Industry Highlights – Arcadia for Asia?, Michael Burke on Bulgari Strategy, Luxury Brands Build “Lifestyle Brands”, Victoria’s Secret to Expand Beyond London, Coach to Grow in Europe

November 19, 2012

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Arcadia Group eyes Asia and India “Sir Philip Green this week is expected to outline plans to expand his retail empire into the Far East and online. This comes amid Arcadia Group celebrating its 10th anniversary with a robust set of annual results.” (Fashion United) Michael Burke Talks Strategy at Bulgari “Surprise and speed are […]

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Industry Highlights – Gucci’s Shanghai Express, Hip Hop Menswear, My-Wardrobe New Fashion Director, Rising Revenue for Ted Baker, Galaries Lafayette for Beijing 2013

November 16, 2012

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Frida Giannini: Gucci’s Shanghai express “As the demand for luxury brands in China grows exponentially, Gucci’s Frida Giannini is well placed to feed the frenzy.” (Telegraph) Hip-Hop Comes to Men’s Wear “These days, what we talk about when we talk about men’s wear often isn’t men’s wear at all. It’s bravado. It’s the changing role […]

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Industry Highlights – Christopher Bailey’s Revelations at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, Africa’s Place in Luxury Industry, Italian Luxury Brands Mixed Earnings, Victoria Secret’s Mad Men Marketing, Harry Winstorn to buy BHP Arm

November 14, 2012

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Christopher Bailey: ‘Donna Karan got naked with me, but Tom Ford kept his shirt on (just)’ “As he revealed Greg Chait as the winner of 2012’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner last night, Burberry designer Christopher Bailey made some fascinating revelations of his own.” (Telegraph) The Promise of Africa: Hands Across the Water “What is the […]

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Industry Highlights – Derek Lam Buys Back Label, Tiffany & Co Enduring Storm, Valentino’s Qatar Sale Explained, Spain’s Inditex Spins Gold

November 12, 2012

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Derek Lam buys back own label “Swiss luxury group Labelux has sold the Derek Lam brand back to its founders, Lam and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann. The sale is part of a refocusing plan to become a global player in the luxury goods market, reported the Financial Times.” (Fashion United) Confident of weathering another storm “After several […]

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Industry Highlights – Savannah Miller Eponymous Line, No Slowdown For Hermes, Mideast E-comms Finds Its Feet, Gogo for Vionnet, Burberry’s Largest Asia-Pacific Store

November 9, 2012

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Savannah Miller On Going Solo “Savannah Miller has revealed that she’s happy to step out of her sister Sienna’s shadow. Speaking at the launch of her eponymous label Savannah last night in London – an intimate party providing the backdrop – the designer revealed: “I’ve been hiding behind my sister for long enough. It was […]

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November 7, 2012

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Industry Highlights – Asia Slowdown for L’Oréal, Balenciaga post-Ghesquière, Booming Mens Fashion, Selfridges Largest Shoe Department, M&S Hire Victoria’s Secret Creative Officer

November 7, 2012

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L’Oréal reports Asia slowdown “Cosmetics group L’Oréal said that the Asian market was slowing, as it reported 11.8 per cent year-on-year growth in third-quarter sales.The company, whose products include Garnier shampoo, Maybelline mascara and Lancôme creams, said that like-for-like growth in the three months to the end of September rose by 4.6 per cent from […]

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