Luxury Goods / Services

ECB concerned virtual currencies may not be sufficiently guaranteed

ECB concerned virtual currencies may not be sufficiently guaranteed

Published 13/10/2017

The European Central Bank is concerned about the use of virtual currencies because it is unclear who the issuer is and who guarantees them, ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch said on Friday. [more…]

Italy`s Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

Italy`s Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

Published 12/10/2017

Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes. [more…]

Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

Published 10/10/2017

The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie's announced on Tuesday. [more…]

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Published 09/10/2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a newspaper interview that Spain would not be divided, a week after Catalonia held a referendum that authorities there say showed voters overwhelmingly support independence. [more…]

Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

Published 03/10/2017

A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong. [more…]

Paris` Champs Elysees gets star turn as a catwalk

Paris` Champs Elysees gets star turn as a catwalk

Published 01/10/2017

The Champs Elysees avenue in Paris got a makeover on Sunday as a giant outdoor catwalk, as celebrities and models took to the runway in the first show of its kind by L'Oreal, the French cosmetics firm. [more…]

Ferragamo strolls through Milan daisy garden under the stars

Ferragamo strolls through Milan daisy garden under the stars

Published 24/09/2017

Models for Italian luxury group Salvatore Ferragamo strolled through a garden of daisies in the heart of Milan on Saturday evening to wrap up the city's fourth day of fashion week. [more…]

Missoni`s party collection celebrates designer`s 20th anniversary

Missoni`s party collection celebrates designer`s 20th anniversary

Published 23/09/2017

Italian designer Angela Missoni celebrated 20 years at the creative helm of the family-owned knitwear brand with a party-inspired collection, declaring herself proud of having kept the brand relevant over the years. [more…]

Cavalli`s Paul Surridge searches for new sensuality in Milan

Cavalli`s Paul Surridge searches for new sensuality in Milan

Published 22/09/2017

British designer Paul Surridge debuted in Milan with his first collection for Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, showing tight-fitting designs and animal prints that he said were an attempt to find a new type of sensuality. [more…]

Don`t judge me by sales, says Prada`s CEO and creative director

Don`t judge me by sales, says Prada`s CEO and creative director

Published 22/09/2017

Prada's chief executive and creative director Miuccia Prada said on Thursday she did not want to be judged by sales but that her designs offered ideas to women of how to be strong and combative. [more…]