I noticed that Cartier is spotlighting its classics archive, an unsurprising move as customers are feeling the pinch and prefer to invest in long-time keepables. Good timing then for this beautiful new Assoulinebook* on Aldo Cipullo, who was responsible for such cornerstone pieces as Cartier’sLove* and Juste Un Clou bracelets.
Watch out Net-a-Porter, Matchesfashion and Farfetch; Finematter is the fine jewellery site coming to steal your crown.
I first got wind of the Danish DTC jeweller (pay wall) a few weeks ago. Founded by Caroline Chalmer and Mie Ejdrup, two retail strategy veterans, with influencer Pernille Teisbæk on board as a creative advisor, it’s the clean, serene jewellery etailer for the #OldCeline set and, crucially, the woman who buys fine jewellery for herself. (more…)
“Tiffany, a brand stuck in the 60s. Even has the colour scheme of that era. Truly perplexing why any company would pay this for a sinking ship.”
Ouch! LVMH is hoping to disrupt the above kind of thinking, a reaction to the recent news of its $16 billion Tiffany takeover deal. Hard luxury (watches and jewellery) is an interesting category and one that’s ripe for reinvention. Louis Vuitton has been amping up its high jewellery of late with the 2018 appointment of Francesca Amfitheatrof as its artistic director of watches and jewellery (coincidentally previously the design director at Tiffany) and a new line in fine jewellery. (more…)