Luxury
How rapid change is reshaping the tradition-soaked luxury sector in Europe and beyond.
Highlights

Thom Browne: The Five Hundred Million Dollar Man

Twenty years ago, people laughed at him in his shrunken grey suit. Now he’s showing haute couture in Paris, publishing a weighty monograph on his career, and chairing the CFDA. Who’s laughing now?


How Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli Harnesses the Power of Colour

The designer has made deft experimentation with colour a hallmark of his aesthetic at the Roman house. Previously known for its signature red, Valentino has expanded its palette under Piccioli — from blistering magenta to dusty electric blues — turning the use of colour into a powerful brand signifier in the process.


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THE NEWS IN BRIEF

LVMH Deepens Partnership with Alibaba

The world’s largest luxury group is aiming to boost its digital presence in China, where demand has been hit by a property crisis and high youth unemployment.


At.Kollektive Rebrands, Names New Collaborators

Craig Green, Ottolinger and Louis Gabriel Nouchi have been tapped to design for the fifth edition of the project by Netherlands-based tannery Ecco Leather, now known as Ecco.Kollektive.