Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Leather, a Cat and a Big Party

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 4, 2009

A look at the Paris spring shows of Balenciaga, Azzaro, Christian Dior and Lanvin. (Wall Street Journal)

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 28, 2009

Michael Kors Chanels Prada – In a Wearable Way (Wall Street Journal)
Michael Kors was channeling some minimalist and architectural looks from Prada and Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein line. But he did it with typical Kors aplomb — the collection was eminently wearable.

New Chinese Buyers Redefine the Market (New York Times)
If you wonder how good the mood really is in China, forget the annual growth rate, the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the rest. Instead, look at what is happening in the auction market. Here, the news is stunning.

Designers Turn to the Practical (Courier Post Online)
The world of high fashion is coming down to earth a bit.

Luxury-car brands Shift Marketing Strategy (Miami Herald)
To boost sales, luxury-vehicle brands are now offering incentives and using marketing approaches that focus on fuel efficiency.

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Giving Fashion an ‘Eco-Boost’

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 25, 2009

When 11 barefoot models began a slow dance under a giant spider installation created by the famed Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, it was an unusual fashion moment. (New York Times)

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 12, 2009

Faulty Towers (WSJ Magazine)
In the middle of a global real-estate standoff, buyers and sellers are biding their time. Will the other guy blink?

Gianfranco Ferre Defies Crisis with Major Revamp (Reuters)
Italian fashion house Gianfranco Ferre has enough cash to stage fashion shows, launch a shoe and handbag line and roll-out a new logo despite being in administration and hit by the downturn, its CEO said.

Fashion’s Secret Helpers (Wall Street Journal)
Fashion houses stretch their search for inspiration from a teen in Texas to a blogger in the Philippines. Rodarte finds a muse in a Chicago suburb.

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Fashion’s Secret Helpers

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 12, 2009

Tavi Gevinson is an eighth-grader in a Chicago suburb. She’s reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in English class and is taking algebra. She is also a muse to the designers of Rodarte, the award-winning fashion house showing next Tuesday at New York Fashion Week. (Wall Street Journal)

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 11, 2009

Attempting a Stimulus Package For Retailers (New York Times)
New York City, for one night, seemed to forget that there was a recession.

“Consumer is King” as Luxury Goods Houses Rethink Their Strategy (News Blaze)
“The consumer is king” and will benefit from the global economic recession as luxury houses rethink their business strategy, writes Tina Gaudoin, editor-in-chief of WSJ.

High End Fashion’s Moment of Truth (New York Times)
The fabric in the hands of Thakoon Panichgul, one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, is exquisite.

Neiman Marcus Opens first Northwest Store (Bloomberg)
Neiman Marcus Group Inc. will open its first store in the Pacific Northwest tomorrow, betting luxury retail can survive the recession in Seattle suburbs where median income is as much as four times the U.S. average.

Recession Forcing Retailers to Think Small (AP)
The Great Recession and Americans’ retreat into thriftiness are teaching retailers a new lesson: How to survive when consumers are focused on “needs” rather than “wants.”

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High-End Fashion Faces a Redefining Moment

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 11, 2009

The fabric in the hands of Thakoon Panichgul, one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, is exquisite. An Italian jacquard, woven from yarns of eight different colors, it costs $100 a yard. A dress that Mr. Panichgul plans to make from the cloth for his runway show next week will cost $2,000. (New York Times)

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Audi Taps its Facebook Fans to Help Design Car of the Future

Posted by Lauren Proctor on August 28, 2009

More and more businesses are learning that adopting a strategy of incorporating social media to connect with customers is a great way to build a solid brand. Even companies that already have very successful global brands, like Audi are starting to use social media to enhance their presence and garner feedback from users. (Mashable)

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