An insight into the world of Luxury Fashion through the privileged point of view of an Assistant Buyer at LuisaViaRoma. From overnight buying sessions to runway shows, the glamour and the challenges of buying luxury brands for one of the world's leading online luxury fashion retailers.

Italian-American, born and raised in Florence, Vittorio Smoot Palchetti is a luxury fashion consultant specializing in luxury menswear.

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The American University of Rome (graduating in 2017), he subsequently focused on the Fashion Industry through a scholarship received for the Master in Fashion Buying & Product Management at Polimoda, Italy's premier fashion institute, rated as one of the top ten fashion schools in the world.

After an internship at Gucci, Vittorio was hired by LuisaViaRoma to become Assistant Buyer in Menswear Luxury Contemporary Fashion. For over three years, he was an active part of the team utilizing LuisaViaRoma's nine million euro seasonal budget to purchase brands such as Off-White, Dior, Valentino, Maison Margiela, Bottega Veneta, Jacquemus, Balmain, and Amiri; contributing to the company's yearly menswear revenue of sixty million euros.

Vittorio is now running his own fashion consultancy, working between Florence and Miami, collaborating with independent luxury brands, and curating his own tailoring project.

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