Against the backdrop of one of Italy’s traditional centres of craftsmanship and tailoring, the 2015 edition of the conference brought together 500 attendees from over 35 countries – a diverse and unique cross section of the luxury and fashion industry – for two days of talks about hard issues and emerging opportunities.
Suzy Menkes and Top Business and Creative speakers discussed the topics that matter for the luxury industry. Is the luxury industry in the midst of a hard luxury play? Do watches and jewellery offer untapped profits and opportunities for luxury business leaders? At the same time, how are other luxury sectors like leather goods being impacted by the evolution of consumer tastes and the emergence of new luxury markets? And how will technology reshape the way the luxury industry produces, sells and operates?
Kamsyn was one of the few Middle East Media to be invited to attend this unique conference moderated by the one and only Suzy Menkes. Suzy Menkes has an unbeaten track record in bringing together the most influential figures from the industry, which can only be strengthened as she hosts world famous and much sought after Yearly Conferences for Condé Nast International.
Kamsyn Founder Sr. Emile Issa immortalized through his lens this unique experience. His photos are published here for the 1st time. They convey the exceptional mood & refined universe which the distinguished Speakers & Guests discovered during their stay in Florence.
Talks were given by: Karl Lagerfeld (Founder / Director, Fendi, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld), Antoine Arnault (CEO Berluti), Jonathan Newhouse (Chairman & Chief Executive Condé Nast International), Nicolas Bos (President, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels), Tory Burch (CEO & Designer), Frederic Cumenal (CEO Tiffany & Co), Axel Dumas (CEO Hermès), David Lauren (Executive Vice-President Ralph Lauren), Sr Jonathan Ive (Senior Vice-President, Design Apple), Iris Van Herpen (Founder), Michele Norsa (CEO Salvatore Ferragamo) Eugenie Niarchos (Founder Venyx), Sophie Hackford (WIRED Consulting & Education) as well as many others prestigious speakers full list here
Text Source: CNI Luxury / All Photos Copyright Emile Issa