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Head-turning turbans with Donia Allègue

Immersed in an international environment at a very young age and after spending her childhood in various parts of the world, which gave her a boundless open-mindedness, Donia Allègue moved to Paris to enrol at the Lycée Saint Louis de Gonzague and later at ESCP Europe. Even within the framework of this very general education, she intuited early that her future career would laiy in fashion, therefore she specialized in luxury goods. After graduation in 2006, she learned the ropes of her trade with Fendi, YSL and Dior but she instinctively knew that her entrepreneur spirit would eventually take over and that one day she would set up her own company. In February 2011, she had a revelation when visiting an apartment in Paris with her mother. The lady who owned the place was wearing a very elegant turban. This was quite an illumination and she saw the turban as the absolute fashion accessory. After some research and a market study, Donia Allègue realized that there was no Parisian turban house on the market. With the support of her …

Fashion Sculpture with Georgia Hardinge

Born in London, Georgia Hardinge shows a truely international background and a one-of-a-kind fascination for fashion design.  Georgia launched her London-based label in 2010 and begun to build her identity as a sculptural designer. Indeed, her inspiration comes from architectural shapes. Even if her collections do reveal a marked -and sometimes experimental- sculptural style, Georgia produces flattering yet very wearable pieces. Training at Parsons School of Art and design in Paris, Georgia won acclaim by receiving the best designer award for her graduate collection. Few years later, Georgia’s Autumn Winter 2011 won the “Merit Award’” with her first stand-alone runway show at Fashion Scout. Since then she has continued to shine with celebrated collaborations including bespoke outfits for the Victoria Secret fashion show with sponsorship from Swarovski, and designing a limited edition Lancôme bottle exclusively sold in Selfridges. The label has seen its second successful collaboration with the high street: Georgia Hardinge for River Island. Her film for River Island has been rewarded as “best fashion film” at Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Sponsorship from the Center for Fashion Enterprise as a participant in their highly sought after Pioneer …

Vincent Bastien, le Luxe en questions

Vincent Bastien a dirigé de très grands noms durant près de 25 ans : Directeur Général de Louis Vuitton Malletier, Directeur Délégué de la division beauté du Groupe Sanofi, Président de Yves Saint-Laurent Parfums et de Sanofi Beauté, Directeur Général de Lancel… Ancien élève de l’Ecole Polytechnique, Vincent Bastien dirige la chaire Luxe à HEC où il enseigne actuellement. Confidences d’un homme de pouvoir… 1. Vous considérez-vous comme une figure industrielle du Luxe ? Vincent Bastien : Je suis certes industriel, mais avant tout je suis un meneur d’hommes et un spécialiste du marketing produits. 2. Comment définiriez-vous votre style ? Vincent Bastien : Mon style est du type “creative pathfinder” – désolé pour l’anglicisme, mais il est plus précis – c’est à dire la personne qui cherche et trouve de nouvelles voies pour les sociétés qu’elle dirige, et qui cherche à créer de la valeur ajoutée ainsi que de l’embauche de talents plus que la réduction de coûts, la délocalisation et les licenciements. 3. Quel est votre parcours ? Vincent Bastien : A ma sortie de l’Ecole Polytechnique …