SHANGHAI, China — For decades, made-in-Asia luxury has been shorthand for “fake.” Now, companies from South Korean bag maker Couronne to Malaysian dressmaker Farah Khan are making a case for homegrown chic. Couronne, Khan and brands such as Woo, a Shanghai-based producer of silk scarves, are winning clients with products that can rival goods made in Europe. Their growing popularity, amid slowing sales at Louis Vuitton and other European brands, shows how demand is changing in Asia, with consumers favoring fresh designs over ubiquitous logos. The trend may lead to more acquisitions in the region as companies such as LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA and PPR SA seek to boost growth. “Luxury brands of the 21st Century can come out…
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
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.
Why did PPR, a globally renowned luxury group with years of heritage, rebrand itself as Kering and hire French fashion blogger Garance Doré to tell its story? BoF investigates.
MILAN, Italy — Luxury goods group LVMH is said to have made an offer for Pomellato, adding suspense to the protracted battle to acquire the Milan-based jeweller, which has been seeking capital since 2011.