A Couture Stage Beyond Paris: Destiny, Dream or Delusion?

Chinese couturier Guo Pei at Asian Couture Week in Singapore, October 2013 | Source: Asian Couture Week

As fashion’s centre of gravity moves steadily south and east, driven by the changing global distribution of both wealth and fashion creativity, Paris’ monopoly on the dazzling couture trade is being challenged by a handful of new overseas events with their own ideas about couture.

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Chinese buy $50b abroad, Hindmarch profits soar, Puma plays catch-up, Couture in Singapore, Fresh kicks

Gucci bag | Source: l2thinktank

Taxing luxury goods becomes a hot issue (China Daily) “International luxury brands competing to expand their presence in China have to face the fact that Chinese consumers prefer to buy premium goods abroad instead of domestically.  The World Luxury Association released a report revealing the Chinese spent nearly $50 billion in Europe, four times what they spent on luxury goods in 2010 on the Chinese mainland.” Anya

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