Hedi Slimane or J.W. Anderson? Who is closer to Karl Lagerfeld genius approach? Lagerfeld once said “What I do Coco would have hated. The label has an image and it’s up to me to update it. I do what she never did. I had to find my mark. I had to go from what Chanel was to … Leggi tutto

It’s pretty challenging to decode fashion shows in this moment. We recently saw Vaccarello playing the look and feel of YSL moulded by Hedi Slimane, whose aesthetics he  developed earlier at Dior Homme.  Then we will see Hedi Slimane himself presenting his own trademark style at Celine, whose second in command is now developing a … Leggi tutto

Dolce and Gabbana announced today that they are focusing the media investment back on print. A bold long term decision or a visceral u-turn due to the China scandal? It seems like the Dry-January or the Meat-Free Monday. The step after the hangover. Taking the distance from a medium that can be very dangerous and … Leggi tutto

The first moment I saw Lady Gaga wearing the silver frock at the Grammys, I immediately thought: Saint Laurent by Slimane! Lady Gaga was impeccable. Her hair, make up, Tiffany diamonds, sooo Slimane. The memory went to the very iconic last show of Hedi, the FW 16/17. And then I read somewhere “Celine”. Ah yes. … Leggi tutto

It is news of today that Prada created a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council co-chaired by director Ava DuVernay and artist Theaster Gates. “Prada is committed to cultivating, recruiting and retaining diverse talent to contribute to all departments of the company,” Miuccia Prada, CEO and Lead Creative Director of Prada said in the statement. “In … Leggi tutto

Many rumors surround Philipp Plein company. One is about the possible acquisition of Roberto Cavalli company from investment fund Clessidra. It is not clear the reason why a Swiss flashy company that grew in 20 years from zero to 250 million euro as a group (of which 205 million from Philipp Plein brand) should have … Leggi tutto

THIS WEEK… – Angela Ahrendts Apple most paid executive is exiting the brand…we are all curious to know where she will be headed afterwards… Board Chairman or CEO? Ralph Lauren or CK? Heading back to Europe? Chanel? Soundtrack “Gimme Shelter” Rolling Stones – Hermès 2018 results +7.5% versus PY Soundtrack “Time is on my side” … Leggi tutto

Lyst just published its Index and it’s nothing new. Gucci, Off-White, Balenciaga, Moncler, Fendi, Versace, Stone Island, Vetements, Valentino and Burberry are the top 10. The best products are the entry price Gucci Soho Disco bag and the Double G belt. While 2018 is clearly the year of Gucci, it’s interesting to see young and … Leggi tutto

The forbidden word is “over supply”. In a luxury world where growth rates must be higher and higher, clearly there is not enough demand for all luxury watches. Therefore the high-end watchmakers brands need to be helped to place on the market thousand of expensive watches. But it’s not what we could expect (and maybe … Leggi tutto

“A Brand Strategy is 360°, not just Digital Fashion and Luxury brands are obsessed by Digital and E-commerce. But the success of a brand in the long-term is not due to the short term activities that are implemented. It’s the Brand Style that, wisely mixing: – appealing and distinctive product – unique imagery and image … Leggi tutto