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The florentine tradition of leather and paper goods

Writing this article make me very proud. This because even if I haven’t been living stably in Florence for a good four years now, I am still attached to my hometown and believe its best features should be promoted whenever possible. Florence’s beauty, artistic patrimony and historical relevance are well know. Nevertheless, what happens away [...]

The florentine tradition of leather and paper goods 2017-12-16T00:23:52+00:00

The importance of having a clear message: the Chanel case

Whether you are an established luxury brand, a small niche one or you are thinking of building your own brand, there is one thing you must put a lot of attention into: the brand narrative. Studying brand management you will lear that a brand narrative can be authentic or altered to different degrees but what [...]

The importance of having a clear message: the Chanel case 2017-12-16T00:21:13+00:00

Alaïa: a legacy

Last autumn the entire fashion world mourned the death of unconventional fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. France lost an icon and many supermodels, designers and editors a dear friend. His great influence on fashion as a couturier as well as a person is undeniable. Here is what we learned from Mr. Alaïa. Follow your own conventions [...]

Alaïa: a legacy 2017-12-15T19:53:42+00:00

China influencers and the social media crackdown

  For several years now, as social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo have increased in popularity in China, a space for bloggers and writers has emerged and gained importance among the Chinese consumers. A report, according by the online retail giant Alibaba’s Taobao, chinese superstar Fan Bingbing has generated $74 million USD in [...]

China influencers and the social media crackdown 2017-12-19T12:51:00+00:00

Branding in Luxury is Much More Important Than You Thought

© www. pinterest.com You have your best friend’s birthday coming up in a week, and you really want to buy her a nice gift. The first thing you think of is the brand, not the product. If that’s not the case, you would think of all of the things she likes, however, in that certain [...]

Branding in Luxury is Much More Important Than You Thought 2017-12-17T14:58:26+00:00

From online to retail: online brands that moved in store

The title of this article sounds very strange and even contradictory right? Especially considering that one of the hottest topics at the moment is the importance of being connected and present online. Still, stores remain relevant and several studies show that people still prefer to purchase in store. This is even more true if we [...]

From online to retail: online brands that moved in store 2017-12-16T00:17:32+00:00

LIFE : LVMH new sustainable plan

As a worldwide luxury group leader, focusing on a long-term vision of their activites, LVMH has a duty of examplarity regarding the sustainable development. That’s why LVMH created since 1992 an environment executive committee. The aim was to follow each House and develop a collective engagement with its.               [...]

LIFE : LVMH new sustainable plan 2017-12-19T12:53:11+00:00

Why Millennials are the Future of The Luxury Industry

By 2025, studies project that Millennials will account for 45% of the global personal luxury goods market. The Millennials’ decisions are based on impulsive decisions. They always want to make sure that they are following the latest trends and their mindset is self-directed. Thus they are more likely to buy for themselves than to impress others. Moreover, [...]

Why Millennials are the Future of The Luxury Industry 2017-12-17T15:01:26+00:00

THE EXCLUSIVE BICYCLE MADE WITH BARREL WOOD

“A Unique bicycle,a unique collaboration born of passion for innovation and expression through hardwood” ©bikerumor Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has collaborated with the whiskey brand Glenmorangie to make the first bike made with barrel wood. Renovo is a company, based in Portland, and specialized in the design and development of wooden bicycles. For its [...]

THE EXCLUSIVE BICYCLE MADE WITH BARREL WOOD 2017-12-16T01:44:32+00:00

Swarovski’s $60 bracelet on Craigslist

For those of you who don’t know of Craigslist, it’s an American advertisement website that has been growing a large base over the years. It’s currently available and used in 70 countries. Craigslist has multiple sections assigned to various kinds of listed ads catering to things such as jobs, housing, services, items for sale, etc. [...]

Swarovski’s $60 bracelet on Craigslist 2017-12-22T21:50:30+00:00

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

The force of high-end vintage

Over the last few years they have been popping up in every fashion-conscious city: high-end vintage boutiques. Bargain shoppers as well as the fashion in-crowd have been finding their way to 1970’s Saint Laurent and unique Louis Vuitton bags. Of course everyone loves a good deal, but why exactly are second-hand luxury items so popular? [...]

The force of high-end vintage 2017-12-15T19:45:37+00:00

SPANISH BRIDAL DESIGNERS THAT ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW

There are some bridal firms famous around the world as Pronovias or Rosa Clará, but there are other Spanish designers not so known that stand out for their elegance, glamor and romanticism ©Navascués Navascués Navascués is one of the best handcrafted ateliers for bridal dresses in Madrid.It´s characterized for its natural,fresh and romantic style. [...]

SPANISH BRIDAL DESIGNERS THAT ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW 2017-12-15T22:24:49+00:00

Would You Collaborate with These Brands?

Gucci Every item up for customization, every fabric to choose from, and even the placement of every insect and animal in the menagerie of available patches has been signed off on by the man who made all of it cool in the first place. “I tried to give them something slightly different, to allow them [...]

Would You Collaborate with These Brands? 2017-12-17T15:08:13+00:00

THE AWESOME IPHONE 8 AND IPHONE X MADE OF GOLD

Available in 24k Gold,Rose Gold,Platinum and Diamond edition.This is the supreme luxury in the smartphone`s world ©Codigounico If you thought that Iphone 8 and Iphone X were the top of the smartphones  you were wrong because the iPhone made of gold exists. A London company has been the creator of these exclusive phones [...]

THE AWESOME IPHONE 8 AND IPHONE X MADE OF GOLD 2017-12-16T00:22:01+00:00

Aston Martins’ new muse Charlotte

British luxury car maker Aston Martin is turning its attention toward women.  Andrew Palmer, the companies CEO plans on expanding the brand to eventually include luxury goods like luggage, clothes, and watches, and he’s counting on an all-female advisory board to help design the new DBX Model. At this moment 95% of Aston Martins Buyers [...]

