Week in Review | François-Henri Pinault CEO Talk, Etienne Russo, The Man Repeller, Luxury Index falls

Week in Review July 30- August 3

BoF Exclusive | François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PPR (CEO Talk)
“On the day of the official announcement of a major joint-venture between PPR and YOOX Group, BoF’s Imran Amed speaks to PPR chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault for a global exclusive interview on how the new partnership fits into Mr Pinault’s digital vision for PPR.”

Etienne Russo, Fashion Show Producer (The Creative Class)
“‘I’ve never had to knock on clients’ doors for a job, thank God!’ says Etienne Russo, knocking on the wooden table in front of him. But what might be construed as overconfidence is simply proof of an incredible success story.”

The Business of Blogging | The Man Repeller (Fashion 2.0)
“In April of 2010, Leandra Medine, then a 21-year-old journalism student living with her parents on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, launched a blog with a novel and quirky concept: The Man Repeller.”

Same Story, Different Month (Market Pulse)
“The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) inched up 1.0 percent in June, relative to an uplift of 2.8 percent in the benchmark MSCI World Index (“MSCI”).  Newsflow from China continued to worry investors and sector results, although strong, did show signs of a slowdown in growth over the last few months.”

The Oracle of Girl World (NY Times)
“By the time Teen Vogue named her ‘the luckiest 13-year-old on the planet,’ in 2009, Ms. Gevinson had appeared on the covers of Pop and Love magazines and starred in a video for Rodarte’s Target line. Later, she was profiled by both The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.”

Coach Droops As Kors Grabs Handbag Customers In Slowdown: Retail (Bloomberg)
“The largest U.S. maker of luxury leather goods is facing rising competition from companies, such as Michael Kors Holdings Ltd, piling into the lucrative handbag category that Coach has dominated for more than a decade.”

A Hard Spill in Designer Shoes (NY Times)
“Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison couldn’t take a wrong step in their climb from Fashion Institute of Technology students to fashion-world darlings… Just over a year ago, she and Ms. Morrison were fired from the company they had created, and now they find themselves watching from the sidelines as the retooled brand is presented at this week’s New York Shoe Expo without them.”