Dubai’s new draw, Hermès rises, Online recipes, Collette Dinnigan prize, Who’s that girl?

Dior store Dubai UAE | Source: CPP Luxury

Dubai Finesses Ease of Luxury Shopping for Chinese (NY Times)
“Chinese shoppers, rare birds not long ago, are flocking to Dubai’s malls. Up to 25 percent of luxury goods sold in Mall of the Emirates are purchased by Chinese tourists… ‘So now, it’s about how we market to them,’ Mr. Malas said. ‘For example, many stores are hiring Chinese speakers dedicated to these consumers.’ Dior had two Chinese sales assistants in its shoe section on a slow Wednesday afternoon in Mall of the Emirates.”

Hermès Q1 sales rise as Asia strong (Reuters)
“French luxury goods company Hermès said first-quarter sales rose 17.6 percent at constant exchange rates to 776.9 million euros ($1.02 billion) on strong growth in Asia and in Europe outside of France.”

Three Online Brands Offer Their Recipes For Success In The Digital Space (IBT)
“Still, for all the good news and extraordinary success stories, fashion is an industry filled with disappointment and failure. Many of the most energetic and even creative designers find themselves scurrying for cash – and often out of business well before they should be.”

Collette Dinnigan to collect award as rebel resorts to teddy (The Australian)
“Collette Dinnigan will take a bow at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, but it won’t be at the end of the runway. The designer will accept the fifth annual Fashion Laureate Award, past recipients of which include Easton Pearson and Carla Zampatti.”

Who’s that girl? Caroline Issa (Telegraph)
“If Chanel made management consultants, they would look like Issa. Born in Montreal to a Chinese mother and a half-Lebanese, half-Iranian father, she combines brains with a very multi-cultural beauty.”