Daily Digest 2 February, 2011 by BoF Team BoF Daily Digest | Engaging millennials, J.Crew settlement crumbles, I.T. to buy Bape, Kane wins BFC/Vogue prize, Bill Cunningham Engaging The Millennial: Augmented Reality And The Wired Generation (Luxist) "Millennials have grown up linked by...

Daily Digest 26 January, 2011 by BoF Team BoF Daily Digest | Prada's China Party, Denim couture, Social networks versus social tribes, Luxottica's record, Giles goes West Prada Prods China's Elite (WSJ) "For Prada, in particular, the Chinese market is critical. The company is expected to...

Daily Digest 6 January, 2011 by BoF Team BoF Daily Digest | Scents that sold in 2010, Menswear's back, Tumblr at NYFW, Ones to watch at Pitti, Sarah Burton's way Smells like 2010 (NY Times) "It's long been known that December sales of fragrances can make or break the entire year. Indeed, a...

'" Increased use of Web may mean less time in-store (Luxury Daily) "‘Upscale consumers are highly sophisticated in the way that they search for products and service information online as opposed to non-luxury consumers... The way they search is a combination of peer advice and professional...

" Onstage or Backstage, a Kiss for Paris (NY Times) "The couture shows have been pretty wonderful this season. Nobody is crabbing about them being out of touch, maybe because a lot of editors just finished preseason collections and are bored to death." Prada Appoints Banks for Planned Hong...

'" Mulberry designer Emma Hill has men's accessories in the bag (The Australian) "After a decade-long obsession with women's ‘it' bags, could men's bags become the next powerhouse sellers for luxury brands? The likes of Brioni, Tom Ford and Zegna have recognised... an emerging market for...

Daily Digest 7 February, 2011 by BoF Team BoF Daily Digest | Fashion flocks to Tumblr, Arora at Paco Rabanne, Barneys' talks change, Arnault's olive branch, Lunch with Massenet http://www.vimeo.com/17599877 McQ video, posted on Vimeo, shared on Tumblr | Source: McQ Why Fashion's Top Brands...

PPR Chief to Run Gucci Himself (NY Times) "The French luxury magnate François-Henri Pinault said... he would personally take charge of Gucci Group as he reorganizes its parent company to focus on the most profitable businesses. Robert Polet, who has headed Gucci since 2004, will be stepping...

" Galliano counter-sues over racist allegations (FT) "John Galliano is counter-suing a couple for defamation after they claimed he hurled anti-Semitic and racist slurs at them at a café in Paris, resulting in his suspension as head designer of Dior Couture, part of LVMH, the luxury goods...

we're thinking about this all wrong – this being the now-shrunk-to-three-days-with-only-six-full-fledged-couture-brands couture shows. It's possible we're asking the wrong questions. It's possible that, instead of perennially rending our garments and plunging into the long tunnel of debate...

 

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