Repossi

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Repossi is a fine jewelry house founded in 1920 in Turin, Italy.[1] The house currently operates two stores, in Paris and Monaco, with its creations being sold in 69 sales points worldwide.[2]

History[edit]

Repossi was founded in 1920 in Turin, Italy. In 1949, Repossi opened a store in Turin.[3]

In 1974 the founder’s son, Alberto Repossi, took over the direction of the business [4].


In 2007 Gaia Repossi, daughter of Alberto, became the creative director of the brand. She is the fourth generation of her family to take over the company.[5] She studied at Paris Fine Art School, Beaux-Arts de Paris. [6]

The brand’s is furthermore associated with contemporary art through collaborations with artists like Vivian Sassen among others.[7] Collection presentations were held at art galleries, like the Gagosian Gallery in LeBourget.[8]

Repossi’s designs are said to be modern and minimal. [9]

In 2013, Gaia Repossi won the "Best jewelry designer of the Year" award at the Elle Style Awards.[10]

In 2015, a partnership with luxury conglomerate LVMH was announced through which LVMH acquired a minority share in the fine jewelry house.[1][11][12]

In 2016, Repossi’s Paris flagship store, located on historical Place Vendôme, re-opened after the redesigning by Dutch avant-garde architect Rem Koolhaas and his OMA practice.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LVMH to Take Stake in Repossi". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Judah, Hettie. "The fashionable return of fine jewellery". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Izabela, Anna. "OMA introduces Repossi’s modern vision of jewellery to Place Vendome". FRAME Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Tindle, Hannah. "Gaia Repossi: Taking Fine Jewellery to Architectural Heights". Another Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Bourke, Joanna. "LVMH set new gold standard for Repossi". Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Tindle, Hannah. "Gaia Repossi: Taking Fine Jewellery to Architectural Heights". AnOther. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Hope Allwood, Emma. "The woman behind fashion’s favourite jewellery". DAZED. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Diderich, Joelle. "Repossi to Unveil Agrafe Collection at Gallery Gagosian". WWD. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Izabela, Anna. "OMA introduces Repossi’s modern vision of jewellery to Place Vendome". FRAME Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Millar, Leisa. "Gaia Repossi wins best Jewellery Designer". Elle Magazine UK www.elleuk.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  11. ^ Rose, Michel. "LVMH buys minority stake in Italian jeweler Repossi". Reuters. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  12. ^ Friedman, Vanessa. "LVMH Move on Repossi Reveals Influence of Delphine Arnault". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  13. ^ Woo, Kin. "The Most Stunning New Store in Paris’s Haute Jewelry Mecca". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  14. ^ Royce-Greensill, Sarah. "How Gaia Repossi repositioned her family’s jewellery firm". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 April 2017.