Luxury growth slows, Artful fashion, Burberry fragrance in-house, DIY platform, Oliver Peoples

Louis Vuitton Shenzhen, China | Source: Richards Basmajian

Luxury goods to slow as Chinese spend less (FT)
“Growth in the luxury goods market will slow this year as Chinese consumers spend less at home and give fewer gifts as they await the imminent change in Beijing’s government, according to the consultancy Bain & Co.”

Artful Fashion Meets Fashionable Art at Fairs (IHT)
“As art fairs and festivals bring a cosmopolitan crowd to London and Paris, a different question comes to the fore: Is art now more fashionable than fashion?”

Burberry follows its nose by taking perfume division in-house (Telegraph)
“The beauty world will be watching closely over the next few months as fashion house Burberry takes what the analysts are describing as a ‘potentially costly’ move to bring its perfume business in-house.”

Fashion Veterans Build DIY Gamification Platform for Brands (Mashable)
“These days, the advertising landscape is much more fragmented. Brands aren’t developing just for TV, print and out-of-home; they’re also creating custom campaigns and content for a variety of online and mobile platforms, including their websites and blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Foursquare and more.”

You’ve Been Framed (WSJ)
“As the co-founder of Oliver Peoples, Larry Leight’s vision has shaped the image of some of Hollywood’s most stylish individuals and personas. Johnny Depp is a fan, as are Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Jay-Z, Madonna and Brad Pitt.”