LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) lost 1.5 percent in April, underperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost two percentage points. Luxury spending in Europe has been hit by a drop in tourist demand, as well as price increases by brands seeking wider margins. The unusually cold weather, particularly in March, also contributed to weak demand for Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
While many other luxury brands reported slowing growth, Prada posted a remarkable net profit increase of 46 percent in the 2012 financial year. BoF examines the secret to the company’s success.
MILAN, Italy — Prada SpA, the Milan-based fashion goods maker, dropped the most in 18 months in Hong Kong trading after fourth-quarter earnings disappointed some analysts.
MILAN, Italy — Prada SpA, an Italian maker of $1,150 studded leather slippers, said it remains confident of succeeding in a challenging economic climate as a policy of cutting discounts helped profit beat analyst predictions.
Starring Lea Seydoux and co-directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Prada’s mini-trilogy for its Candy L’Eau fragrance proves that fashion films can be much more than the moving print campaigns that have come to typify the genre. If only there were more fashion films like these.
This season, the most successful fashion films broke away from the old template, embracing the unexpected plots, quirky music and bursts of humour that resonate with online audiences. Sit back, turn up your speakers and enjoy BoF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season.
The European luxury goods sector will continue to expand over the next five years at 6-7 percent, with the majority of growth driven by consumers from new markets, revealing just how dependent the sector has become on emerging economies.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) gained 2.7 percent in February, underperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by over one percentage point. The SLI lost ground at the beginning of the month following the questions raised on sector growth by LVMH’s annual results announcement. Big news • Most analysts felt that LVMH’s organic growth numbers for 2012 were a bit lower than expected. This, combined with Mr.
MILAN, Italy -- Pomellato SpA, the closely held jeweler whose trinkets have been worn by actress Tilda Swinton, has received expressions of interest from at least four luxury- goods makers, according to a person familiar with the situation.
MILAN, Italy — Today, BoF's trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Gucci, N21 by Alessandro Dell' Acqua, Max Mara, Fendi, Just Cavalli and Prada shows, held on the opening two days of Milan Fashion Week.
Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Prada SpA, an Italian maker of $1,150 studded leather slippers, reported a 29 percent increase in full-year sales, led by demand in Europe and Asia.
Revenue climbed to 3.3 billion euros ($4.4 billion) in the 12 months through January, the Milan-based company said today in a statement. The average of 28 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg was 3.31 billion euros. Excluding currency