Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2012«

Industry Highlights – What Went Wrong at Acquascutum, Tiffany Cits Profit Forecast, MAC’s Campaign, Quatar’s Own Luxury Brand, Debenhams in Russia

August 30, 2012

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What Went Wrong at Acquascutum? “It was a luxury brand that dressed the military through two world wars, but seemingly couldn’t make it through the recession. Today, in a guest Op-Ed piece, fashion market intelligence provider EDITD digs into the data to try to understand where Aquascutum went wrong.” (Business of Fashion) Tiffany cuts full-year profit forecast “Falling […]

Industry Highlights – Armani Designer and Chinese Cashmere, Plus-Size Men’s Fashion, H&M in NYC, Trinity Up 10%, Uniqlo Global Domination

August 24, 2012

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Former Armani Designer Looks To Take Chinese Cashmere Brand Global Home-Grown Chinese Brands Have Global Aspirations, But Also Need To Convince Chinese Shoppers (Jing Daily) Fashion for Plus-Size Men “Men who fit into the size range offered by most brands have Mr. Porter, Valetmag.com and GQ to look to for style inspiration. But where can plus-sized […]

Industry Highlights – War to Affect Lebanon Luxury, Grace Coddington and Balenciaga, Tom Ford on Industry Materialism, True Religion Expand to Brazil, Nine West Web Channel

August 22, 2012

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Spill over of the civil war from Syria into Lebanon to impact the economy, including luxury industry “Following the kidnapping of over 30 people in Lebanon in the past week has already prompted GCC countries to warm against travel to Lebanon. And it is widely known that foreign travellers from the GCC account for at […]

Quick Thought – Supermodels to Supermen (Will This Last?)

August 21, 2012

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Olympians as Fashion’s New Ambassadors “….Sports personalities reach such a wide audience that no other celebrity can,” says Rosie Holden, director of John Doe, a marketing agency that work with Adidas. “The appeal goes beyond the usual demographic categories.” While most models won’t be recognised by most consumers, these famous faces provide immediate association. Unlike […]

Industry Highlights – KKR and Novo, Urban Outfitters Sales Rise, Trunk Club, Cindy Crawford Collaobrates with C&A, L.A. Fashion Renaissance

August 21, 2012

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KKR buys into Novo, bets on China youth apparel market “Global buyout fund KKR & Co L.P. (KKR.N) has placed a bet on China’s $38 billion youth apparel retail market, saying on Wednesday that it will acquire a stake in privately held retailer Novo Holdco Ltd for $30 million.” (Reuters) Urban Outfitters Income, Sales Rise […]

Industry Highlights – Kate Moss Career Advice, Bradley Wiggins for Fred Perry, Luxury CEOs and European Crisis

August 20, 2012

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How to get the sack, by Kate Moss “Her company assets might have risen to £12 million, but supermodel Kate Moss’ career advice to Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw career advice is more likely to get him the sack than a promotion.” (Telegraph) Bradley Wiggins strikes gold (again) with new Fred Perry range “Super-cyclist Bradley […]

Industry Highlights – Prada Sales Climb, Team Dismissal, Esprit CEO, River Island New York, “Ghost Town” London

August 7, 2012

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Prada Bucks Economy as Sales Climb 36.5% “Prada Group is the latest luxury firm to sail smoothly through the world’s turbulent economic waters.” (WWD) Bill Blass Sacks Entire Women’s Design Team “BILL BLASS LIMITED has dismissed the entire of its womenswear team, including creative director Jeffrey Monteiro – who has worked at the brand’s helm […]