24 avril 2015

What’s behind Gucci’s dive and Saint Laurent’s rise?

When the global fashion group Kering released its first-quarter earnings report (pdf) on April 21, it offered investors good news and bad news. The bad news was that sales of Gucci, its star brand, were down 7.9%, making it Gucci’s worst quarterly performance in years. The good news was that sales at another fashion house it owns, Saint Laurent, were up an impressive 21.2%. A variety of factors hurt Gucci, including a slowdown in luxury-hungry China and a deliberate drawback of its wholesale business. But as Saint Laurent and brands... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Couture Reveals Its Lighter Side at the Paris Fashion Shows

These qualities were apparent at Chanel and Dior. Raf Simons held the Dior show in a small space, giving the audience an up-close view of delicate embroidery on sheer, cloudlike fabrics. “I wanted to play with several references from the past and also how I see things in the future,” he said. “I wanted clothes that were not only for the red carpet but also to wear and enjoy.” Many of his shapes were elegantly simple. And you can see how he dipped into the New Look, as well as the liberated ’60s, using embroidered cutouts to evoke... [Lire la suite]
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