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Interview at Guerlain store with employee Rémy

Guerlain is a French perfume house, launched in 1828 by Pierre Francois Pascal Guerlain (Wikipedia, 2018). Besides perfume, Guerlain also sells make-up and skincare. Guerlain has one main store (flagship) which is located at the Champs-Elysee, Paris. Besides the products, Guerlain also show its heritage on the first floor. Customers can visit the work office [...]

Interview at Guerlain store with employee Rémy 2018-11-12T19:27:24+00:00

The everchanging image of fashion: then to now

Although it may not seem that way, fashion changes every day. New inspiration, looks and influences are taking the street. However, much of this inspiration comes from fashion eras of the past. So many fashion trends are influenced by the last 100 years. So let us take a look at the image of fashion from [...]

The everchanging image of fashion: then to now 2018-11-14T16:08:35+00:00

Chanel: betting on content marketing

Great icons of haute couture and jewelry create impressive films and interactive platforms to publicize their trajectory, consolidate their brand identity and connect with their followers. Since 2013, Chanel launched her online project Inside Chanel, a nine-page web series that tells the story of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, the influence her life had on her style [...]

Chanel: betting on content marketing 2018-11-12T15:20:39+00:00

Gen Z : a big challenge for Luxury Brand

At this time when retail don’t stop evaluating, a new challenge waiting for Luxury brands: Generate desire and engagement from the Gen Z.  Generation Z is the demographic cohort following Generation Y. The dates given for Generation Z range from the mid-1990s through the second decade of this century. They are very volatile and want [...]

Gen Z : a big challenge for Luxury Brand 2018-11-13T10:38:42+00:00

Luxury and veganism

Let's start by defining what is Veganism: it's the fact to refuse consuming products coming from animal exploitation. It exists in food&beverage, fashion, home decoration etc. As you may know, Veganism took an important place in the world in general but especially in luxury. Thanks to organisms like PETA, people are now aware of the [...]

Luxury and veganism 2018-11-15T01:18:59+00:00

Meghan Markle’s Wedding Tiara

Without exaggeration, May 19, 2018, was the day of rebirth of Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara. Most experts agreed that Megan Markle should receive a tiara as a gift from Prince Charles, the groom's father since she did not have her own family tiara. Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau TiaraSource: Getty Images Megan's wedding [...]

Meghan Markle’s Wedding Tiara 2018-11-14T15:55:18+00:00

Interview in Gucci store P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam with employee Iris

Gucci is an Italian Luxury fashion brand, created in 1921 by Guccio Gucci (Wikipedia, 2018). They have for woman, men and also children a great collection of bags, clothing, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, home collection and beauty. In 2017, Gucci was the most search Luxury brand online and also most selling luxury brand (Prant, [...]

Interview in Gucci store P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam with employee Iris 2018-11-12T19:27:51+00:00

Importance of heritage in luxury brands

When looking at luxury brands, most of them are carrying a lot of history. Heritage is one of the most important additions of a luxury brand as it adds depth, authenticity and credibility to the brand. The power of storytelling can contribute to a stronger brand loyalty. The most important characteristics of an HLB (heritage [...]

Importance of heritage in luxury brands 2018-11-14T17:25:15+00:00

3 reasons to visit Bali

Over the last couple of years, the Indonesian island Bali has become one of the number one destinations for travel lovers, due to its affordability and its extraordinary location. Here are 3 reasons why you should visit Bali on your next holidays.   A luxury destination Bali is a brand new luxury destination and has [...]

3 reasons to visit Bali 2018-11-13T10:38:01+00:00

Cartier watchmaking conquering new generations

The digital era, new consumer tastes, financial crises and regional consumer booms have had an upsurge in sales to luxury watchmaking houses in recent years. The millennials had been recognized, among other things, for not using watches (luxury or not) because the cell phone gives them the time and they did not find the need [...]

