“Yes, Mr. Gray, the gods have been good to you. But what the gods give they quickly take away. You have only a few years in which to live really, perfectly, and fully.  When your youth goes, your beauty will go with it, and then you will suddenly discover that there are no triumphs left … 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

#Ducati on the podium as #1 and #2 at Brno Moto GP with Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo respectively. A great brand flying the flag of the Italian Pride. A 3Ps company and brand: Passion, Performance and (P)Ride. Still based were Antonio Cavalieri Ducati founded it, the Red Force of motorcycles also stands for: – Pure Shapes … Leggi tutto

#Kering announced today that, after the disposal of Puma, they will also put on sale Volcom and they will focus on luxury brands (acquisitions?). Very likely the same destiny will take place also for Cobra, the third sports brand of the group. The intention of Monsieur Pinault group is very clear as well as the … Leggi tutto

Aider Ackerman and Berluti part ways after only 3 season collaboration. Are we sure that creative directors recruiters are doing their job properly? Is Kris Van Assche going to be the new designer at Berluti? Are we sure that this whirlwind of designers is good for the Brand distinctivity? Stella McCartney takes over 100% ownership … Leggi tutto

Dear Sergio Rossi brand, (Not the real one, the powerful entrepreneur who loves creating shoes and who recently helped his son founding the most prestigious shoes specialist brand of the last decade Gianvito Rossi) As an affectionate alumni I cannot wait to see the brand in 3 years…so far I just can see a new … Leggi tutto

Great designers and lifestyle masterminds, they reached a point in the company life cycle where they should: – set up a deeply trusted group of professional top managers with a clear and shared 5 years strategy and Brand positioning – set up a trusted and refreshed design team helping evolve the style with respect to … Leggi tutto

 Pambianco published today the financial figures of Dolce and Gabbana for 2016. The Company saw an increase of the revenues of 12,9% to 1,296 million euro. The gross operating margin is 12,7% of the revenues (+1,5 vs PY). Despite that in the article it is underlined that this value is well under the average of … Leggi tutto

Browsing around on some fashion websites you can see the Ralph Lauren advertising showing an old video of Ralph himself driving a jeep on the beach with his family. In blurred B&W. At the fashion show that took place yesterday in his NY garage full of vintage cars, you could see a (grey) collection that … Leggi tutto

LVMH Moynat CEO is right on luxury brands and pretty questionable on women customers segmentation Authentic Luxury Brands Should Be ‘Slow,’ According to Moynat CEO In brief luxury is: 1. Slow and niche 2. Balance between productivity and quality 3. No sales and revenues obsession (Steve Jobs anyone?) 4. Specific target of customers=5% High Net … Leggi tutto