10 insights on the philosophy of the mastermind behind the first #luxury group in the world 1. “The man himself is deeply private”. No need to show off. 2. “I always liked being number one. I told my team we will build the first luxury group in the world” (Michael Burke was among his closest aides since … 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

1. Timing. “As a consumer, I hate seeing something on the runway and then having to wait six months for it” 2. Investing in #women in #fashionbusiness 3. #ecommerce only 4. Fashion for #realpeople “Women are forces of this earth. We are multifaceted, complex, vulnerable yet bulletproof, and FENTY speaks to all of our intricacies” 5. The Person and the Brand. “Rihanna … 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

It was pretty unusual to see Christian Dior Couture organizing an event in the Moroccan city beloved by Yves Saint Laurent. Instead of Saint Laurent itself. While the Kering owned French brand is focusing on a contemporary look and feel without looking too much at its founder past and heritage, rival LVMH owned brand Dior took advantage … 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

Emilio Pucci 67% majority stake was acquired by LVMH in 2000. In 2001 the French luxury group founded by Bernard Arnault took control of Fendi. Both family owned Italian deteriorated fashion houses with a glorious past.  After almost two decades Pucci apparently reached the peak of revenues during the Peter Dundas creative direction at around … Leggi tutto

The first moment I saw Lady Gaga wearing the silver frock at the Grammys, I immediately thought: Saint Laurent by Slimane! Lady Gaga was impeccable. Her hair, make up, Tiffany diamonds, sooo Slimane. The memory went to the very iconic last show of Hedi, the FW 16/17. And then I read somewhere “Celine”. Ah yes. … Leggi tutto

THIS WEEK… – Angela Ahrendts Apple most paid executive is exiting the brand…we are all curious to know where she will be headed afterwards… Board Chairman or CEO? Ralph Lauren or CK? Heading back to Europe? Chanel? Soundtrack “Gimme Shelter” Rolling Stones – Hermès 2018 results +7.5% versus PY Soundtrack “Time is on my side” … Leggi tutto