Longchamp’s journey, Nordstrom profit up, Richemont co-CEO’s, ASVOFF, Hi-tech Hermès

Longchamp: A long way from pipes in Paris (Independent)
“Longchamp’s signature product is a handbag seen on the arms of hundreds of women everywhere from London to Sao Paulo and Singapore. Its Le Pliage foldable handbags launched in 1993 and the company still sells three million of them every year, helping to explain a recent 22 per cent growth in group sales. Despite its products being a common sight among the masses, Longchamp claims it isn’t out of place among Hong Kong’s ‘who’s who’ of top luxury names.”

Nordstrom profit up, top end of forecast range intact (Reuters)
Nordstrom Inc on Thursday reaffirmed the top end of its full-year sales and profit forecasts despite strong sales gains in the third quarter, and the high-end retailer’s shares fell 2.9 percent in after-market trading.”

Richemont names new co-CEOs as growth slows (Reuters)
Richemont  named Cartier chief Bernard Fornas and deputy chief executive Richard Lepeu as joint CEOs to navigate the luxury goods group through a period of slowing sales growth in its important Asian markets.”

Q&A: Diane Pernet’s Shaded View on Fashion Film (Dazed Digital)
“Founded by, A Shaded View on Fashion blogger and industry aficionado, Diane Pernet back in 2008, when the concept of fashion film existed solely for mega brands, as another appendage to their already sprawling global presence, and where only the daring and cutting edge would dare to tread un-commissioned.”

Mencyclopaedia: Hermès (Telegraph)
“From today, Selfridges in London plays host to a hi‑tech Hermès installation by a digital artist named Miguel Chevalier. This consists of two rooms whose walls ripple with the elegant, seemingly abstract patterns that also undulate across the company’s Heavy Twill tie collection”