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associations active in the area as well as organize a charity auction for top clients of Alberta Ferretti’s special archival pieces.
The Italian government has earmarked 30 million euros in response to the disaster, which took place 11 years after the region was struck by back-to- back earthquakes in 2012.
Last week’s exceptional rainfall is believed to have equaled half the annual average.
Audemars Piguet revealed its second watch collaboration with Marvel in Dubai via a charity auction.
The Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider- Man” is a limited edition watch with only 250 available for purchase. The watch features a 3D silhouette of the superhero presented in a 42 mm titanium case.
The special edition features Spiderman wearing a black suit, which is a direct reference to the 1984 comic “The Amazing Spider- Man” # 252.
The watch was auctioned for $ 6.2 million at the launch event, with proceeds going to First Book and Ashoka, two nonprofit organizations that encourage young people with education.
The final total of the auction was $ 8.5 million, with two other pieces being up for grabs.
The Swiss watchmaker recently named veteran beauty executive Ilaria Resta as its new chief executive officer.
She will be joining Audemars Piguet from
Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier DSM-Firmenich, succeeding longtime CEO François-Henry Bennahmias, who said last year that he planned to leave the company by the end of 2023 after almost 30 years.
Resta is set to join Audemars Piguet in August and will officially take on the role of CEO on Jan. 1, following a transition period, the watchmaker said in a statement
Monday. Bennahmias will remain on board until the end of the year to ensure a “seamless and orderly” handover, it added.
The company said Resta, a Swiss Italian national who lives near Geneva, was recruited after “an extensive global search.” She had been with Firmenich for just over three years, most recently serving as president of its integrated perfumery and ingredients division, and member of the executive committee. Firmenich merged with DSM earlier this month to form DSM-Firmenich.
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For its second collaboration, cashmere specialist Barrie is calling on Sofia Coppola for a travel- inflected capsule that will be available in November.
Collaborating with a creative talent like Coppola was “a desire I’d had for a long time because I find it always very interesting as a young brand,” said Barrie creative director Augustin Dol- Maillot, who sees the addition of an external contribution as “a human adventure that is very valuable to [ him] and the people who work in the [ cashmere] house.”
“Sofia is the kind of person, of woman that I think of when I envision the brand and who would wear it,” he said, adding that her wide creative range was also a draw. “I’ve always been fascinated by Sofia’s precision in terms of looks and attitude,” he continued, lauding her “perfect balance between timeless pieces and a modern silhouette.”
The designer attributed the filmmaker’s elegance to “that special touch which makes [ the result] relaxed and comfortable, yet so stylish” and used detailing on staple pieces as a way to elevate them.
Among these are three types of buttons that
Dol- Maillot describes as “almost jewels,” but also the versatility of pieces that are meant to work overtime, from the airport boarding lounge to a meeting.
Pieces will include a chic jogging set, a rollneck sweater, classic Barrie pieces like tops and cardigans but also a pair of knit ballerina flats. “We want to work from the very specific Barrie hands, starting with featherweight cashmere- silk blends, and play with the dichotomy between roomy, comfortable cuts and more tailored shapes,” he said.
Colors will include a midnight blue, black, grays and a palette of pinks that will span from shocking to soft.
Coppola, a self- avowed fan of the cashmere brand, had been wearing its knitwear “over and over again” and expects to be living in the fruits of their collaboration throughout the coming winter.
She said working with Dol-Maillot and the Barrie team was a fun experience and that they’d managed to reach her “dream designs: the idea of a travel wardrobe that works together, that is cozy and chic.”
The collaboration will be sold at Barrie’s boutiques and on its e- commerce site, as well as at selected retailers worldwide.