Dame Vivienne, DailyCandy secrets, Luxury bubble, Cucinelli rises, John Skelton’s philosophy

Vivienne Westwood by Craig McDean | Source: Interview

Vivienne Westwood by Tim Blanks (Interview)
“Vivienne Westwood has a request. Before we start our conversation, she wants to get on her soapbox about climate change, the issue that consumes as many of her waking thoughts as the fashion career that has brought her notoriety, adulation, and the title of Dame of the British Empire.”

DailyCandy’s Secrets to Sweet Success (Forbes)
“Since the company’s birth in 2000, DailyCandy has been vital in helping many small businesses gain recognition through features and mentions on one of their media portals.”

Is the Luxury Bubble About to Burst? (WSJ)
“Evidence is mounting that the Asia-driven luxury engine could be starting to splutter. Recent earnings results from Burberry and LVMH suggest that emerging markets are feeling the impact of a global slowdown. Dow Jones’s Peter Evans discusses.”

Brunello Cucinelli First-Half Revenue up Globally, Down in Italy (WSJ)
Brunello Cucinelli Thursday posted a 16.1% increase in preliminary first-half net revenue compared with the final first-half figure a year earlier. The Italian luxury apparel maker’s revenue increased in most geographical areas, apart from Italy where it posted a 3% decline.”

Insiders | John Skelton, LN-CC (AnOther)
“Their buying philosophy is neatly summed up by Skelton, ‘If we see something that’s new and we like it, we’ll take it. I don’t ever want to see a reinterpretation of anything, it doesn’t interest me. We buy very much on the front foot and that’s the way we have and always will buy.’”