Richemont’s earnings leap, Zegna’s future rests in Asia, Tod’s profit up, Dior’s fashion film play, JF&Son world view

Vacheron Constantin Timepiece detail | Source: Vacheron Constantin

Richemont’s Earnings Rise 88 percent (Reuters) “Cartier watchmaker Richemont said strong demand for pricey timepieces in Asia and the Americas boosted first-half profit, which beat expectations, adding the brisk pace of growth continued in October.” Ermenegildo Zegna: Fashionably Alive (The Economist) “Zegna has not been left unscathed by globalisation, an economic downturn and the capriciousness of fashion:

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Wintour calls for French fashion support, Seeking value, Luxottica optimism, Dior looks back, Help for Haiti

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2010 | Source: Telegraph

Wintour Calls for French Fashion Stimulus (WSJ) “In between fashion shows Monday, Anna Wintour, the influential editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, told French officials that the country doesn’t do enough to support its fashion sector… Ms. Wintour encouraged the French government to provide more backing for young designers.” Luxottica Q4 sales down, optimistic on 2010 (Reuters) “Luxottica, the

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Cyber Monday success, UK clothing sales drop, Haute Couture’s future, Lynch for Dior, Vente-Privée and Gilt Groupe

www.vente-privee.com | Source: Vente-Privée

Cyber Monday: busiest online shopping day ever (Telegraph) “In recent years the first Monday of December has become the busiest day for online shopping, with consumers scouting for the best deals over the weekend before making their decision on the Monday. Between the hours of 1pm and 2pm alone, Brits spent a combined total of £33 million, a year-on-year increase of 21 percent.” Clothing sales hit in November (Drapers)

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The House of Dior, Wintour’s fashion reboot, Brands turn to China, Celebrity 2.0, Rachel Zoe’s brand building

The House Dior Built (Wall Street Journal) “After the stock market crash in 1929, a Frenchman lamented that his dream of being an architect would never be fulfilled; his family fortune was devastated. But by 1947 he had built an institution that would affect design for decades to come: The House of Dior.” Fashion faces its coldest Wintour (Telegraph) “Can The September Issue, a hotly-tipped fly-on-the-wall

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H&M gains, Dior releases trailer, Esprit opens new stores, LV exhibit to open in HK, De La Renta looks to the Gulf

H&M S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy of H&M

H&M’s 8% April Comparable Sales Gain Breaks Trend (WSJ) “Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB Friday said April sales in comparable stores rose for the first time since July, indicating that it may be recovering from the global trend of consumers reining in spending amid the economic slowdown.” Dior Jumps on the Viral-Video Bandwagon (NYMag.com) “The House of Dior will release a short film on May 20,

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