When Financial Times interviews LVMH Bernard Arnault

10 insights on the philosophy of the mastermind behind the first #luxury group in the world 1. “The man himself is deeply private”. No need to show off. 2. “I always liked being number one. I told my team we will build the first luxury group in the world” (Michael Burke was among his closest aides since … Leggi tutto

What Fashion and Luxury didn’t learn from Karl Lagerfeld. Yet

Yesterday a majestic tribute was paid in Paris to Karl Lagerfeld. He will be deeply missed especially by those who didn’t learn from his example. Karl Lagerfeld thoughts are a great inspiration to all fashion insiders. 1. “ Change is the healthiest way to survive”  2. “Fashion is about going ahead, not about memory.”  3. … Leggi tutto

Dear Brunello Cucinelli,

Dear Brunello Cucinelli, What about #authenticity? Your eponymous company has become a leading luxury brand. Your HQ is a rebuilt village in Umbria. Emails are forbidden from 5pm to 8am. Heartfelt speeches are on human dignity and philosophy, Roman emperors and Catholic saints, your inspiration is Saint Benedict “ora et labora” (pray and work). Your post with the … Leggi tutto

Dear Silvia Fendi

Dear Silvia Fendi, congratulations! In a world overwhelmed by bad taste and show off people, you silently (but powerfully) dedicated your energies to the best of fashion and luxury. You went through ups and downs, acknowledgements and difficulties, from a family business to a global brand as its most precious yet discreet soul. You collaborated … Leggi tutto

What’s the future like at Kering?

A few days ago Equita, the independent Italian investment bank, disclosed an interesting analysis on Kering: – Rating “buy” – The stock trades at 16x times earnings vs the 24x times of the competitors for 2020 – Return on invested capital is higher than peers thanks to increasing profitability due to past years Gucci relaunch – Gucci has … Leggi tutto

Why Richemont has the highest potential, if only…

Richemont reported a strong set of results for the 2019 financial year, with group sales increasing 27% to €13.989 million from €11 million in 2018 Richemont reported strong growth for the 2019 financial year, with group revenues increasing 27% to €13.989 million from €11 million in 2018. It’s a group with a very high potential … Leggi tutto

Gucci: from David Bowie to Renato Zero

In 2013 Gucci, under #FridaGiannini,  sponsored the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A in London. The creative designer said “Bowie unapologetic androgyny helped women to convey masculine energy without compromising  feminine and elegant sensuality”. As per Esquire “David Bowie wore whatever he damned well pleased” and he never stopped being a rockstar even going through dramatic … Leggi tutto

LVMH Fashion and Luxury Strategy Up to the Next Era

While competitors are “stuck” in their success and troubles, LVMH seems to be speeding up on a series of crucial decisions. – Balance geo-distribution of the business: Rihanna #Fenty is certainly not aimed at conquering China, but the USA, same as Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton. These are big catalysts for the black community which represents a relevant market … Leggi tutto

How LVMH is disrupting the #fashionindustry thanks to #Rihanna for #Fenty

1. Timing. “As a consumer, I hate seeing something on the runway and then having to wait six months for it” 2. Investing in #women in #fashionbusiness 3. #ecommerce only 4. Fashion for #realpeople “Women are forces of this earth. We are multifaceted, complex, vulnerable yet bulletproof, and FENTY speaks to all of our intricacies” 5. The Person and the Brand. “Rihanna … Leggi tutto

10 Jack Welch Quotes perfect for #fashionindustry

1. It’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. Ten years. Fifteen years. You’ve got to get up everyday, with a new idea, a new spin, and you’ve got to bring it to work, every day 2. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could … Leggi tutto