Bugatti’s factory will increase its production in 2019, Stella Mc Cartney to launch UN charter for a more sustainable fashion, Gucci to push Into High Jewelry with collection in 2019
Bugatti will increase production in 2019
In addition to its 110th anniversary, Bugatti plans to hire and increase its production in 2019.
Bugatti will soon announce a hiring program to strengthen the 120 employees working at the Molsheim site in France. This information was confirmed by the president of the luxury brand, Stephan Winkelmann.
“We produced 71 Chiron in 2017, we will have three or four more in 2018. And between 2019 and 2021, we want to manufacture the 40 copies of the Divo without making less Chiron. That’s why we’re going to hire,” said Bugatti’s president at the signing of a partnership agreement with the champagne house, Carbon.
Sold at a unit price of 5 million euros, the 40 Divos have already been sold. Bugatti even had to make a selection from 65 candidates. The 25 failed candidates may have set their sights on the Chiron, sold for around €2.5 million, of which the 500 copies to be produced have not yet all been purchased. “For an order today, we will only deliver in 2021. And since we don’t want to increase delays, because of the Divo, we will recruit” summarizes Stephan Winkelmann.
This is luxury: the cars are handcrafted and all unique. Not one of the 500 Chiron models is the same, the future owners talk directly to the Molsheim designers to choose the body colours, seat shades or materials.
Stella Mc Cartney wants a more sustainable fashion industry
British designer Stella McCartney, well known for her environmental commitments, announced the upcoming launch of a climate charter for the fashion industry.
Initiated by the United Nations, the exact content of this plea should be unveiled at the COP24 convention to be held on 10 December in Poland. In particular, the charter should detail 16 action points aimed at limiting the environmental impact of the fashion industry, which is considered one of the most polluting in the world. In the meantime, several stakeholders in the sector should also announce their support for the cause.
After buying its shares from the Kering group at the beginning of the year, Stella McCartney is continuing its brand itinerary while remaining true to its convictions.
Determined to develop a more responsible fashion, the designer is focusing on research and development to develop new pieces that are ever more environmentally friendly, such as her recent collaboration with Adidas to design a Stan Smith basketball entirely vegan.
Gucci will launch its first jewelry collection
The Italian brand Gucci, which had sales more than €6 billion last year, will enter the luxury jewellery market in 2019.
François-Henri Pinault said that Gucci “will launch its first high jewellery collection in June-July 2019. These two hundred pieces with many coloured stones will be made in Italy,” he says.
“Alessandro Michele’s extraordinarily rich and very particular universe lends itself to this today. The sets he is creating for Gucci will naturally take their place in the market,” says the CEO.
François-Henri Pinault points out that, if “until then my two priorities were to transform Kering into a luxury group and to develop fashion and leather goods companies, today it is the turn of jewellery and watchmaking“.
Dominique Crenn, first 3 stars chief
On Thursday, November 29, chef Dominique Crenn became the first woman in the United States to be awarded three stars in the prestigious Michelin guide for the Atelier Crenn restaurant, which she opened in San Francisco in 2011.
The chef shines even brighter as another of her San Francisco establishments, called Bar Crenn, specialized in the review of great classics of French cuisine, was awarded a star in the 2019 edition of the guide.
“This is a tremendous recognition, first and foremost for my team, and for all the work we have done over so many years,” she said by phone to Agence France-Presse. “It’s not so much the stars as the work you dedicate your whole life to, and it’s nice to be recognized for that,” added the 53-year-old chef, who well celebrated this award.
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