Fashion

Automobili Lamborghini debuts fashion line at Milan Fashion Week

June 22, 2016

“We are not a derivative product, but a real fashion brand,” emphasised Boris Puddu, in charge of the Collection and Licences division, which oversees all the line extensions of Italian supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini, owned by German giant Audi. Apparel accounts for 30-35% of the division’s revenue, and it grows at a rate of 20% per year. “Our range is not linked to cars! It has a high-end positioning and must make a name for itself as a fashion brand,” stated the executive, who admitted it is “a very tough challenge.” The menswear project […]

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Half of luxury sales driven by online

April 1, 2015

Although online fashion and luxury goods sales still represent a tiny fraction of the overall market, the Internet will become increasingly important in a shorter period of time, especially for multibrand e-commerce sites. That’s according to a recent McKinsey survey. The study found that almost half of decisions regarding the purchase of luxury goods are influenced by what consumers hear or see on the Net. According to the consulting firm, online sales of luxury women’s fashion should climb sharply from a current 3% share to 17% in 2018, accounting for 12 billion dollars. Strong […]

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Ferrari’s New Flagship Store In Milan Entertains With F1 Simulators

March 18, 2015

The Prancing Horse gallops in to the heart of Milan with a new flagship store. Ferrari has thrown open the doors of its newest core store in Via Berchet. Located a stone’s throw from the Duomo in the historic Palazzo Ricordi, the store spreads over 8,072 square feet and rises up to three floors with fifteen windows overlooking Milan’s most central shopping streets. Designed by architect Massimo Iosa Ghini, this flagship is the second to be owned directly by Ferrari, after the one in Ferrari’s hometown of Maranello. Luring all Ferrarri fans, the store is one stop shopping destination offering men’s, women’s […]

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Salvatore Ferragamo reports 6% revenue increase for full year 2014

March 15, 2015

Salvatore Ferragamo reports 6% revenue increase for full year 2014 totalling 1,332 billion euros, with EBITDA+13% and EBIT+12%. The Asia Pacific area is confirmed as the Group’s top market in terms of Revenues, representing 37%of total in FY2014, up by over 5%(+7%in 4Q 2014), despite the tensions registered in Hong Kong in the last part of the year. A major contribution was given by the retail channel in China, which in FY2014 recorded a 18%growth compared to the same period in 2013. Europe posted an increase in Revenues of 9%, compared to the same period […]

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Step Into Jimmy Choo’s Cinderella Slipper For $4,600

March 8, 2015

Step into Jimmy Choo’s to claim your identity as today’s Cinderella! The crystal covered pointy toe pump,christened Cinderella Slipper, from the British high fashion house is available for $4,595. To mark the release of Disney’s live action film inspired by the classic fairy tale Cinderella, Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi has designed an enchanting shoe which re-imagines the iconic glass slipper. The the iconic Jimmy Choo pointy toed pump has been given a dazzling makeover to hit the shelf as Cinderella Slipper. Decorated with thousands of Swarovski crystals of varying sizes, it gets a magical touch with […]

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Harrods Step Out Of The Ordinary Accessories By Charlotte Olympia

March 5, 2015

British luxury shoe and accessories brand has rolled out an exclusive collection by teaming up with London’s most renowned department store. Charlotte Olympia, along with Harrods, lures divas to Step Out of the Ordinary! This timeless collection of limited-edition pieces, embellished with Swarovski crystals, is for the lady who has it all. The collection kisses the current trend with dazzling red lips detailing on the shoe as well as the clutch. Crystal Kiss Me Dolores –  For $3,200, the platform court shoe in nude and red satin is ornamented with red and gold Swarovski crystals. Decked from from heel to toe, the brand’s […]

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Luxottica reports record profit growth of 18% for full year 2014

March 3, 2015

Global eyewear maker giant Luxottica said Monday its 2014 net profit grew 18% to EUR642.6 million, as sales and profitability rose in all areas.The group which owns brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley and licenses the eyewear lines of luxury brands Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Prada–said its free cash flow hit a record high of 802 million euros as of December 2014. Fourth-quarter net profit grew over 30% on the year on a comparable basis to EUR121.6 million. Luxottica said it will propose to pay a dividend of EUR1.44, which […]

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Chanel’s Iconic Handbag – Why And How

March 3, 2015

Chanel’s Iconic handbag has been a part of an heritage that is transmitted from mother to daughter. As Coco Chanel quoted, “Fashion becomes unfashionable, style never”. The French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand conceived this signature bag as she felt a need to design a bag that frees the hands but not the style. The Iconic Handbag still fascinates fashionistas simply because of its timeless design. Five reasons why the Iconic bag reigns as the most recognized Chanel bag and a must have accessory 1) Since the time it has been created, the classic design still follows the first […]

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Yoox Group turnover surpasses 500 million euros

February 25, 2015

Italian based e-commerce group Yoox archives 2014 surpassing for the first time 500 million in revenue (turnover stood at 524.3 million, up 15.1%) and with profits up 9, 8% to 12.6 million euro. The growth was fueled by the strong increase in orders, passed 2.8 million to 3.64 million, with growth of over 20%; and found again, more pronounced in the field of multi-brand owned by the group (yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com) than in single-brand for the fashion brands: revenues for the first amounted to a total of 381, 7 million, an increase of […]

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Burberry partners with Twitter for personalized photos

February 23, 2015

Burberry has partnered with Twitter to offer users of the social media site the chance to capture pictures of its London Fashion Week (LFW) women’swear show live from the runway later today. By tweeting #Tweetcam to the @Burberry Twitter account, users will trigger a camera to take a photograph from the best vantage point within the show space as the models walk down the runway. Each picture is then personalised with the user’s Twitter handle, a time stamp of the moment the image was taken and then tweeted back to them. The luxury fashion house, […]

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