Kering and Vogue Italia renew the Empower Talents programme


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    Kering and Vogue Italia renew the Empower Talents programme


    Following the success of the 2014 edition, Kering and Vogue Italia have decided to continue the Vogue Talents programme for the third consecutive year by offering internships at Kering’s luxury brands in Italy. Four new brands - Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney – as well as Kering Eyewear teams and Kering Corporate headquarters have chosen to support the project in 2015, in addition to last year’s participants - Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Brioni, Pomellato and Dodo.


    Imaginative high-potential young candidates will be offered internships in a variety of fields, which have been extended this year. They include: public relations, communications and media relations, merchandising, product development, digital, retail, marketing and legal services.


    The list of internship positions will be posted on on 23 September. Each opportunity will include a description of the internship project, activities and requirements. Candidates will have until 15 November to submit their application (in English), together with a resume and a cover letter.


    Following the recruitment process, the chosen applicants will have the chance to join some of the luxury industry’s most admired brands for an internship starting in the period November 2015 to January 2016.


    To celebrate the launch of ‘Empower Talents 3’, Kering and Vogue Italia will hold a private cocktail at Palazzo Morando in Milan on 23 September 2015, hosted by Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia editor in chief and François-Henri Pinault, Kering chairman and CEO.


    We are proud to be supporting Kering for the third consecutive year of this initiative dedicated to the young people who dream of working in the world of fashion. The arrival this year of new brands, in addition to those already endorsing us, demonstrates that Empower Talents is a project we can believe in for years to come. Young people are our future, and they need concrete support and opportunities to express their abilities and make their dreams come true”, said Franca Sozzani, director of Vogue Italia.


    François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, added: “During the past editions, the Empower Talents project has proven to be a great success. We are delighted with the promising talent identified through the partnership and the opportunity we were able to give these young people, to evolve within some of the most prestigious brands of our Group. Our collaboration with a partner as committed and legitimate as Vogue Italia reflects Kering’s core values and priority towards young talent. I am happy to offer once again talented young candidates the opportunity to learn, express their creativity and grow within our brands.”



    About Vogue Italia


    Vogue Italia, headed by Editor Franca Sozzani since 1988, over the years it has become an icon of style and elegance. Not only has Vogue never followed the styles of other magazines, but it has created its own styles, paving the way for others, especially in the way of photographers, graphic design, models, stylists, and obviously, for fashion services.


    Vogue Italia comes out in 12 issues each year and includes important supplements such as Vogue Unique, dedicated to high fashion and luxury, Casa Vogue, a unique showcase of interior designers, Shopping in Vogue and Beauty in Vogue.


    About Kering


    A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra and Electric. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.


    Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €10 billion in 2014 and had more than 37,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).


    Press contacts


    Vogue Italia


    Emanuela Schmeidler S.r.l.


    Alessandra Chiacchiaretta +39 33 56743 202


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    Laura Piva - Communications Director +39 02 85611




    Giulio Cipollini (Milan) +39 02 88005 550


    Floriane Geroudet (Paris) +33 1 45 64 66 00






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