Daily Digest

7 April, 2013

Back in the Saddle: Equestrian-Inspired Fashion

Charlotte Casiraghi for Gucci | Source: Gucci

“Labels built on steadfastly horsey connections, from Hermès and Gucci to heritage British brands Swaine Adeney Brigg, Hunter and Tanner Krolle, are experiencing a sudden rise in sales, particularly in Asia and the Middle East, where authenticity and provenance are prized. As a result, equestrian classicism is back on the style radar.”

Fashion Industry ‘Comes of Age’ in India

Gaurav Gupta | Source: BBC

“Top Indian designers have been showcasing their collections at recent fashion weeks in Delhi and Mumbai, with high fashion in demand as never before. A growing section of the population is young, rich and not shy about flaunting their wealth and beauty. But what are fashion designers doing to reach out to them?”

What’s Prada’s Secret?

Wool and fur at Prada A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

“The rest of the luxury world may be quailing in the face of an Asian slowdown. Cassandras may be crying doom as the new Chinese political regime cracks down on bribery and obvious bling. Europe, especially Italy, may be seeing flat or no growth. But you’d never know it to look at the Prada Group’s results.”