His not hers (FT)
"It’s a man’s world where luxury goods are concerned. At least judging by recent moves from two of fashion’s biggest players: in November, PPR acquired Italian tailor Brioni and LVMH appointed Antoine Arnault to head up the expansion (including a move into ready-to-wear) of its men’s footwear label Berluti."
Executive Education in a Material world (FT)
"From fine wines and fast cars, to handbags and haute couture, insatiable consumer demand for luxury goods means that business is booming for the €185bn industry. As a result, specialist executive programmes that train managers for the sector are also on the rise, with several high-profile launches in recent years. The trend is not exclusive to international business schools, with companies and art colleges following suit."
Bloomberg to Launch Luxury Lifestyle Magazine (WWD)
"Users of the Bloomberg Terminal are among the richest demographic in the world, and advertisers will soon be able to reach them via a new luxury lifestyle magazine... Bloomberg Pursuits is a spin-off of Bloomberg Markets, the monthly business magazine that also goes to Terminal users."
Ode to Handsome (WSJ)
"The logo for Kirk Miller's debonair menswear label, Miller's Oath, is a pickax. Although this might seem suspiciously of-the-moment, given the number of designers currently mining Americana heritage, for the 33-year-old Minnesota native, the frontier-meets-luxe look is a natural fit."
Manolo Blahnik: Feet First (WSJ)
"Since he began his career in the early '70s, Manolo Blahnik has dominated the shoe world. And this season, with the demise of the heavy wedge and the return of the stiletto and mule, every woman worth her salt will be wearing his uniquely crafted designs."