• - 30 Jul 2015

    Top 5 Luxury Fashion Videos: June 2015


    The haute-couture cut of Paris Fashion Week may have come to a close, but luxury fashion players are now reaping the results.

    Teads has just released its latest Luxury Barometer for the month of June – which saw the start of the Men’s Fashion shows in the French capital – and filtered the most-watched luxury brand videos across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook platforms.

    Overall, Michael Kors, Dior and Burberry performed best on Instagram while Coach, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Chanel ranked best on YouTube.

  • - 29 Jul 2015

    Luxury, Trust & Transparency


    Last week, whilst in conversation with Luxury Society, Sascha Moeri, CEO of Swiss luxury leader Carl F. Bucherer, alluded to the absolute importance of trust in building the brand’s successful international retail network. Here, Diana Verde Nieto, Co-Founder and CEO of Positive Luxury, examines the concept further to see how luxury players can nurture consumer confidence.

    Trust and consumer confidence can have a direct and profound effect on a company’s profits. The reputation of a business is essential for its survival, as the world has become more interconnected, interdependent and transparent than ever before.

  • - 27 Jul 2015

    What Does China’s Market Correction Mean For Luxury?


    The Chinese market has hit a few bumps in the road lately, but the fallout could impact the luxury industry more than initially expected, explains Philip Guarino of China Luxury Advisors.

    While all eyes have been on the ongoing crisis in Greece, a possible “Grexit” and a questionable deal with European creditors, another worrying crisis has been unfolding in a far larger market — and one that has been critical to the luxury industry’s spectacular growth over the past decade — China.

    In mid-June, the Shanghai stock exchange began a dramatic correction with significant knock-down effects. What does this mean for China and for the luxury industry? Perhaps more than we would like to acknowledge.

  • - 23 Jul 2015
    - by Jo Ellison

    Lunch with the FT: Federico Marchetti


    On the shores of Lake Como, the Yoox founder talks about being an outsider — and the world’s shopping habits.

    Wearing a grey jacket from Alexander McQueen, pale grey cashmere sweater and button-down shirt, his baby birdlike features exaggerated by black-rimmed spectacles, Federico Marchetti meets me in a small parking lot on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. It’s a steely grey day and the clouds hang mistily over the surrounding hills. As he greets me, the scene has a whisper of John le Carré about it – like two operatives meeting to share secrets.

  • - 22 Jul 2015

    Luxury Cruising: Potentially Big Business In Asia

    As affluent travel in Asia grows, opportunities are rife across the various sectors of tourism. One of these growth areas is the newly evolving cruise industry, writes Amrita Banta, Managing Director at Agility Research & Strategy.

    Cruise tourism in Asia has been growing in double digits over the past three years and is likely to stay on this trajectory as the economic outlook for Asians continues to get better.

    Agility Research & Strategy took a closer look at this burgeoning business, culminating in the first ever report in Asia that covers behaviour around cruise travel amongst the affluent and provides insight into their potential and needs in cruise travel.

  • - 21 Jul 2015

    In Conversation With Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO, Piaget


    Piaget CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger shares his aspirations for the 141-year old watch brand and talks future, challenges and the critical importance of fostering skills for the next generation.

    Léopold-Metzger speaks with a great affinity for the brand and the quality of the products Piaget produces, and he is fiercely proud of its heritage and dedication to the craft of watch movements, timepieces and, most recently, high jewellery.

    Piaget’s latest high jewellery collection, ‘Secrets & Lights’, was revealed just weeks ago during the haute couture shows in Paris and throughout the thread of this exclusive interview, it becomes clear that this growing sector of the business is to be a beacon for expansion in the future.

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    A Closer Look At Luxury Consumption In Asia

    Asia may be an emerging sweet spot for luxury, but consumers in each region have varying value perceptions and buying behaviours, so brands should steer clear of the cookie-cutter approach if they want to truly succeed.

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    Lunch with the FT: Federico Marchetti

    EXCLUSIVE: Speaking to FT Fashion Editor Jo Ellis on the shores of Lake Como, the Yoox founder talks about being an outsider — and the world’s shopping habits.

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    UHNWIs Will Evolve & Prosper In Next Decade

    The number of millionaires in the world is set to rise – and with it, opportunities for luxury brands to capitalise and further expand their empires. This is what you need to know about the new generation on its way up.