Aston Martins’ new muse Charlotte 2017-12-20T19:51:22+00:00

Millennials’ millions

Millennials are hot in luxury marketing. Every future-conscious brand is ready to focus on this new generation. They are a fast-growing and influential segment which already accounts for more than 17tn dollars of the global private wealth. Now it might be true that millennials are the future of luxury, but why exactly? We have summed [...]

Millennials’ millions 2017-12-15T19:21:45+00:00

Your Classic Dream Car is Only $100 Away

There is a new app that makes luxury cars accessible to anyone. Rally Rd. is a streamlined and user-friendly platform that allows members to invest in classic cars with shares priced between $50 and $500. The app presents users with luxury cars of their dreams, including photos, history of the car and its owners and [...]

Your Classic Dream Car is Only $100 Away 2017-12-17T15:06:40+00:00

THE MAGIC COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN AND THE INDIAN DESIGNER SABYASACHI

The famous french designer Christian Louboutin has collaborated with the indian modiste Sabyasachi to create an exclusive, ultra-limited edition capsule collection for women and men. ©Bekiamoda It is a shoes collection although there are also some accessories such as a bag and a clutch.For men predominates the moccasin that evokes traditional Indian wedding [...]

THE MAGIC COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN AND THE INDIAN DESIGNER SABYASACHI 2017-12-16T03:14:48+00:00

Bloggers and Social Media = Cost Effective Branding

A new marketing strategy has unveiled itself in the last few years. Famous Cosmetic brands used to depend on advertisements with attractive models or a brand ambassador (that is a famous actress or singer who can influence the audience) to try or purchase the product. Since the rise of “Youtube stars”, cosmetic brands have been [...]

Bloggers and Social Media = Cost Effective Branding 2017-12-22T21:54:56+00:00

FROM PINK TO PUNK.HOW IS THE BALMAIN COLLECTION FOR VICTORIA´S SECRET?

The creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, was faithful to his rock-glam,risky, sexy and daring style. The fashion world was revolutionized when they announced the news of this collaboration, and if every year we look forward with impatience the iconic Victoria´s Secret show this year we have still expected much more and has undoubtedly exceeded [...]

FROM PINK TO PUNK.HOW IS THE BALMAIN COLLECTION FOR VICTORIA´S SECRET? 2017-12-15T21:43:38+00:00

Being Rich Isn’t Related to Why You Can Access Luxury Goods

Whether one is financially comfortable or not, one will often buy luxury goods to reward themselves, to show off or to gain acceptance. All of which are connected to the emotional weight that we give to expensive products.   One of the reasons is highly related to self-esteem. Imagine yourself on good day, where your [...]

Being Rich Isn’t Related to Why You Can Access Luxury Goods 2017-12-17T14:56:13+00:00

THE MOST CHIC LAUNDROMAT BY HERMÈS

And if someone told you that going to the laundry could be one of the coolest and most original plans? Only Hermes would be able to convert a laundry in something luxurious where everyone would like to go. With the name of Hermèsmatic the house has designed,totally based on its identity, a very chic laundry [...]

THE MOST CHIC LAUNDROMAT BY HERMÈS 2017-12-15T13:14:09+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

Tech Trends in Fashion and Luxury Retail

Designing for the voice interface Studies predict that by 2020, half of all web searches will use voice or image search rather than text. It is more efficient and often more convenient than typing, and creating a new paradigm for human-computer interaction. Voice interface is all about frictionless experiences, that is, attaining information to purchase [...]

Tech Trends in Fashion and Luxury Retail 2017-12-17T15:04:15+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

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

Being a huge fan of both the Museum of Modern Art in New YorK (MoMA) and the Fondation Louis Vuitton I was very much exited when they announced their collaboration. The exhibition, called: ‘Being Modern: MoMA in Paris’ is the first to bring an overview of the museum’s impressive collection to France. Immediately Frank Gehry’s [...]

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris 2017-12-15T18:57:09+00:00

Why Beauty Influencers are Important in Luxury

Success can be measured in earned media value. If a social influencer mentions the brand’s name in an Instagram post or story, they are amplifying your brand communication. This directly increases and even multiplies the brand’s visibility. Influencers build good networks due to their contacts engagement in conversations or discussions on the various subjects that [...]

Why Beauty Influencers are Important in Luxury 2017-12-17T15:02:59+00:00

PENELOPE CRUZ IS AN AUTHENTIC DONATELLA VERSACE

The new season of American Crime Story has becomes one of the most awaited series in the fashion industry The new season about the murder of the iconic designer Gianni Versace in 1997, will have Penelope Cruz in the role of Donatella Versace. After focusing on the life of O. J. Simpson in its first [...]

PENELOPE CRUZ IS AN AUTHENTIC DONATELLA VERSACE 2017-12-15T13:04:16+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

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

This spring the first feature-length documentary is to be released on one of fashion’s most loved and iconic activists: Vivienne Westwood. ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’ will be released in March at Sundance, the largest independent film festival in the United States. The film directed by Lorna Tucker (who also did work for Nike and Alexander [...]

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist 2017-12-15T18:44:09+00:00

Gold-Struck Brand Partnerships that Happened but You Probably Forgot About

Apple x Hermes Apple defines its Hermes-branded watch as “the culmination of a partnership based on parallel thinking, singular vision and mutual regard.” That boils down nicely to a partnership of two highly esteemed brands. Apple was always known for its aesthetics designs, however, with their brand collaboration with Hermes’s handmade leather straps, Apple's watches [...]

Gold-Struck Brand Partnerships that Happened but You Probably Forgot About 2017-12-17T15:05:50+00:00