Business of Fashion Requires Multiple Skills

sophia oren_dgjp_domenico_custom DG Naples jacketEnough has been written on Dolce & Gabbana’s Naples show. Past weekend, the designer duo Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce staged their 99-look Alta Moda show on the tiny cobbled streets of the city’s oldest quarter before an invited audience of clients and editors. The Italian house’s answer to couture was inspired by Sophia Loren, who grew up not far from the show’s location.

stefano gabbana_jp_after partydomenico dolce_jp_dgwomenswearThis story is more about the designer duo’s heart-warming interpersonal skills. I chanced upon a photograph of Delhi’s flamboyant fashionista – JP Singh partying with Stefano at the after party on the beach on Stefano’s Instagram account. I called up JP  and enquired what’s he doing in Naples. The surdy said that Domenico warmly invited him for this exclusive show and is pampering him.

dominique_jp1No doubt Domenico and Stefano wouldn’t invest time and energy on any tom-dick & harry. JP’s extravagant ways must be an influencing factor but what is interesting thing to note that how designers of one of the world’s top fashion label develop relationship with a prospective client. Domenico asked his assistant, Francesca to get a bespoke jacket painted with Napoli sky on it exclusively for his new friend for the show. Not only that, they even hosted JP at their farmhouse.

dolce-gabbana-alta-moda-show-italyBusiness of fashion is tough. Designers’ creative skills are important but so is the art of building relationship. JP sure is floored by the VIP treatment extended to him by Domenico and Stefano for their men’s show, jewelry show, womenswear show and the extravaganza at Napoli where select 200 guests were invited from world over. In return our Desi dude hasn’t given any business to D&G yet. But relationship building is all about pampering. The fruits come later.

Not often celebrity designers come down from their high-horses. The one who does, win!

Rihanna Partying With JP @ FENDI Store Launch In NY

Rihanna_JP SinghRihanna_JPKarl Lagerfeld, the czar of fashion and Silvia Fendi hosted an uber chic bash to celebrate the launch of the flagship store of Fendi in New York. The occasion also celebrated the 3Baguette Project. ​The maison collaborated with 5 iconic New York women, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jourdan Dunn, Rachel Feinstein and Leandra Medine to design their versions of the 3Baguette, an evolution of the iconic Baguette.

FENDI for Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and Rihanna_NY Boutique Opening[US SALES ONLY] FENDI MADISON BOUTIQUE INAUGURATIONThe crowd consisted of VIPs of the fashion and glamour world like Elisabetta Beccari, Antonio Belloni, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, Anna Wintour, Kendall Jenner, Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor, Martha Stewart and Delhi’s very own fashion wolfJP Singh, the only Indian invitedHe is seen chatting up Rihanna at the bash. So has JP shifted his loyalty from Louis Vuitton to Fendi? He held the enviable position of LV’s biggest Indian buyer for years…