Finalists Announced: 2023 Luxury Innovation Awards

June 2023

Finalists Announced: 2023 Luxury Innovation Awards

Out of over 120 applicants from 28 countries, the 14 finalists have been selected by international juries to showcase at the Grand Finale during the Luxury Innovation Summit, scheduled from the 18th to the 20th of September 2023 in Geneva.


uxury Venture Group (LVG) has unveiled the 14 finalists for tis 2023 Luxury Innovation Awards edition. Following a rigorous two-round selection process, these finalists have emerged from over 120 applicants representing 28 countries. The international jury, comprised of 17 figures from the luxury industry, played a pivotal role in the selection process.

The Grand Finale and Awards Ceremony will be held on 19 and 20 September 2023, alongside the Luxury Innovation Summit, at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. Organised by LVG, the Luxury Innovation Awards is a global and independent competition for startups and emerging brands. It is born out of the necessity to encourage startups in the luxury space that show true innovative drive, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. The responsibility of shaping the future of luxury lies with these extraordinary finalists as they carry the flame of innovation.

One winner will be selected through jury and public voting for each of the following five categories:

  • Sustainable Luxury
  • Luxury Watches, Jewellery, and Accessories
  • Luxury Fashion, Art, and Design
  • Luxury Lifestyle, Beauty and Longevity
  • Technology, Innovation, and E-commerce in Luxury

“We are delighted to witness applications pouring in from over 28 countries, reflecting the competition’s growing desirability. With great excitement, we announce the exceptional finalists for the 2023 Luxury Innovation Awards. These visionary startups and emerging brands embody luxury’s essence, showcasing groundbreaking ideas and unwavering dedication. As we set our sights on the future, we firmly believe they will shape the trajectory of the luxury industry. The anticipation builds as we eagerly await the Grand Finale, where these innovators will showcase their projects and compete for the ultimate recognition. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of luxury, inspiring the world.” – Deependra Pandey, CEO of LVG.

Finalists Announced: 2023 Luxury Innovation Awards

The 14 finalists of the Luxury Innovation Awards 2023 Edition:

Sustainable Luxury

  • Handbag Clinic (UK)
  • Pave Motors Inc. (USA)
  • ProjectEx PTE Ltd (Singapore)

Luxury Watches, Jewellery, and Accessories

  • Aaltas (Switzerland)
  • Keris (Switzerland)
  • Smiling Rocks (USA)

Luxury Fashion, Art, and Design

  • SAS Lea Maleh (France)
  • TARO ISHIDA (Netherlands)

Luxury Lifestyle, Beauty and Longevity

  • Arcarius (Germany)
  • DY Drones for Yachts (France)

Technology, Innovation, and e-commerce in Luxury

  • AirParfum (Spain)
  • Chengdu Kivisense Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Reklaim (USA)
  • WeArisma (UK)

List of Jury, 2023 Edition:

  • Tirath Kamdar, General Manager of Global Luxury at eBay
  • Sophy Rindler, Watches at eBay
  • Pedro Lopez Belmonte, Web3 and Technology Innovation Senior Manager at Richemont
  • Stanislas de Quercize, Board Member, Founder, and President of SAVIH
  • Andrea Machalova, Deputy Editor in Chief and Head at Bilan Luxe
  • Suzanne Wong, Editor-in-Chief at WorldTempus
  • Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO and Creative Director at Louis Moinet
  • Violaine Gressier, Global Industry Head, Luxury and Beauty, at Meta – Facebook
  • Cristiano Busetto, Head of Blockchain and Off-price Sales Manager at OTB Group
  • François Arpels, CEO and Senior Adviser to Luxury brands
  • Laetitia Roche-Grenet, Director of Open Innovation at LVMH
  • Claudio Marenzi, President at Herno
  • Isabelle Bonfanti, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Luxury Brands, at Coty
  • Karine Szegedi, Managing Partner for the Consumer Industry and Fashion and Luxury Lead at Deloitte Switzerland
  • Emma Newell, Senior Commercial Director, Sport and Entertainment, EMEA, at Getty Images
  • Sylvain Lévy, Co-owner of DSL Collection
  • Serge Maillard, Publisher at Europa Star HBM

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