Cartier watchmaking conquering new generations 2018-11-12T15:19:12+00:00

Luxury loves new technology

« La mode est un rendez-vous avec le temps (...) L'avenir appartient à ceux qui utiliseront les technologies de leur temps et satisferont les besoins et les envies des consommateurs. » Pierre Bergé Although, rooted in the tradition, Luxury has always loved technology innovation if these one provides to offer a privileged experience to the [...]

Luxury loves new technology 2018-11-13T10:41:36+00:00

Animal abuses in luxury

Well, in a context where many houses ban the use of fur in their collection we have to think about the reason of those decisions. First, after all the videos spread by PETA showing how animal are raised in specialized farms in China or Korea denouncing the conditions of raising and killing of the animals. [...]

Animal abuses in luxury 2018-11-15T01:17:53+00:00

The History of Rolls-Royce

The history of this brand is the story of a surprisingly successful union of two businessmen, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. One of them was a rich aristocrat, and the other grew up in poverty and spent only one year studying at school, but together they created a car that became an absolute symbol of [...]

The History of Rolls-Royce 2018-11-14T15:42:32+00:00

Male beauty: from South Korea to the rest of the world

Makeup for man was considered taboo and would lead to questioning someones masculinity, but South Korea is leading to a shift of this mindset. Their ideas about male beauty are changing the attitudes and influencing the world. The conventions of makeup are beginning to break down and a new vision of masculinity is rising. Today [...]

Male beauty: from South Korea to the rest of the world 2018-11-14T13:59:58+00:00

Interview Beauty Specialist Denise

21 year old Dutch girl Denise graduated as beauty specialist one year ago. After that, she started her own salon to offer excellent service to her clients at her home salon. I spoke with Denise about beauty and her salon.   Do you already have a big client list at the moment? Slowly but certainly, [...]

Interview Beauty Specialist Denise 2018-11-12T19:28:10+00:00

Presence of luxury brands on social medias

Many brands decided to improve their positioning on social medias. By social medias, we’ll focus on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. Brands like Burberry and Louis Vuitton use a lot Youtube to spread product reviews and influencers-based content. Social medias has evolved so much over the last few years. Luxury brands used to not really use [...]

Presence of luxury brands on social medias 2018-11-15T01:18:05+00:00

Fashion and cultural appropriation

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Appropriation of appreciation? These are some questions that come to mind when looking at cultural appropriation in fashion. Are fashion brands and celebrities simply stealing from other cultures or are they taking design inspiration? And when do they cross the line? Firstly let’s take a look at cultural appropriation. [...]

Fashion and cultural appropriation 2018-11-14T17:26:19+00:00

The future of textile

Stella McCartney A/W 2017 campaign shot by Harley Weir COURTESY OF : Stella McThe technological revolution has led to new businesses model but has also modified the more traditional sectors. This is the case of the textile industry, a sector that has already experienced its transformation three centuries ago, with the introduction of the steam [...]

The future of textile 2018-11-20T14:54:22+00:00

Luxury Brand’s challenge: Digital Advertising

The advertising of the luxury sector is making the move to digital media, and this is reflected in the investment of the brands. 33% of the advertising of luxury brands has been digital this year, taking into account an increase of 7% compared to 2017. According to the Luxury Advertising Expenditure Forecasts 2018, published by [...]

Luxury Brand’s challenge: Digital Advertising 2018-11-12T15:54:38+00:00

Tiffany & Co. The Great Gatsby jewellery collection

The brilliant jewels of the 20s were recreated by the best masters of Tiffany & Co so that every spectator could plunge into the authentic atmosphere of the world of luxurious parties and love without obstacles. To recreate the pulsating atmosphere of New York in the 1920s when the small island of Manhattan was intoxicated [...]

