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  1. Material World

    April 15, 2014

    Fashion’s next big family-run acquisition target?

      Getty Images Maud Lescroart, the CMO of Sophie Hallett, the family-run French lacemaker that seems to supply – well,...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Why logo branding is back in fashion

    After years in the fashion wilderness, the look-at-me logo is back. Whether it’s on sweatshirts, T-shirts or bags, designers...

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  1. April 10, 2014

    LVMH enjoys ‘strong creative momentum’

    The strength of LVMH’s flagship Louis Vuitton brand under its first new creative director for 16 years helped lift shares at...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Retail and luxury lifts European indices

    Marks and Spencer was among a handful of retailers pushing UK stock indices higher on Thursday after trading updates showed...

  3. Material World

    April 3, 2014

    Prada to eat cake on way to new profits

    Getty Images Back from Prada’s investor day, analysts are musing over the future of the multibillion-euro Italian brand. To...

  4. Material World

    April 2, 2014

    Is luxury less ethical than it thinks?

    A new ranking – you know I can’t resist a ranking! – was recently released by the Ethisphere Institute, a US-based...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Everstone gets hitched to India bridal wear queen

    Ritu Kumar is the Vera Wang of Indian bridal wear, one of the oldest and most coveted designers for Indian women on their...

  6. March 28, 2014

    Fornasetti and the Italian design houses seeking brand success

    Milan’s Triennale Design Museum had a sleeper hit this past winter. Twenty years in the planning, a stunning but little...

  7. MBA blog

    March 28, 2014

    A field trip to Hong Kong and Dubai

    Each year, the MBA Luxe class takes an international field trip to explore an overseas market. This year, we visited Hong...

  8. March 28, 2014

    Diageo targets China and India in management shake-up

    Diageo, the London-based owner of Johnnie Walker scotch and Smirnoff vodka, has shaken up its management team in a move that...

  9. March 26, 2014

    LVMH shakes up watches and jewellery product-mix and strategy

    When it comes to managing its brands, France’s LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton likes to take a laisser-faire approach....

  10. March 26, 2014

    Watchmakers’ price cuts are a sign of the times

    As record-breaking years go, 2013 was a somewhat downbeat one for Switzerland’s watchmakers. Although exports hit an...

  11. March 26, 2014

    Watchmaking industry prepares to unveil its showstoppers

    At time of writing the doors are closed, the turnstiles locked and the stands under construction. But behind the scenes,...

  12. March 21, 2014

    Denim still at the cutting edge of fashion

    Eighty years have passed since Levi’s launched its female version of the blue jean and denim is still at the cutting edge of...

  13. Material World

    March 13, 2014

    Learning from the LVMH prize, aka the Miss Universe of fashion

      Getty Images And lo, the LVMH young designer prize finalists are out! It’s been a big week for prize announcements, what...

  14. Material World

    March 12, 2014

    With CFDA nominations, New York fashion officially welcomes its new generation

      Getty Images OK, yes, as readers may know it has been a bit of a busy morning for me, but in the meantime, I have been...

  15. Material World

    March 5, 2014

    Nicolas Ghesquiere's basic instincts lift his Louis Vuitton debut

    Humility has not always been a word associated with either the name Louis Vuitton (the powerhouse of the LVMH luxury engine)...

  16. Material World

    March 4, 2014

    The J Crew/Fast Retailing rumours: cherchez l’amitié

    Getty Images It’s interesting, in all the breathless reports about Fast Retailing’s maybe-possibly-hope-so acquisition of J...

  17. Material World

    February 27, 2014

    Blackstone and Versace: a marriage made in hospitality heaven?

      Getty Images Today the FT is reporting that Blackstone is the clear leader in the race for the Versace minority stake –...

  18. Material World

    February 25, 2014

    What to watch for at Paris Fashion Week: hottest new names at old houses

      Getty Images Tuesday is travel day, as the fashion flock leaves Milan and heads to Paris, the last leg of the four-week...

