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31 May

LVMH’s Tannery Deal, Valentino’s Latest Face

TANNERY DEAL: LVMH Métiers d’Art, the French luxury group’s specialist crafts division, has acquired a majority stake in Italian tannery Nuti Ivo SpA. “With the addition of Nuti Ivo Group, we complete our operations within the leather business, expanding our savoir-faire and product offering while ensuring traceable and sustainable sourcing,” Matteo de Rosa, chief executive officer of LVMH Métiers d’Art, said in a press release Monday announcing the operation. Ivo Nuti established the tannery in 1955 in Santa Croce sull’Arno, a historic leather-working and tanning area in Italy’s Tuscany region, in 1955. Today, the corporate is managed by Fabrizio and Andrea Nuti, second-generation members of the founding family, and counts greater than 300 employees throughout Italy. Based on Italian media reports, Nuti Ivo...
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13 Dec

LVMH’s Sidney Toledano Talks Recruiting the Next Generation of

PARIS — Luxury association Comité Colbert brought brands and massive names together to advertise careers in craftsmanship to students. Sidney Toledano, LVMH Fashion Group chair and newly elected president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, joined French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak on stage, together with Minister for Education and Vocational Training Carole Grandjean and Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Trade, Crafts and Tourism Olivia Gregoire. The afternoon panel closed the three-day educational fair “Les de(ux)mains du luxe,” Comité Colbert’s clever play on words referencing the long run of handicrafts. Despite business booming for the posh sector, firms across the board have expressed difficulty in recruiting young artisans to hold forward traditional methods. Toledano reminded the gang that Louis Vuitton,...
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28 Nov

LVMH’s Archive Sale, Katie Grand’s Prize, Sandra Choi’s Claridge’s

OUT OF THE ARCHIVES: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has launched Heristoria, a platform of archival and historical pieces. The platform goals to seek out treasures inside the company’s maisons and launch special sales of the unique items, each paired with experiences and services. “Heristoria reflects our passion for beautiful stories. Only a bunch like LVMH has the capability to bring such a diversity of iconic heritage items under one umbrella; objects which might be the continuing expression of our maisons’ know-how,” said LVMH group managing director Toni Belloni. The platform is grouped by decade, and tells a story of the era’s ethos and aesthetic, in addition to history from each bit. The primary release of things, titled “Preface” to launch the concept, brings...
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