Would you ever make such a request at a restaurant? Probably not. It’s a nonsense, isn’t it? So, why do you look for “young and experts” for C-level roles? Is the fashion industry so blind to believe in an entire generation of Mark Zuckerbergs available in a click? As a consultant I can increasingly see … Leggi tutto

The True Story of Facebook A very interesting CNBC report unveils what is really like to work at Facebook. And it’s not good. “I was reticent to speak, Sheryl (Sandberg, Facebook COO), because the pressure for us to act as though everything is fine and that we love working here is so great that it … Leggi tutto

Yesterday I had a dream. I dreamed of influencers more powerful than billionaires. Of boys and girls born from humble origins who skyrocketed to the Fashion Olympus. Of modern Davids against Goliath… On young bloggers pushing the boundaries criticizing harshly established brands and designers. Of being neutral and always taking the part of the customer. … Leggi tutto

 This post was inspired by by Tracy Short question, this morning on LinkedIn, about books. A must read for fashion and luxury professionals is the book written by Ryan Holiday “Ego is the Enemy. the Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent”. Hereafter great quotes from the book. “Those who have subdued their ego understand that … Leggi tutto

“Diesel is Dead” This is what you read on the Diesel flagship windows in San Babila, Milano. Big graffiti style statement. Is it also a Brand self-assessment? What is certain is that: 1. The brand lacks strong and meaningful product 2. They could have hired Virgin Abloh at the right time. It could have been … Leggi tutto

Fashion Network wrote yesterday the breaking news regarding Fosun International beating Mayhoola in a last rush for acquiring the French brand. Lanvin is a heritage brand, founded in 1885 and renown for its highly sophisticated style, drape dresses and for the fragrance Arpège. Bought in 2001 by Taiwanese entrepreneur Shaw-Lan Wang, it was relaunched thanks … Leggi tutto

Kering is one of the most prestigious luxury groups. It owns fashion, jewelry, watch, sports brands (Puma as well as Volcom, Cobra) and the Eyewear company. Recent talks are about: – Gucci will continue to grow but at a much slower pace than previous year (Bloomberg forecast) and it is under investigation for tax elusion … Leggi tutto

It seems that Simon Porte Jacquemus is at the top of list of candidates to replace Phoebe Philo at Celine. The 27 year old French designer founded his eponymous brand six years ago and rapidly conquered the heart of fashion press and customers. His collections are clean and sharp, eccentric enough and very feminine at … Leggi tutto

Dear 2017… You have been challenging and disrupting, anyway I would like to celebrate and thank you for: – inspiring and driving me to even take fearless decisions when needed; – guiding me to find my way of sharing knowledge through internet, and most of all LinkedIn; – preparing me for new projects and luxury … Leggi tutto

It’s almost confirmed that Phoebe Philo will be appointed Burberry Creative Director and this will be one of the big fashion shakes up of 2018. While Christopher Bailey was appointed in the same role in 2001 when Tony Blaire was head of government and the phenomenon of the “Great Britannia” was exploded, Philo will take … Leggi tutto