  19. Material World

    February 24, 2014

    LVMH and the red-hot battle for the next great designer

    Today may be the day the big names – Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein – come out to play in New York, but in Paris...

  20. Material World

    February 24, 2014

    LVMH confirms stake in young designer Marco de Vincenzo

      Getty Images So LVMH has confirmed it has taken a minority stake in Young Italian Designer (we will not acronym that for...

  21. Material World

    February 19, 2014

    Ralph Lauren joins the rush to luxury

    Getty Images In yet another indication that high-end fashion brands see growth opportunities in charging ever-further...

  22. February 18, 2014

    Sticky or sweet – China’s tricky choice

    It hadn’t happened in a generation: Valentine’s day, that most mercenary and occidental of holidays, coincided in China last...

  23. Material World

    February 13, 2014

    LVMH and the battle for the Next Great Designer

    Today may be the day the big, established names – Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein – come out to play in New York,...

  24. January 28, 2014

    Local banks lend a hand to Asia’s ‘mid-corporate’ trailblazers

    In an unabashedly seasonal marketing pitch Osim, a Singapore-based maker of electronic massage chairs, is luring weary...

  25. January 24, 2014

    Autumn/winter 2014 menswear shows

    Often during the recent men’s shows for autumn/winter 2014, which finished with Saint Laurent last Sunday night, I thought...

  26. Material World

    January 21, 2014

    Francesco Trapani's new job at LVMH and the optics of image

    Getty Images Bet corridors were buzzing over at Hermès on Monday when LVMH announced Francesco Trapani, the executive who...

  27. Material World

    January 20, 2014

    JW Anderson: the difference LVMH makes, by the numbers

    Getty Images In Paris for the couture shows, I was tooling around on Sunday to some appointments, and stopped by Jonathan...

  28. January 19, 2014

    Piaget concentrates on precious jewellery market

    After a decade and a half at the helm of Piaget, Philippe Léopold-Metzger is preparing to ramp up the Swiss watchmaker’s...

  29. January 18, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Men’s, report 3

    This deep into the shows, you can start to wonder: what do men actually wear? Friday’s shows at the Paris menswear provided...

  30. January 17, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Men’s, report 2

    What happens when you soften the shoulder in menswear? It is going on everywhere at the autumn/winter menswear collections...

  31. January 15, 2014

    Burberry: getting noisy

    Luxury brands are meant to exude an air of cool, considered, unruffled sophistication. Burberry’s shares do just the...

  32. Material World

    January 15, 2014

    François-Henri Pinault puts his money where his mobile is via Square

    Getty Images There’s an interesting note on François-Henri Pinault’s official bio page on the Kering website.Aafter a the...

  33. Material World

    January 13, 2014

    Golden Globes red carpet: it's the men, stupid

    Getty Images If there is any doubt that menswear is now the Next Big Hope of luxury, let that be put to rest by Sunday...

  34. Material World

    January 7, 2014

    Intel becomes fashion/tech pioneer

    Getty Images And so it has finally come to pass: a tech company has partnered with a design name to create a wearable...

  35. December 30, 2013

    Luxury brands eye trends for 2014

    Luxury goods: a look to the new year The stellar growth of the luxury industry’s global groups slowed considerably in 2013,...

  36. Material World

    December 20, 2013

    What to watch for in luxury 2014

    As this is my last post of the year – I’m heading out, as usual, to our neighbour to the north (Canada) to hang with the...

  37. Material World

    December 16, 2013

    The next big luxury M&A targets in 2014

    Getty Images Whoopee: the very fun holiday game of “Who’s Going to Buy Who Next Year?” has officially begun with a launch...

  38. Material World

    December 13, 2013

    Daughters also rise: Virginie Courtin-Clarins reshapes Mugler with David Koma

    Getty Images Delphine Arnault, aka the woman who is doing all that designer wooing/moving at LVMH (think Nicolas Ghesquière...

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