From Fashion Network “It’s been a tough year, weighed down by an unfavourable international environment. Next year, we hope to return to the growth rates we are used to”, Carlo Capasa, chairman of Italy’s National Fashion Chamber, said on Thursday. No. Hope is not enough. The Italian #fashionindustry sees around 75% of its revenues made outside the Italian borders. … Leggi tutto

Why #Fashion brands should stay away from #politics (and why they can’t) Today neither #fashion nor #luxury can be managed with a light heart and mind. The quest for cash and a greedy attitude transformed some #fashionbrands into ephemeral kingdoms. Subjects to much bigger (and smarter) empires. Once upon a time an ambitious prince met in a wood a stunningly perfect, wealthy princess with a huge … Leggi tutto

Why #fashionbrands are so obsessed by the #SiliconValley model? Once fashion was all about disruption and innovation.  Take Mary Quant. Coco Chanel. Giorgio Armani.  They galvanized social change through their brands.  Fashion has always been ahead of times, of lifestyle, of way of thinking. Because it put creativity at the service of the society. Today Brands analyze social trends and … Leggi tutto

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

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