Francois Henri Pinault: heritage and craftsmanship no longer enough for luxury

In an interview to Corriere della Serra / Economia, Francois Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering Group has spoken about his company’s development plans and the international market conditions. How is the luxury market really doing? Giorgio Armani said fashion is no longer at the top of people’s desires.  «The luxury market is undoubtedly going through a period of great change. While the key concepts used to be heritage and craftsmanship, today heritage and craftsmanship are merely two prerequisites of fashion: they are taken as given, but are not enough to [...]

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The booming development of Six Senses – an exclusive interview with CEO Neil Jacobs

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed exclusively Neil Jacobs,  the CEO of Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas How has your company performed in the first half of this year? It’s been a great year for Six Senses. We’ve seen steady growth in the first half of the year. Our mobile bookings are up by ten percent and website production continues to grow steadily. Rooms revenue and average rates have both increased beyond projections. Our resorts posted strong numbers in the first two quarters of the year and we expect to exceed [...]

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The future of Aman seen by COO Roland Fasel

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed, exclusively, Mr Roland Fasel, COO of Aman on the future of the legendary luxury hotel group. How has your company performed in the first half of this year?  We are pleased with performance for the first half of this year and have seen healthy occupancy across our resorts. Our Japan properties, Aman Tokyo and Amanemu, continue to perform brilliantly, encouraging us to seriously consider further projects in the country in the near future. Amangiri continues to enrapture our guests with its daring yet minimalist design, almost mirage-like [...]

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Tom Ford on the latest trends in fashion and his unique strategic approach

has never been a designer to shy away from contention which, in addition to his cinematic work and eye-catching campaigns, was most recently witnessed when he ditched the see-now, buy-now model he was one of the first to pioneer and announced his return to the New York Fashion Week schedule in September. But as much as it marks a return to his tried-and-tested way of showing (he revealed that the retail-to-runway model hindered valuable editorial coverage earlier this year), the designer told New York Magazine this week that we can expect his signatures to shine. [...]

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MatchesFashion.com’s Tom Chapman: Amazon’s missing the ‘magic’ of high-end fashion

Tom Chapman has experienced the evolution of fashion retail first-hand. He and his wife, Ruth, opened the London-based fashion retailer MatchesFashion.com, now a major player in luxury e-commerce, three decades ago. In 2016, MatchesFashion.com saw a 61 percent revenue growth year-over-year, reaching $265 million. (Farfetch did $800 million in gross sales, and Yoox Net-a-Porter Group pulled in $2.1 billion.) In August, MatchesFashion.com will launch a partnership with E-Contenta, an AI content distribution platform it discovered through the New York Fashion Tech Lab that will enable the personalization of its vast content. By the [...]

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