwide.

Marysia stands out for her distinctive scalloped-edge swimwear designs. Created by Polish-born designer Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, the brand combines modern aesthetics with feminine charm. The signature scalloped edges add a playful touch to their swimwear, which comes in a variety of colors and styles. Maricia’s attention to detail and commitment to quality results in swimwear that is not only fashionable, but also comfortable and flattering for a variety of body types.

Zimmermann, an Australian brand known for its romantic and bohemian-inspired designs, has become synonymous with luxury swimwear. Their fine craftsmanship, delicate prints and intricate details set them apart. Zimmerman offers a diverse range of swimwear styles, from ruffled bikinis to elegant one-pieces. Their attention to detail, combined with premium fabrics and flattering cuts, creates swimwear that effortlessly captures the essence of effortless style and sophistication.

Somersault has gained popularity for its commitment to inclusiveness and sustainability. This American brand offers swimwear designed to fit a wide range of body shapes and sizes, with styles ranging from classic to bold. Somersault’s suits are made from recycled materials and have UPF 50+ sun protection. Their swimwear combines comfort, style and functionality, making it a preferred choice for those who prioritize both fashion and durability.

Eres, a French luxury swimwear brand, is known for its refined and timeless designs. With a focus on sophisticated cuts and impeccable fit, Erace creates swimwear that exudes understated elegance. Their use of high-quality fabrics and attention to detail result in swimwear that is both comfortable and flattering. From chic one-pieces to sleek bikinis, Erace offers a variety of styles that celebrate the beauty of simplicity.

When it comes to swimwear, finding the perfect balance of style, comfort and quality is key. The aforementioned swimwear brands, including Solid & Striped, Marysia, Zimmermann, Summersault and Erace, have earned their place among the best for their exceptional designs, attention to detail and ability to cater to different tastes and body types. With their diverse offerings, these brands ensure that every beach or poolside experience is not only fashionable, but also empowering and confidence-boosting.

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Ever since designer Paula Hermani burst onto the swimwear scene in 1998, sophisticated fashionistas around the world have been spotted wearing luxe bikinis and bohemian chic cover-ups. VIX’s sexy collection of resort wear for women features some of the most forward-thinking spins on the beach. Fashion today. The swimsuit line shines, incorporating cutting-edge materials like super-hot turtle details and resin to accentuate VX’s trademark leather and gold accessories. The VIX collection includes a range of flowy beach cover-ups and dresses, sarongs, hats, bags and sandals, perfect for the pool and palapa. VIX has a long list of celebrity fans and has also been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, InStyle, People and Sports Illustrated.

Inspired by their grandfather’s ultra-feminine lace lingerie designs, sisters Anemone and Caroline Anthon created Albertine as a continuation of the long-standing family trade. Known for their silhouettes that can go from the beach to the boardwalk in a pinch, Albertine epitomizes femininity. With flounce cuts, watercolors and floral patterns as a regular part of the design repertoire, you can count on Albertine to bring you the ultimate in luxury swimwear.

OYE Swimwear
OYE, which stands for Open Your Eyes, is a brand that specializes in a slightly otherworldly edge. Twin sisters and Istanbul residents Ayka and Zeynep Sadikoglu started making swimwear for themselves, only to catch on like wildfire among friends and strangers. Their atelier specializes in creating luxurious, high quality swimwear with an international flair – echoing their own lives around the world.

SUBOO’s stunning range of ready-to-wear, swimwear and accessories are perfect for weekends and sun-seeking Antipodeans. Originally launched as a resort brand in 2007, the success of this simple concept paved the way for expansion into women’s beachwear and spring-summer apparel and accessories. Subu has translated into a multinational label designed for women who have moved beyond the surf labels of their teenage years in search of a more stylish label to love.

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Fashion brands use technology for personalization: Salt Attire CEO

Fashion companies are tackling the complexities of personalization and customization in fashion by turning to innovative technologies such as RFID technology, 3D printing, wearable technology, chatbots and AI, Deepti Tolani, CEO and founder of renowned fashion house Salt Attire, said in an interview. Fiber 2 fashion.

“Fashion brands allow consumers to customize their products in simple or complex ways, choosing from different color, style, design and text options. Initially, this may seem like a simple task. But, if the design and manufacturing process is not managed effectively , but it can be challenging to implement and get the product out,” Tolani said F2F.

Even with the potential for closer consumer connections on social media platforms, the challenge for brands is activism, he opines.

Fashion brands are using innovative technologies like RFID, 3D printing and AI to tackle the complexities of personalization, notes Salt Attire CEO Deepti Tolani. He emphasizes the need for an effective design and manufacturing process for brands pursuing customization. Furthermore, Tolani stressed the importance of being active on social media.

“It means knowing your customers well enough to be motivated by what motivates them; Help shape and guide online conversations about your company and products; and has the agility to take advantage of new opportunities that arise at a moment’s notice,” added Tolani.

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