Paola de Luca, renowned Italian trend forecaster and jewellery industry expert, is set to captivate the audience at this year’s Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney. With an impressive career spanning several prestigious collaborations and groundbreaking initiatives, De Luca has demonstrated herself as a visionary in the global luxury sector.
Paola De Luca’s incredible journey began with a foundation of the rich artistic culture of Rome. Immersed in goldsmithing, metalwork, fashion, and art design, she honed her skills and nurtured her creative spirit in the vibrant streets of the Eternal City. De Luca then embarked on an exhilarating adventure, setting her sights on bustling New York City.
Paola De Luca, co-founder and creative director of Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, at Vicenzaoro September 2021 during the presentation of the Trendbook
In New York, she launched her career as a Fendi jewellery and watches designer. Her talent and creative flair soon caught the attention of leading luxury brands, including Salvatore Ferragamo, Harry Winston, Swarovski, and Giorgio Armani. Collaborating with such iconic names cemented her reputation as a highly sought-after creative force in the industry.
In 2002, De Luca partnered with the CRU Group of London to establish TJF Group, a research and forecasting company dedicated to the jewellery industry. TJF Group quickly gained recognition for its groundbreaking initiatives, most notably the creation of one of the first jewellery trends publications, the TJF Trend Book. This visionary publication provided invaluable insights and forecasts, shaping the direction of the industry for years to come.
Trend forecaster Paola De Luca presented “Dreamscapes,” a discussion about the latest in jewellery technology and creative innovation, in her presentation at the January Vicenzaoro show.
Recognising her exceptional talent, Rio Tinto Diamonds appointed De Luca as their design director in 2010. In this role, she led global design projects and spearheaded educational programs for various stakeholders, including buyers, government organisations, brands, and manufacturers. Her extensive portfolio boasts collaborations with prominent industry players such as The Plumb Club, GJEPC, IJL London, and Alrosa Diamonds.
As the founder of The Futurist, a research and creative intelligence company in the global luxury sector, De Luca continues to drive innovation and shape the industry’s future. She has pioneered jewellery design trend forecasting reports, establishing herself as a frontrunner in this field. Her forward-thinking approach and keen insights have not only influenced the industry but have also positioned her as a respected thought leader.
Paola De Luca, The Jewellery Trend Book 2021.
Paola De Luca’s expertise and contributions to the jewellery industry are widely recognised and admired. Her captivating presence at the Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney this August promises to enlighten and inspire industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. Attendees can expect a thought-provoking exploration of the current state of jewellery and the future trends to look out for. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness firsthand the captivating presence and visionary insights of Paola De Luca as she takes the stage to shape the future of the industry. Register to attend at sydney.jewelleryindustryfair.com, August 26 – 28th.