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

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

LVMH recently announced the creation of the #Fenty brand under the group umbrella. Rihanna is a Barbadian singer and business woman whose full name is Robyn Rihanna #Fenty. She has more than 70 million followers on Instagram and sold more than 250 million records worldwide up to 2018. Rihanna is well known for her music and fashion style. During … 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

Following Jing Daily article today “Chinese shoppers are known as heavy luxury consumers, accounting for 30% of all luxury goods purchased worldwide”. China, a strategic market, asks for an extra effort to all the brands willing to succeed in such a region. The must for every brand is to understand how to set up a tailor made approach … Leggi tutto

“I think the future leaders of fashion companies are going to be marketers, not merchants” Andrew Rosen, former CEO and Theory founder That’s specially true for the US fashion industry where marketing is a deeply respected science since several decades (even if abused by the mean mass market industry). But, what about European brands? Marketing … Leggi tutto

Clessidra, the Italian private equity fund, bought the majority stake of Roberto Cavalli in 2015. The company revenues were around 210 million euros. Recently Clessidra started the dismissal process of the brand and the Cavalli management asked for a blank settlement with its creditors to the Milan’s Court also shutting down all its operations in … Leggi tutto

#FashionBrands are usually renown for their bold vision, the pioneer spirit and their courage to be leaders and not followers. But this is not enough. What is needed the most in this moment is to abandon the stereotypes, to embrace an openhearted, passionate and fulfilling new approach and to invest energies without being distracted by Millennials, … Leggi tutto

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion brand founded in the ’70s by the Florentine eponymous designer. His work with his wife Eva contributed to the ’90s Made in Italy boom. In 2002 the brand turns the prestigious bar Giacosa in Florence, where the Negroni cocktail was invented, into the first Cavalli Café. With their flamboyant … 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