Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 7, 2009

Magazine Publishers Plan Digital Store (Financial Times)
Time Inc is leading an industry-wide joint venture to create a digital store for magazines as a way for publishers to avoid surrendering their digital future to the likes of Amazon.com or Apple.

Neiman Marcus Gifts Go Luxury Lite (The Globe and Mail)
Neiman Marcus, whose holiday gift catalogue is a hallmark of opulence, unveiled a “lite” version for 2009 Tuesday, offering an Icon sports plane for a mere $250,000 (U.S.), a $105,000 Jaguar car and a $25,000 cupcake-shaped car.

Inconspicuous Consumption (The New Yorker)
For all the uncertainty about the current state of the economy, everyone is sure of one thing: this recession has permanently remade American consumers, turning them from spendthrifts into tightwads.

McQueen: Leaping Lizards (New York Times)
On my way out of the extraordinary Alexander McQueen show tonight at the Bercy sports complex—streamed live onto the Internet by SHOWstudio.com—I stopped in the control room to ask Nick Knight, the director, how he thought things had gone.

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Putting Your Money Where Your Style Is

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

At a time when some of the fashion industry’s most beloved labels, from Christian Lacroix to Véronique Branquinho, are declaring bankruptcy, what would you pay to keep your favorite designer in business? (New York Times)

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From Models to Magazines, Cataloguing the Fashion Industry

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 3, 2009

Until recently, there have been few options for fashion obsessives to track down a memorable ad from seasons past. A new start-up, My Fashion Database, has stepped into the breach. (Wall Street Journal)

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Michael Kors Chanels Prada – In a Wearable Way

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 28, 2009

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. (Wall Street Journal)

Michael Kors Chanels Prada – In a Wearable Way

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 27, 2009

India: The Epicentre for Western Luxury Brands (The Economist)
Consider the latest catwalk collections at the most recently concluded Indian fashion weeks. Notice anything different?

Business Drying Up for Luxury Phone Makers (Wired)
Got a few grand to spare for a $3,000 phone? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Nobody does — and that’s a problem for the makers of luxury phones, such as Motorola, Bang & Olufsen, LG and Vertu.

China Luxury Market Revenue Expected to Break $5 Billion (Alibaba)
According to a recent report released by Goldman Sachs, the sales revenue of China’s luxury market is expected to break $5 billion this year, enjoying the largest growth pace compared to other parts of the world.

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India: The Epicentre for Western Luxury Brands

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 27, 2009

Consider the latest catwalk collections at the most recently concluded Indian fashion weeks. Notice anything different? Yes the divas and fashionistas of New Delhi 110011 and Mumbai 400006 were all there. (The Economist)

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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 23, 2009

Tom Ford Misses Women, Hopes To Finance New Line (Halogen Life)
In some actually good fashion news, one designer seems to be optimistic about the current state (both artistic and financial) of the high-end clothes industry. Tom Ford International, the luxury line from the former creative head of Gucci, is seeking funding to expand into women’s apparel.

Survey Finds Wealthy Less Keen on Luxe Category (WWD Business)
As if luxury brands didn’t have enough problems coping with the global recession, they now have to battle two perceptions in the minds of the wealthiest consumers they’re banking on to lead a recovery — commoditization and declining quality.

The New Face Of Luxury At Saks (Wall Street Journal)
On the new designer floor at Saks Inc.’s (SKS) Fifth Avenue flagship, a wall at Oscar de la Renta’s boutique came from a quarry belonging to his brother.

Google Wins Latest Battle with Louis Vuitton (Telegraph)
Louis Vuitton is fighting to prevent search engines using protected brand names.

Hilton Names John Vanderslice as Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands (Hospitality Net)
Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that John T. A. Vanderslice has joined the company as Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands.

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 22, 2009

UK Designers Say Mass Retail Complements Business (Reuters)
London fashion designers say mass retailers do not necessarily undermine their business and can actually be of help, but acknowledge that they have awakened a desire among shoppers for frequent refreshing of stock.

Once Slave to Luxury, Japan Catches Thrift Bug (New York Times)
Not long ago, many Japanese bought so many $100 melons and $1,000 handbags that this was the only country in the world where luxury products were considered mass market.

New Wine Brand Targets The Social Sipper (Halogen Network)
Kobrand Imports, a premium wine company and Halogen Network client, has created an innovative wine brand that embraces the age of consumer engagement.

Hottest Luxury Stock: Coach Tops Poll (TheStreet.com)
A luxury recovery may be lagging the rest of the retail sector, but investors still think Coach(COH Quote) is a winner.

Over 20 Years, Lexus Has Steered Perception of Luxury in New Direction (The Dallas Morning News)
Lexus redefined what luxury is, said James Bell, executive market analyst at Kelley Blue Book.

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UK Designers Say Mass Retail Complements Business

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 22, 2009

London fashion designers say mass retailers do not necessarily undermine their business and can actually be of help, but acknowledge that they have awakened a desire among shoppers for frequent refreshing of stock. (Reuters)

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