Tiffany & Co. The Great Gatsby jewellery collection 2018-11-14T15:29:35+00:00

Entre Luxe et cinéma, il n’y a qu’un pas

Cinémas et publicité sont maintenant très liés en effet, le monde du luxe fait de plus en plus appel à des cinéastes pour imaginer des fictions publicitaires qui s’insèrent dans leurs contenus de marque. Depuis quelques années, le visage des marques change : Il ne s’agit plus seulement d’une étiquette mais il bien plus question de [...]

Entre Luxe et cinéma, il n’y a qu’un pas 2018-11-13T10:44:05+00:00

When the luxury world is meeting Hip hop culture

Over the past two years, more than a dozen luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Marc Jacobs — have featured hip-hop artists in their advertising campaigns, while brands like Versace and JW Anderson have taken things a step further by collaborating with artists like 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky on products.   This was not always the case. For many [...]

When the luxury world is meeting Hip hop culture 2018-11-19T16:11:41+00:00

5 Must-See Fashion Movies

Dior and I A journey in the famous Dior House following up the seven weeks that signed the debut of the Creative Direction of Belgian designer Raf Simons. From the idea of the models to the creation of the pieces thanks to the incredible work of the seamstresses until the haute couture fashion show of [...]

5 Must-See Fashion Movies 2018-11-14T13:39:13+00:00

Interview at Michael Kors store Paris with employee Hai

Michael Kors is an American fashion designer and entrepreneur. He studied fashion design in New York. In 1981, Michael Kors started his own fashion brand (Wikipedia, 2018). The fashion brand appears luxury, American and sporty. Casual chic with a timeless elegance. Michael Kors launched in 2004 besides his haute couture line also MICHEAL Michael Kors, [...]

Interview at Michael Kors store Paris with employee Hai 2018-11-12T19:28:28+00:00

Sport and Rolex, a marketing love story

Firstly it will not sounds like a good idea to put in danger your 3000€ watch by doing some exercice with. But when you take it from the other side, how life-proof is a watch that could cross oceans, go on the moon, hold a whole match against Federer or still not be delay after [...]

Sport and Rolex, a marketing love story 2018-11-15T01:16:07+00:00

Fashion and gender roles

It has been evolving a couple of decades, but genderless designs still have a long way to go. Although the line between men’s and women’s clothes are blurring it is still not fully accepted. The gender roles that have been put on people mainly originate from societal standards and the fashion industry. Although it may [...]

Fashion and gender roles 2018-11-14T17:27:31+00:00

Zoom on the latest job trend : Personal shopper

The last couple of years have seen rising a new kind of job career : personal shoppers. What exactly is a personal shopper ? Personal shoppers provide expert advice to a specific client, and offer them a personal shopping experience. They present the latest trends in terms of fashion to the customers, are able to [...]

Zoom on the latest job trend : Personal shopper 2018-11-13T10:43:19+00:00

E-mobility solutions in Luxury: Mercedes Benz Case

Efficient. Flexible. Urban. Electric mobility now offers the possibility of reducing polluting and acoustic emissions due to traffic and thus significantly improving our lives, especially in cities. In the year 2025, sixty percent of the world population will live in large cities. This development makes essential an intelligent propulsion strategy for individual transport. Wilko Andreas [...]

E-mobility solutions in Luxury: Mercedes Benz Case 2018-11-12T15:54:26+00:00

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona History

In 1936, the city of Daytona Florida, U.S  became the place where the world's first auto race took place. However, in the minds of those who are seriously interested in watches, this name is associated primarily not with auto racing, but with one of the most recognisable, discussed, sold and desired chronographs in the world [...]

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona History 2018-11-14T15:15:45+00:00

Chinese customer and experience in luxury

Generation Z customers in China are looking for more than just purchases on their shopping trips, says LVMH.   Chinese clients are undergoing a shift to valuing experiences along with product ownership, according to Ravi Thakran, LVMH’s group chairman for south and southeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East.   Chinese people aren’t just interested [...]

Chinese customer and experience in luxury 2018-11-19T16:22:02+00:00