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

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

5. CELINE by Hedi Slimane Strong remix of classics with the Hedi Mida’s touch. Like it or not his vision is crystal clear 4. Christian Dior Couture by Kim Jones Fresh and lean, uplifting colours and classy outfits. Collaboration with RIMOWA rocks 3. Valentino by Pier Paolo Piccioli Lightness chic reign supreme along with superb accessories. 2. Fendi by Silvia Venturini Fendi + Luca Guadagnino … Leggi tutto

It’s a fashion brand celebrating its 10th anniversary. Its founder turned the “Think Different” but with good taste and creativity into a success. Discreet and irreverent, the brand does not follow the usual fashion script and it’s one of the freshest in the industry. It’s niche but it has 1.1 million followers on Instagram. The brand shows … Leggi tutto

A few days ago Equita, the independent Italian investment bank, disclosed an interesting analysis on Kering: – Rating “buy” – The stock trades at 16x times earnings vs the 24x times of the competitors for 2020 – Return on invested capital is higher than peers thanks to increasing profitability due to past years Gucci relaunch – Gucci has … Leggi tutto

1. It’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. Ten years. Fifteen years. You’ve got to get up everyday, with a new idea, a new spin, and you’ve got to bring it to work, every day 2. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could … Leggi tutto

One can think whatever about Kanye West but it’s impossible to deny his spontaneous talent of creating #epic projects. The Fashion Industry has a lot to learn from him. 1. “Epic” is the key to be impactful. It doesn’t matter so much if it is an epic fail or success, if the event stands out from the … 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

Yesterday LVMH reported +16% revenue growth, with an organic growth of +11% Best performing category is the #Fashion & Leather Goods with a +20% growth. Louis Vuitton saw the notable growth of all its categories, supported by the refurbishment of key stores in Florence, London, Monaco and Shanghai. It also opened a new leather factory in France employing … 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