Dear #fashioninsiders, What do you consider as the key attitude to be successful in the #fashionindustry? How you do position yourself is a clear statement but it seems companies are always eager for something else. You adopt the “be kind” attitude, you are collaborative and open to work in a proactive landscape and you are judged as … Leggi tutto

You are not in the digital assets. Not even in the stellar growth or disruption in creativity. You are not a need a company can discover when stagnating. Not an objective a CEO can impose from above. Nor creating “shadow cabinets” of Millennials to inspire closed minded executives. You are not hiring Generation Zers. Not … Leggi tutto

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, 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

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

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

Yesterday (night for Europe) Prada showed a beautiful Cruise collection in New York, with a very interesting message behind. “This show is all about simplicity — naïve, cotton, simple. So the opposite of a big deal. Because I think that sometimes, all of us, [with the itinerant shows] there’s a competition for who does more … Leggi tutto

“Gucci delivered a very good quarter, with revenue up 24.6% as reported and 20.0% on a comparable basis to €2,325.6 million.” In the first quarter of 2019. First quarter of 2018 saw a 49% growth. In 2019 North America only grew 5% while Asia Pacific recorded a notable +35.5%. “We’ll continue to fuel [growth] with … Leggi tutto

The Fab Four of #fashion and #luxury show an outstanding firepower in the industry. They have a stunning business and are in the hotlist of must-have brands. What is the common factor of them all? The city of Rome. Despite a certain PR effort highlighting Milan as the fashion capital of the world, with a few exceptions like Moncler, Milan … Leggi tutto

#womensday Dear Fashion and Luxury brands, Don’t talk about sisterhood, women’s rights and so on. Act! -Eliminate bullying and harassing from your organization and company culture – Support Equal Opportunities – Pay Equal Salaries It’s a must.