Category Archive: The Spartaco what?

The retail revolution – Marc Jacobs Instagram shop

How frustrated can we get when we see a truly desirable product on Instagram, but we can not, by any means, directly shop it… But why?!?! well, the social media platform does not allow… Continue reading

Fur Now…? Shall you…?

  Winter is coming, it is getting cold and we need to get ourselves a new coat. It is also the time of the year during which the huge polemic about whether or… Continue reading

Armani/Dolci’s Christmas treats

You know you can dress-up Armani, club Armani, eat at fabulous restaurants Armani, have your home decorated Armani but soon, you will be able to eat and offer seasonal treats Armani. Armani/Dolci will… Continue reading

He never stops! Pharrell Williams x G-Star Raw

Pharrell Williams, the King of collaborations, entered into a new one with the project RAW For the Oceans. The incentive behind this green-friendly collaboration with G-Star Raw is to help protecting oceans, by creating a… Continue reading

Nicholas Kirkwood in Japan

The shoe label has opened a pop-up shop, its first retail in Japan, at Tokyo Isetan. The shop was designed by Mehrnoosh Khadivi of Craftwork Studio and features Kirkwood’s 2014 Summer and Pre-Fall collections.… Continue reading

Julie de Libran for Sonia Rykiel

Julie De Libran, formerly studio director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, was assigned artisitc director of Sonia Rykiel. Her first runway collection will be shown in September at Paris Fashion Week. About Julie, she… Continue reading

A couture ice-cream, what else?! Dolce & Gabbana x Magnum

Summer, ice-cream, Sicily, Domenico Dolce AND Stefano Gabbana…what else could we ask for? For the 25th anniversary of Magnum ice cream, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have created an ice cream, inspired by… Continue reading

Dive in Calibre de Cartier Diver

The Calibre de Cartier watch was launched in 2010, featuring the Maison’s design codes such as Roman numerals and a flanged bezel. It is also a quite masculine model, with powerful lines. Last… Continue reading

Going on an egg hunt…Fabergé in New York

What are your plans for Easter? The usual family lunch followed by the chocolate egg hunt with your nephews? Well this year, you can be part of something even more exciting…the Fabergé Big… Continue reading

WANTED! NEEDED!!! Buccellati Iphone cover

Oh, this is definitely a precious item to add to our ever growing wishlist! The Italian family-run jewelery house has launched its new line, under the creativity of Lucrezia Buccellati, only for Iphone… Continue reading

Fendi, to further develop its watch offering

I have already been writting about this trend among Luxury Fashion houses, which are focusing on the development of their jewelery and/or watch division. The latest one being Fendi, which has recently announced… Continue reading

Sneakers…(again…we love sneakers) by Sergio Rossi

Alright…I know what you are going to think…Another pair of sneakers…?! Yes, well, The Spartaco loves sneakers…and it is great news as designers do too! I would like to introduce you to the… Continue reading

Man on the Move, Hermès

For its latest Spring/Summer 2014 men collection, Hermès has released a short movie, starring the dancer Jérémie Bélingard. The movie shows a man jumping in and out of various pieces of clothing designed… Continue reading

Hermès, preparing for Baselworld 2014

Hermès launched, a few days ago, its La mécanique du Temps video, inviting viewers to rediscover the House’s masterpieces. The short animated movie transcripts magnificiently Hermès’ culture for crafstmanship…and is quite cute as… Continue reading

Colpo goloso di Prada which buys la Pasticceria Marchesi

A part of the title HAD to be in Italian, as Prada is buying a majority stake in the famous Milanese Pastry shop, La Pasticceria Marchesi, which was founded in 1824 and renowned… Continue reading

Karl Lagerfeld to design his hotel in Macau

The legendary Mister Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced their plan for the designer to create his 270-room hotel, which will open in 2017. The hotel’s design will be “kind of 19th-century… Continue reading

Bruce Oldfield, taking his expertise to New York

After 10 years, the British couturier, who “gave Diana her gave Diana her glamour and Camilla her confidence”, is returning to the Big Apple to show his latest couture collection and set up a… Continue reading

Hermès?! You…again?! Faubourg watch collection

A new addition to the House’s watch collections: the Faubourg timepiece. Hermès has unveiled this beauty during the Haute Couture week in Paris, but customers will have to wait until May to find… Continue reading

Riccardo Tisci x Nike

What is more into fashion lately than a pair of Nike? But imagine a pair of Nike designed by Riccardo Tisci!? Would not that be just amazing? Well it is happening! The Givenchy… Continue reading

Macarons Pierre Hermé + Moynat Trunk, what else to ask for?!

Moynat has always been an expert in creating Trunks linked to French gastronomy: recently a Breakfast Trunk was created for the Michelin star Chef Yannick Alléno, but way before that, in 1907 the… Continue reading

Are you missing a present?! Well Santa is coming…on a vespa

  When in the Christmas shopping rush last week, at Printemps, le Bon Marché, Bloomingdales, Sachs, la Rinascente…have you thought about your cousin’s cousin’s new wife? While travelling to your holidays destination, did… Continue reading

Anthony Vaccarello on Versus Versace

Anthony Vaccarello will be collaborating with Donatella Versace on a collection for Versus Versace. The designer will be succeeding to Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and rapper MIA who had all designed for the… Continue reading

Francesco Russo to join Raf Simons at Dior?

Nothing is confirmed yet but rumors are that Francesco Russo has been chosen to join Raf Simons’ ready-to-wear team at Dior. The Italian designer had launched his own label last September, after working… Continue reading


Summers in Saint Tropez, winters in Courchevel; Chanel likes to travel in the trendiest places of France for the holidays. For the fourth consecutive year, it will open its 200sqm pop-up store in… Continue reading

Loro Piana: Antoine Arnault appointed chairman

The important luxury news of the day is the appointment of Antoine Arnault as the chairman of the recently acquired brand, Loro Piana. Antoine Arnault is already at the head of Berlutti. At… Continue reading

I want diamonds…boots covered in diamonds by AF Vandevorst

The Hong Kong Business Design Week will open on December 2nd, unveiling many impressively innovative pieces of design.  AF Vandervorst will be presenting, on the 4th of December, an astonishing pair of shiny…boots…covered… Continue reading

Making a scene – The New York Times Magazine

This year’s best actors are presented by the New York Times Magazine in eleven short films directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Each one of them features one line…and most importantly an atmosphere in… Continue reading

Cartier – Winter Tale

This year again, Cartier brings us back to our childhood and to the Christmas spirit mood! The baby panther and a Cartier page play the role of Santa Claus, dropping off Cartier gifts… Continue reading

Louis Vuitton Townhouse @ Selfridge

Louis Vuitton has unveiled its new brilliant store concept: a three-strory Townhouse inside the most democratic luxury department store Selfridges, in London. The shop-in-shop was designed by the French-born, Japan-based interior designer Gwenaël… Continue reading

Jeremy Scott x Adidas: Money Wings 2.0 “Well money goes with everything!”

Jeremy Scott still amazes us with its Adidas collaboration, which started btw in June 2008 and since then never got interrupted. The very first partnership between the brand and the designer was in 2002 for… Continue reading