Livia Firth, Rossana Orlandi and Ulrich Jerome.
Rossana Orlandi and MATCHESFASHION.COM join forces to celebrate emerging design talent at Salone Del Mobile in Milan.
Following the launch of the inaugural RO Plastic Prize at Salone del Mobile, Rossana Orlandi hosted the iconic VIP 100 dinner at her destination venue Ro, during which she announced a new partnership with MATCHESFASHION.COM to support emerging creative talent.
It is fitting that this partnership should be announced during Salone Del Mobile – considered the pinnacle of the world’s design fairs during which pioneers in the design world take over Milan for one week to present new installations, ideas and innovations. The long-term collaboration between the two design powerhouses will see Rossana Orlandi curate the platform’s home section. MATCHESFASHION.COM, which has started an ambitious sustainability journey, expanded into homewares last year with a curated series of well-known interiors brands and unique collaborations with emerging designers.
Announcing the partnership, Ulric Jerome, CEO MATCHESFASHION.COM, said that it is important that its partners share the retailer’s same vision. Speaking to Rossana, he said: “For us it’s not about just luxury, it’s about lifestyle and how we bring people into the conversation, and we really feel you are doing this as well.”
“MATCHESFASHION.COM is the leading destination for luxury fashion, a unique point of view, inspiring content and imaginative experiences,” he says. “Our buying team have curated a strong edit of established global designers and emerging talent. We pride ourselves on supporting and nurturing young creatives and working with them to help to support and amplify their brands. We look forward to joining forces with Rossana who is unrivalled in nurturing emerging creatives in the design world, to expand our unique offering of homeware too”.
“Nurturing emerging design talent has been my driving mission and I can’t wait to work with MATCHESFASHION.COM and their community to showcase unique designs on a global platform- I couldn’t have found a better partner in crime,” added Orlandi. “Design is an emotion that is exciting more and more industries, creating synergies and sometimes surprising collaborations. The partnership with MATCHESFASHION.COM is proof of this”.
Guests at the dinner included Livia Firth, Carlo Capasa, Angela Missoni, Margherita Missoni , JJ Martin, Ana Kras, Tricia Guild, Yvonne Scio, Elad Yifrach, Marta Ferri, Li Edelkoort, Helen Nonini, Patricia Urquiola, Barnaba Fornasetti, Ricky Clifton, and Coco Brandolini.
See pictures from the night below: