MILAN — Treating carats and stones like fine cashmere and sequins has been the modus operandi at Pomellato since Francesco Minoli joined the high-end Italian goldsmith in July 1999 as chief executive.
Minoli has made it a priority to steer the company back to its heritage of colorful semiprecious stones set in 18-karat gold for everyday use. And his efforts seem to be paying off, as the company has achieved double-digit sales growth in recent years.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"