This week is making its mark on tech, beauty and fashion alike. Tune in to see our top five industry news picks of the week.
Sergio Loro Piana, Italian businessman and co-vice president of Loro Piana, has passed away after a lengthy illness. He was 69. His family-founded company, Loro Piana, began in the early nineteenth century. The family grew the brand exponentially to a luxury brand known for its fine cashmere and rare wools. Thoughts and love are sent out from the fashion world to the Piana family. (Business of Fashion)
Beyonce is once again making her mark on the world with the upcoming release of a new perfume, “Rise”. Her third perfume will take on a personal and addictive scent. Along with the perfume, in true Beyonce style, it will be accommodated with a video and TV commercial. Get ready for Beyonce in your every day life. (Huffington Post)
BlackBerry is making a statement in the tech market by launching a new partnership with Foxconn. They’ll be working together to produce devices, starting with their 3G BB10 device, coming in March or April 2014. CEO John Chen said, “For the foreseeable future, in North America, our designers will focus on enterprise handsets only. Most of all I’m doing to depend on Foxconn for consumer devices.” Consumers and smartphone industry movers will be looking forward to see how BlackBerry makes it's mark back into the industry. (TechCrunch)
Marc Jacobs made his final walk down the Louis Vuitton runways in October, what everyone expected to be his last statement with the brand. To our delight, his Spring 2014 ad campaign is a roundup of all of Jacobs’ muses in one ultra-lux campaign. The campaign was shot by Steven Meisel and features Sofia Coppola, Catherine Deneuve, Gisele Bundchen, Fan Bingbing, Caolina de Maigret and Edie Campbell. (Fashionista)
Burberry is marking an era with its newest “it girl”, Neelam Johal. Johal walked Burberry's runways back in September and stuck around to be the brand’s first Indian model. She's owning their classic trench coat and lining up a beautiful ad campaign for 2014. Keep an eye out for Johal this coming year. (Elle)
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