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McKinsey: Fine jewellery to see growth of 8-12% in next 5 years

McKinsey: Fine jewellery to see growth of 8-12% in next 5 years

McKinsey’s latest market report provides an overview of the fine jewellery and premium and ultra-luxury watches sectors, analysing the changes that will shape these markets over the next five years.
Luxury
Pyer Moss celebrates Black inventors in couture show

Pyer Moss celebrates Black inventors in couture show

The New York-based fashion brand led by Kerby Jean-Raymond hit the runway on Saturday, becoming the first Black designer to officially show on the couture schedule.
Luxury
Paul Smith swings to loss as Covid dents sales

Paul Smith swings to loss as Covid dents sales

Paul Smith Group Holdings, the company that owns the Paul Smith trademarks, has filed its annual results for the year to June 30 2020 and said that the final quarter of that year was hit hard by the pandemic.
Luxury
Fossil Group boosts digital transformation with new executive hire

Fossil Group boosts digital transformation with new executive hire

As the Richardson, Texas-based accessories company continues its digital transformation, it has announced the appointment of Holly Briedis as executive vice president and chief digital officer.
Luxury
Swatch Group returns to profit as sales jump

Swatch Group returns to profit as sales jump

Swatch Group returned to profit in the first six months of 2021 and its sales jumped more than 50% as demand recovered from the low point of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Swiss watchmaker said on Monday.
Luxury
Net-A-Porter/Mr Porter enter US pre-owned watch market with Watchfinder

Net-A-Porter/Mr Porter enter US pre-owned watch market with Watchfinder

Building on its “long-term commitment to ensure more sustainable and circular practices”, Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have entered the pre-owned luxury watches market with Watchfinder & Co for the US market.
Luxury
Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

​Hermès reopened its via Montenapoleone store in Milan on July 9 and said it starts a “a new chapter in the history that has linked Italy to the French house since 1987”.
Luxury
Watches of Switzerland plans EU entry, US leadership and UK growth

Watches of Switzerland plans EU entry, US leadership and UK growth

​Watches of Switzerland issued an ambitious strategy update on Thursday and aims to accelerate its growth by strengthening its UK luxury watch leadership, as well as becoming market leader in the US and entering the EU.
Luxury
Dior CEO Pietro Beccari on pop-ups; collabs and brand desirability

Dior CEO Pietro Beccari on pop-ups; collabs and brand desirability

Few management jobs anywhere are more high profile that being CEO of Christian Dior. The brand is a sacred institution in France, and quite probably the most famous French name of all time.
Luxury
Kingham exits Matchesfashion, won't be replaced

Kingham exits Matchesfashion, won't be replaced

​Matchesfashion has lost its global fashion director with Natalie Kingham having left the business, despite only recently being promoted to the role. She’s pursuing new opportunities.
Luxury
Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
Fashion
Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

​Luxury group Mulberry said on Tuesday that its wholly owned French subsidiary is to end the lease of its store at 275 Rue Saint Honoré and exit the property early.
Luxury
Walpole launches film series to support British luxury and creativity

Walpole launches film series to support British luxury and creativity

​With 80% of its the UK’s luxury products being destined for export, the body representing many British luxury firms — Walpole — has launched a new campaign to promote the segment on the world stage.
Luxury
AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
Fashion
Versace and McQueen bosses among tips for Burberry top job

Versace and McQueen bosses among tips for Burberry top job

​Widespread speculation about who might take over from outgoing Marco Gobbetti at Burberry has offered up the names Jonathan Akeroyd, Emmanuel Gintzburger and Alessandro Bogliolo.
Luxury
Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

There is a great debate in fashion. Will women want elegance and sophistication when the pandemic eventually ends or will their biggest needs just be ease and comfort? Ian Griffiths of Max Mara, believes in the former.
Fashion