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TT Vol. 74
Good Friend, Beauty News, Matthieu Blazy, Prada & Supreme x Missoni
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Our friend Jon launched Good Friend last week - with a really strong assortment of ceramics, candles and other beautiful objects.
Personal fave is the Olga Goose collection: weird candles handmade in Osaka, Japan.
Very much looking forward to seeing where this goes, and hope a physical store is in the works!
The Row launched its own line of essential oils, available only in-store. Only $500 for 7 mL!
Not to be outdone, Harry Styles launched his gender neutral beauty line Pleasing (online shop here). It’s a fairly limited selection right now - serums and nail polishes, but would expect this to grow. We do wish there were some press on nails though - big miss!
After firing white-hot creative director Daniel Lee two weeks ago, Bottega announced that Matthieu Blazy, Lee’s deputy, will be taking over as creative director. It means business as usual - don’t expect any radical changes, only continuity.
As Christina Binkley noted, Kering’s stock tanked once Lee’s departure was announced, but has now completely recovered.
Perhaps we were premature in predicting that 2018-2021 era Bottega would become collectors items, as we would expect Blazy to keep most of Lee’s greatest hits around for some time.
In very unsurprising news, Prada Group announced that Lorenzo Bertelli, the son of the current CEO and creative director Miuccia Prada, will take over the company within a few years. Current CEO Patrizio Bertelli at their capital markets day:
“I was asked by the journalist, but it was a bit of a trap question — we’ll see. The important thing is to plan the succession the right way. I am 75 and, statistically, there’s only a 10 to 12 percent possibility I’ll be alive in three years, but I am not anxious, I’ve spent my years well, I’ve had fun, done things. See where we all are, not in a rented hotel or a public cinema.”
There has always been a dynastic element to European fashion houses: the Arnault and the Pinault families run their respective conglomerates, and Prada is no exception. We don’t think Bertelli junior will make waves on the business side, but it will be a big task to replace his mother once she officially retires.
Excitingly, they are going to expand into more jewelry in the next few years. We’re looking forward to seeing what Miuccia is cooking up.
Full lookbook here. The product here feels much stronger than the Tiffany tchotchkes we discussed last week, and much closer to the Emilio Pucci product that I’m still trying to find at a reasonable price.
Chris & Raquel
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