Rupert helms Richemont, The new front row, Tom Ford’s focus, Prada pushes boundaries, Pratap weaves magic

Johann Rupert, CEO Richemont Group | Source: Connectingwatches

Johann Rupert, CEO Richemont Group | Source: Connectingwatches

Rupert ready to resume the helm at Richemont (FT)
“Johann Rupert said yesterday that he would retake the helm as chief executive of Richemont from April, indicating that the world’s second-largest luxury goods group still expected storms ahead.”

Style bloggers take centre stage (FT)
“Also on the front row… sits a slender, less familiar figure dressed in grey T-shirt, jewelled necklace and tuxedo jacket. Meet Bryan Grey-Yambao, known as Bryanboy to the 215,000 unique users who visit his eponymous blog each day (British Vogue magazine, by comparison, sells just over 200,000 copies a month.)”

Tom Ford’s new focus (The National)
“From his single-handed revitalisation of Gucci to his innovative approach to the aesthetics of cinema, Tom Ford is a man of many accomplishments. However, his greatest achievement may be a much more personal reinvention.”

One step ahead: Prada the world’s most influential fashion label (Independent)
“From simple nylon rucksacks to willfully challenging shoes, one label has always been at fashion’s cutting edge. And that’s to say nothing of the yachts, architecture, art patronage…”

Fashion forward (Business Standard)
“For Singh, fashion is a minuscule part of a larger, more dynamic, and meaningful, world of design. He says, ‘I want to do products that are the very best. I want to achieve quality that one can say is great.’”