Category: Luxury Goods and Services

Shop Aims to Help Artisans in War-Torn Countries

Shop Aims to Help Artisans in War-Torn Countries Ishkar sells handmade items to support craftsmen in places like Afghanistan and Syria, but also in the hope that their skills will live on. Source: New York Times Shop Aims to Help Artisans in War-Torn Countries

Gucci Falls Into Italy’s Tax Cross Hairs

Gucci Falls Into Italy’s Tax Cross Hairs The fashion brand, which has been enjoying exponential growth, is the latest prominent company to be investigated by financial authorities in Italy. Source: New York Times Gucci Falls Into Italy’s Tax Cross Hairs

Age of Populism: Threats and Theories

Age of Populism: Threats and Theories How does an elite industry continue to thrive in a world that increasingly revolts against the trappings of luxury? Francesca Bellettini of Saint Laurent, Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 and Laura Pancera of UBS spoke with Elizabeth Paton, European Styles Correspondent at The New York Times’s International Luxury Conference. Source: […]

The Politics of Luxury

The Politics of Luxury Recent geopolitical events are forcing luxury leaders to re-evaluate brand strategies and values. Jean-Marc Loubier, Delvaux Executive Chairman, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye, Chloé C.E.O. and Jonathan Akeroyd, Gianni Versace C.E.O. spoke with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times’s International Luxury Conference. Source: New York […]

Fake News and Transparency

Fake News and Transparency At a time of broad suspicion around communications, how transparent does a brand need to be with its consumers? Antoine Arnault, C.E.O. of Berluti discussed with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times’s International Luxury Conference. Source: New York Times Fake News and Transparency

Gen Z: The Next Wave of Consumption

Gen Z: The Next Wave of Consumption By 2020, Gen Z and Millennials will represent more than half of all luxury consumers. How can luxury players understand the expectations and consumption habits of each to ensure they implement the right strategies to meet the needs of both? Nathalie Remy, Partner at McKinsey & Company speaks […]