Click here to read the full article. STRONGER BOND: Giorgio Armani is further sealing the longtime collaboration between his namesake fashion company and Federico Marchetti. Marking Armani’s 88th birthday on Monday, Marchetti sent his wishes to the designer with a post on his Instagram handle adding that he was “very honored to be reappointed for another three adventurous years” as a member of Armani’s board of directors.More from WWDBackstage at Giorgio Armani Men's Spring 2023Giorgio Armani Men's Spring 2023Backstage at Emporio Armani Men's Spring 2023 Marchetti, who founded Yoox and spearheaded the merger with Net-a porter, becoming its chairman and chief executive...
Click here to read the full article. MILAN — Unbridled creativity, imagination and innovation should be the North Stars leading the future development of the metaverse. So believes Federico Marchetti, who has more than once said innovation is what has always pushed him to seek new challenges. He has surely accelerated the entry of technology in the fashion industry by launching e-commerce platform Yoox in 2000, merging it with Net-a-porter in 2015 and introducing the YooxMirror artificial intelligence-powered virtual styling functionality, the Daisy avatar, and allowing customers to create their own avatar by taking a selfie or uploading an image. The functionality,...
“Sustainable Is Beautiful”: HRH The Prince Of Wales, Edward Enninful And Federico Marchetti Host A Fashion Roundtable
HRH The Prince of Wales’s passion for organic farming is well known. More than 35 years ago, he converted Home Farm, near his Highgrove residence, into a wholly organic operation – a move for which he was publicly chastised, as he recalled with a laugh to a fashion roundtable at Dumfries House in Ayrshire on Thursday. He has since proved to those critics – and everyone else – that he was well ahead of the curve when it comes to ecology and the environment.
When British journalist Kerry Olsen and Italian entrepreneur and Yoox Net-a-Porter Group founder Federico Marchetti first saw their new home in a secluded corner of London’s Hampstead, it was quite literally a hole in the ground. Out walking one autumn afternoon in 2018, the couple were not consciously looking for somewhere to live, but were intrigued by the plot. “All our friends told us to forget it,” says Marchetti. A rare development in an otherwise historic quarter, the project had been beset by bureaucratic delays. Undeterred, the pair put in an offer – and prayed. Their timing proved impeccable, things were progressing after years of pause, and in a matter of months the penthouse – with its heart-stopping panorama across the capital – was theirs.