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Luxury and art: a short guide for a long history

Is fashion an art? It is something that could be argued about. Coco Chanel did not think it was but Yves Saint Laurent definitely did, to the point he worked hard to transfer paintings onto his creations. What is sure is that luxury is a form of art. The time, dedication and skills required can [...]

Luxury and art: a short guide for a long history 2017-12-16T00:13:55+00:00

La bataille des “méga-fashionshows”: a-t-on besoin d’être spectaculaire pour être mémorable ?

Aujourd’hui, les grandes Maisons de luxe se battent pour remporter le prix du défilé le plus grandiose. Mais cette victoire enclenche t-elle nécessairement une augmentation des ventes ? Dans quelle mesure le défilé a-t-il un impact sur la saison à venir? Alexandre De Betak, à la tête de Bureau Betak a dit « La mode ne [...]

La bataille des “méga-fashionshows”: a-t-on besoin d’être spectaculaire pour être mémorable ? 2017-12-19T12:55:53+00:00

These houses that master digitalcraft

Augmented reality has become one of the most wanted digital effects in the communication and marketing industry. Luxury is not an exception. Though luxury has always been a bit shy about technologic innovations and digital improvements in their service and product offers, this world is opening to new horizons. In order to improve their customer [...]

These houses that master digitalcraft 2017-12-16T00:05:20+00:00

Luxury loves connected watches

Digital and connected devices are part of our daily life. Most of the time, when we think about luxury, we think about quality, exclusivity, but mostly timelessness and craftsmanship. These are its core values. However, technology is very much used nowadays to improve luxury experiences. Isn’t it contradictory? Technology is everything but timeless, and is [...]

Luxury loves connected watches 2017-12-15T22:58:38+00:00

Luxe et minimalisme

On connaissait le minimalisme dans la mode, il a fait son apparition dans les années 1990 avec Jil Sander et Helmut Lang pour ne citer qu’eux. Qu’en est il du minimalisme dans le luxe en général ? Y’a t - il un luxe minimaliste ? On peut parler de minimalisme quand il s’agit d’une manière de [...]

Luxe et minimalisme 2017-12-19T13:00:15+00:00

Luxury boutiques are getting fewer and fewer in China

China is seen as the world biggest client in luxury products. Paris is one of the Chinese people’s most wanted destination for its luxury boutiques and experiences. However, according to the Berstein Company’s study, China is the country where more and more luxury houses closed their Chinese boutiques between 2016 and 2017. Indeed, the Chinese [...]

Luxury boutiques are getting fewer and fewer in China 2017-12-15T23:09:38+00:00

Italian luxury and French luxury: allies or rivals?

I am an Italian living in Paris. French and Italians don’t like each other and to be completely honest they never have. I guess it is because they are geographically too close and way too similar in terms of personality. Unfortunately, this kind of similarity is not the good and healthy one but much more [...]

Italian luxury and French luxury: allies or rivals? 2017-12-16T00:09:27+00:00

Couture & Hip-Hop

Dans les années 1980, les marques de luxe étaient nécessaires pour les rappeurs, elles leur permettaient de montrer qu'ils avaient rompu avec la pauvreté et atteint la fortune de façon légale ou illégale. Dapper Dan with LL Cool J   Drake et Anna Wintour, first raw NY Fashion Week Quatre décennies après [...]

Couture & Hip-Hop 2017-12-19T13:01:22+00:00

Accorhotels X Orient Express

The prestigious travel company Orient Express, that belongs to the SNCF, is at the heart of a new luxurious hotels collection. Indeed, Accorhotels bought 50% of its capital, and plans on giving a new international breath to this historic and worldwide known brand. An experience mixing luxury, exotism and refinement for a beautiful journey in [...]

Accorhotels X Orient Express 2017-12-15T23:13:41+00:00

The Millennials: who are today’s fashion Holy Grail

Today’s society doesn’t talk a lot, they prefer emojis. Or at least this is what our parents and grandparents have said at lest once. That might be true, but what is also true is that communication is more important now than ever and communication studies have been booming in the last ten years. But who [...]

The Millennials: who are today’s fashion Holy Grail 2017-12-16T00:06:25+00:00

La nouvelle ère Givenchy : Clare Waight Keller retourne aux références de Monsieur Hubert De Givenchy

Après une campagne noir et blanc dévoilant un casting androgyne autour de chats, passion partagée avec Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, Clare disait vouloir exprimer sa nouvelle vision de la séduction de l’Homme et de la Feme. Vision qui pourrait diviser les clients de la Maison qui jusque là vouait un culte à Riccardo Tisci. Après [...]

La nouvelle ère Givenchy : Clare Waight Keller retourne aux références de Monsieur Hubert De Givenchy 2017-12-19T13:32:30+00:00

Volvo x conciergerie start-up Luxe

Maybe have you heard about the American car valet start-up “Luxe” that allows you to have personal car service on demand through the mobile application? Already present in San Francisco, New York and Chicago, the start-up also offers parking valet services at “drop-off” points, where the car would be taken for car wash and be [...]

Volvo x conciergerie start-up Luxe 2017-12-15T23:17:20+00:00

Gucci and Florence: then and now

Gucci. Whether you eat fashion for breakfast and use your oven as a storage space for your piles of Vogue magazines like Carrie Bradshow or just see it as something useless and ephemeral your weird fired who’s always wearing uncomfortable clothes is interested in, you have most probably heard this name. Gucci has been named [...]

Gucci and Florence: then and now 2017-12-16T00:02:30+00:00

Vogue Italia : le nouveau chapitre post Franca Sozzani

L’édition italienne du Vogue a toujours eu un rapport privilégié avec la jeune création italienne. Le magazine a contribué au rayonnement international de Milan dans l’industrie de la mode. Tout comme le Vogue britannique, les photographes vont au delà de la photographie de mode en y apportant une vision et des idées fortes qui dépassent [...]

Vogue Italia : le nouveau chapitre post Franca Sozzani 2017-12-14T13:39:41+00:00