Jean-Marc Loubier of First Heritage Brands on Bridging East and West

Jean-Marc Loubier | Source: Courtesy

Divia Harilela sits down with Jean-Marc Loubier, chief executive of First Heritage Brands, an investment arm of the Fung Group which owns Robert Clergerie, Delvaux and Sonia Rykiel, to talk about his global investment strategy.

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Emotion in Paris, Mall kids at Kenzo, Hermès in demand, Fung Brands expands, 30 years of Mario Testino

L-R Céline, Comme des Garçons, Haider Ackermann | Source: Style.com

On Paris Catwalks, Emotion Recollected in Tranquility (IHT) “The post-power woman — purposeful but never aggressive — dug to the depths of women’s desires at Céline on Sunday. You could tell that the designer Phoebe Philo had put much of herself in the spring/summer 2012 collection because she was shaking with emotion backstage. ‘Strength and womanhood, effortless and beautiful,’ Ms. Philo said to sum up a

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Making China tick, Alaïa’s original spirit, Mouret for Clergerie, Making sense of Premium jeans, The new Tavi?

Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition, National Museum of China photographed by Luc Castel | Source: Louis Vuitton

The mystery of the Chinese consumer (Economist) “After decades of deprivation and conformism, Chinese consumers regard expensive consumer goods as trophies of success… The owner of a gleaming new BMW will drive around for half an hour to avoid a 50 cent parking fee. And she will hesitate to spend much on interior decoration, because only her family sees the inside of her flat.” Alaïa Opens Up His Universe (IHT)

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