The House That Fashion Built

The Burj Khalifa, which houses the Armani Hotel Dubai | Source: Armani

Some of the world’s largest fashion brands are creating branded hotels and private residences as well as the homewares to fill them, tapping easy additional revenue streams and constructing powerful brand beacons in emerging markets.

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Market Pulse | A Boost in Confidence

Savigny Luxury Index February 2014 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) leapt by 6.7 percent this month, overperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost six percentage points, as luxury sector investors seem to have received the reassuring they needed from a number of positive signals, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Market Pulse | Cashing In

Savigny Luxury Index December 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

Uncertain expectations over Christmas trading amidst mixed retail signals led many institutional investors to take their profit before closing their books at year-end. Meanwhile, the travel retail channel continues to surge and M&A activity remains buoyant, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Market Pulse | Buying Designers Like It’s 1999

Savigny Luxury Index September 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Photo Diary | MFW, Days 3-4: Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli

Pucci S/S 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — As Milan Fashion Week continues, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde provides us with behind-the-scenes photos from the Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli and Emporio Armani shows.

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Versace Plans to Find Partner Before Year’s End, Says CEO

Versace A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — Versace expects to finalise a shortlist for buyers interested in a minority stake in the Italian fashion house by mid-October and decide on a partner by the end of 2013, chief executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris said on Friday.

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