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19 Dec

Chanel Will Head to Tokyo, Lanvin Celebrates Its

TOKYO BOUND: Chanel said Monday it might hold a repeat show of its 2022-2023 Métiers d’Art collection on June 1 in Tokyo.

The French luxury house made history on Dec. 6 as the primary European luxury brand to stage a fashion show in sub-Saharan Africa by unveiling its latest specialty craft-focused lineup in Dakar, Senegal.

Attended by the likes of Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, Whitney Peak, Nile Rodgers, Princess Caroline of Monaco and her daughter Charlotte Casiraghi, the 2022-2023 Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show was a part of a three-day cultural program within the Senegalese capital and “the start line for an ongoing exchange between the home and Senegal,” the brand noted in an announcement.

Staging this repeat of its Métiers d’Art show in Tokyo “reaffirms the strength of its close ties with Japan,” the home continued.

The Japanese capital was the primary international destination for this traditionally traveling show that was initiated in 2002 by Chanel’s late creative director Karl Lagerfeld to highlight the work of its in-house workshops.

Since then, Chanel’s Métiers d’Art shows have alighted in destinations including Shanghai; Rome; Edinburgh, Scotland; Salzburg, Austria; and Havana, Cuba, all cities linked to the style house’s history.

Chanel has also usually staged exhibitions and events in Tokyo, including a repeat of the Paris Cosmopolite show, the Métiers d’Art 2017 collection, which showed within the baroque Tsunamachi Mitsui Club become an evocation of the Ritz hotel; and the 2014 reiteration of the Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art, when Chanel built an expansive Texas saloon-style set in a latest skyscraper. — LILY TEMPLETON

BIG NIGHT AFTER A BIG DAY: After ringing the opening bell on the Recent York Stock Exchange within the morning, jumping into the whirlwind of Wall Street for the primary time, Team Lanvin Group headed to Altro Paradiso in SoHo on Thursday night to rejoice. 

“It’s not for business tonight,” said Joann Cheng, chairman and chief executive officer of Lanvin, which raised $150 million and worn out its debt when it merged with the Primavera Capital Acquisition Corp. SPAC and have become a public company.

Cheng noted it was a deal that was each 15 months within the works and, for her not less than, featured a component of “destiny.” 

Joann Cheng

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“I began my profession at KPMG as an accountant,” said Cheng, remembering back to when her then-new husband asked her to call three of her dreams. 

“As a really young accountant with none real romantic dreams, I gave him very wild ideas,” she said.

The primary was to walk the red carpet. Check. 

“My second dream was to get one company listed on the NYSE,” she said, noting that on the time she imagined being chief financial officer and never the CEO.


“The third dream, I cannot inform you straight away,” she said. “I’ll inform you when it comes true.” 

That bears watching as Cheng seems to have a way of constructing her dreams come true.

Witness the listing itself.

Mitch Garber, investor and Lanvin board member, had some extent when he described getting the deal through — with a SPAC and on this market — a “financial miracle.”

But being a public company requires making a financial miracle occur with some regularity. 

On that rating, Garber said Lanvin — which owns its namesake brand in addition to Wolford, Sergio Rossi, St. John Knits and Caruso — had some serious name recognition on its side. 

“If everybody knows the brands, then half the work is finished,” he said. 

The stock market not less than began to turn out to be more cooperative.

While shares of Lanvin went on a rollercoaster during their first day, trading up over 130 percent only to shut down 25.6 percent to $7.37 — the stock was rebounding by Friday, closing up 26.6 percent at $9.66. — EVAN CLARK

LATIN TOUR: Spanish singer Rosalía took over The O2 Arena within the Greenwich Peninsula with greater than 20,000 guests for her “Motomami World Tour,” which kicked off in Spain on July 6 and got here to an end on Sunday in Paris on the Accor Arena.

Rosalía performed her viral hits including “Saoko”; “Chicken Teriyaki”; “Malamente,” and “Bizcochito,” which has turn out to be a TikTok sensation with the singer chewing gum within the intro — fans have been recreating it on the social media app in the course of the duration of her tour, including Simon Jacquemus, who mimicked the gum-chewing gesture on the afterparty for his spring 2023 show.

After the show, American Express hosted an intimate after party within the Amex Lounge at The O2 for card members with a cocktail bar, paella food hall and a special performance by Dominican Italian singer and songwriter, Yendry.

She performed a solo set of her singles “Nena,” “Ki-Ki-” and a latest unreleased track that she described as “ being all in regards to the community you get within the Dominican Republic, where there isn’t any privacy together with your neighbors.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Rosalia performs at The O2 Arena on December 15, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Rosalía at The O2 Arena in London.

Samir Hussein/WireImage

Within the lounge, illustrator and designer Laura Scribbles arrange a small stand personalizing merchandise that features the adage “Keep the Vibe Alive” in her signature street art-inspired designs.

“For this project I needed to create a design that worked on each paper and fabric, that would even be customized,” said Scribbles, who began her profession as a standard graphic designer in her hometown of Newcastle, a city in northeast England.

Scribbles is working on launching her own shop, where she’s going to stock prints and original pieces of art which is resulting from launch next yr. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED

ANOTHER DEAL: Gruppo Piacenza SpA just isn’t done with its acquisitions yet.

The Biella, Italy-based textile specialist revealed Friday it has acquired Arte Tessile Snc, a little bit a couple of month after taking on Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti.

Based in Busto Arsizio within the Lombardy region, Arte Tessile was founded in 1984 and makes a speciality of patternmaking for jacquard and raschel textiles. Its acquisition will provide additional expertise to Piacenza.

Gruppo Piacenza headquarters in Biella, Italy.

Gruppo Piacenza’s headquarters in Biella, Italy.

Courtesy of Gruppo Piacenza

Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

“The acquisition will enable us to internalize this [textile-making] phase and be more creative and rapid, ensuring service continuity,” said Vasiliy Piacenza, Gruppo Piacenza’s brand manager. He touted the corporate’s secrecy toward its clients as amongst its values and anticipated plans to expand the Varese-based company’s portfolio to clients within the furniture and residential decor sector.

Gruppo Piacenza has operated a successful business banking on its high-end textiles, also dipping its toes in ready-to-wear via its Piacenza 1733 menswear brand, which showcased its spring 2023 collection at Pitti Uomo last June.

In 2020, the textile specialist acquired Lanificio Piemontese, one other Biella-based woolen mill, signaling its commitment to grow its manufacturing scope and in sync with the sector’s mergers and acquisitions environment, defined by increased alliances, as reported.

Last November, the corporate revealed a takeover of Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti, 10 months after the death of Nino Cerruti, buying out London-based fund Njord Partners’ 80 percent interest within the textile firm and the Cerruti family’s 20 percent stake. — MARTINO CARRERA

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