What’s stopping luxury goods groups in China moving from bricks to clicks? Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pedestrians walk past a Christian Dior SA store on Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong.
However, it appears luxury e-commerce isn't advancing at the same rate as mass-market brands, Chesterfield explains. Tiffany Turns to the Bright, Young Things. NEW YORK, United States — One part wealthy tourists, one part Wall Street grooms-to-be: That simple alchemy has long been Tiffany & Co.’s business model, but it has not worked that well of late.
So Tiffany has turned to the bright, young things. These days, they eat cronuts, not crullers, and they ogle Snapchat, not store windows. But contemporary Holly Golightlys are out there. Tiffany just hopes they still pine for baubles and bling — not just stacking rings from Catbird. In late July, Tiffany launched a Snapchat filter in concert with a new line of jewellery and a social media campaign tagged #lovenotlike. Meet the Mastermind Behind Adidas' Biggest Sneakers. There are few sectors of the economy that offer as wide and interesting a range of career opportunities as fashion.
Role Call highlights some of the industry’s most interesting jobs and the talented people who do them. For more information about fashion industry roles like this and others, visit BoF Careers. HERZOGENAURACH, Germany — Nic Galway is the man responsible for some of Adidas’ best known sneakers, from the reissue of iconic models like the Superstars and the Gazelles to the launch of Kanye West's Yeezy Boost 350s. Along the way, he has helped to firmly plant Adidas Originals at the intersection of heritage, culture and innovation. Galway, who has a background in industrial and automotive design, joined Adidas in 1999.
BoF: Please describe your current role. As vice president of global design for Adidas Originals, I overlook all aspects of creativity for the brand, leading teams both here at headquarters in Germany, and around the world. BoF: What attracted you to the role? Gucci Among World’s Hottest Fashion Brands, While Prada Cools. LONDON, United Kingdom — Gucci has been named one of the “hottest” luxury brands, while Prada and Giorgio Armani are “cooling” fast, according to a new report by Exane BNP Paribas.
The financial services firm assessed the “brand temperature” of luxury companies, based on the ratio between the editorial coverage they receive in print magazines, and their print advertising spend. Brands are ranked as “hot” if magazines give them more editorial space than their advertising spend should warrant, meaning they have more editorial coverage than print magazine advertisements — reflecting a “hot” level of appeal and desirability — whereas brands that fall below this ratio are “cold.” Gucci’s editorial value was up more than 15 percent for the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year.
Louis Vuitton and Chanel both also ranked as “hot,” but their editorial value grew at a lower rate of between 0 and 15 percent, despite a high print advertising spend. Source: BoF. Who is the Tom Ford Customer? CORRECTED-Yoox-Net-a-Porter H1 sales rise 16 pct. Dior in first with luxury WeChat handbags - Business. Beauty and the Geek. Despite the obvious parallels, however, most cosmetics brands have, for a long time, steadily ignored the sizeable crossover of women who happen to love both comic book culture (which now includes video games, TV shows, and films) and make-up.
"A lot of people have a negative, pre-conceived notion of the word ‘geek’ or ‘nerd,’" explained Dena Rees, founder of indie beauty brand AFK Cosmetics, during a panel titled "Inside the World of Geek Cosmetics" at San Diego Comic-Con last week. "And they assume that it’s somebody who doesn’t put effort into the way that they look or doesn’t care. And that’s not how it is. " "That’s not how it is at all," chimed in fellow panellist Anya Kaiser, a Doctor Who fan and founder of Lucky 13 Lacquer. Fortunately, it’s finally starting to change. Covergirl's Star Wars collection in Mystic. In the last 12 months alone a whole host of cosmetics companies have been jumping into the geek beauty market, albeit prompted mainly by tie-ins to big budget blockbusters.
When Kanye's Just Not Enough - Bloomberg Gadfly. So Kanye West wants to work with Ikea.
The Swedish furnishing store hasn't jumped at the offer so far. But judging by the performance of Adidas, which already collaborates with the rapper, perhaps it should. Adidas has got its groove back, after years of losing share to Nike and battling nimbler upstarts such as Under Armour. On Thursday, it reported a massive 26 percent rise in North American sales in the second quarter, building on last week's boost to its full-year sales and profit guidance.
Of course, Kanye isn’t solely responsible for the success. Catching up with the profitability of Nike and Under Armour has been a key strategic goal. Running to Catch Up Adidas has started to close the gap on Nike's operating margin, but still has further to go.