LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) gained 1.6 percent in March, outperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by just half a percentage point. The SLI has been quite volatile over the month with the eurozone crisis and the US debt ceiling taking centre stage again.
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A poster-child of the supermodel era, which he helped construct, the career of fashion photographer Sante D’Orazio seemed to burn out prematurely as a result of the excesses and pressures of the times. But with a new show at Christie’s, D’Orazio is staging his comeback and cashing in on some of his iconic images.
What makes Los Angeles so appealing to a wave of young fashion brands? It’s not the local garment district but the city’s location outside the fashion industry bubble.
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