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

In the past days some of the most widely renown brands had to apologize to China for mistakenly considering Hong Kong independent instead of under the China government. Being this not enough “Chinese customers” revolted against the fact that Givenchy and Coach considered Taipei as part of the state of Taiwan while China has never … Leggi tutto

Yesterday Farfetch, the online platform that sees NET-A-PORTER founder Natalie Massenet as a non-executive co-chairman, announced the acquisition of the group owner of, among others, Virgil Abloh Off-White for 675 million $. The 10 year old company has still not reached break even and it went public one year ago. Investors have not been shy in judging this new move … Leggi tutto

Barneys New York filed for bankrupt, and Bergdorf Goodman is a consignement shop. Is it a nightmare or a hell of reality show? “We’ve learned that half of our customers recycle. So forget online. We’re now the newest luxury consignment shop — and you’re handed your money immediately.” wrote Page Six on what said CEO … Leggi tutto

The French group first semester 2019 results saw notable revenues growth of +13.2% at comp rates and a below the expectations growth at Gucci at 16.3% at comp rates. It seems that results of the group are impacted by a slow down of the flagship brand. Some months ago I wrote an article on Jing … Leggi tutto

Yesterday Maria Grazia Chiuri presented an amazingly chic Haute Couture collection inspired by “Caryatids: These sculptures embodying female forms that support the architecture of ancient temples and decorate certain Parisian edifices, draped in tunics with pure lines, have always shouldered the weight of the world.⁠” as stated by the Maison. The show set was created … 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

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