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Industry Highlights – Mature Markets, Armani in China, Underwear Successes and Hermès Profits

September 3, 2012

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Giorgio Armani courts China Born in the year of the dog, Italy’s foremost couturier is a China crowd-pleaser. But the succession question dogs the 78-year-old all the way to Beijing. (AFR) Mature markets “Luxury brands are waking up to the power of the older woman. Is it possible that these days 80 is the new […]

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 […]

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 […]

Industry Highlights – North/South Retail, New Russian Cool, Market Pulse, Texting Teens, François-Henri Pinault

August 3, 2012

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Branded Fashion’s North/South Split Narrows “Figures reveal that spending on branded product in southern England is gaining ground on the North as consumers look to invest in quality during downturn”. (Drapers) New Cool for Russia’s Super Rich – Slumming It “Gone are the Beluga caviar parties and ostentation that marked the arrival of Russia’s billionaire […]