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Is luxury recession-proof? Sales in China could be a sign of what’s to come
Major luxury players such as LVMH and Kering have remained largely unscathed by inflation and fears of a looming recess...
Nov 7, 2022
Analysis: What happened to Yeezy?
After achieving success early on, Yeezy became a major profit driver for Adidas and provided competition to the Nike Jor...
Sep 26, 2022
Why cryptocurrency crashes are tanking luxury watch prices
Collectable watches have been a darling of the Bitcoin faithful. But with digital currencies plummeting, those timepiece...
Sep 8, 2022
The collapse and rebirth of UK fashion giant Missguided
An extensive, trendy collection and a large cohort of young fans weren’t enough to help the e-tailer overcome its proble...
Aug 29, 2022
We’re all in a Barbie world: The rise of Barbiecore
Blonde, blown-out hair, girly glitter and a relentless onslaught of pink have hit the worlds of fashion, design, and eve...
Aug 8, 2022
History takes bows, amid new rows, at Haute Couture Fashion Week
Tributes to the past were prominent in the industry’s most exclusive new collections, but some brand-new controversies d...
Jul 28, 2022
Analysis: K-Beauty is in need of a major makeover
An import ban, changing skincare habits and, yes, the pandemic, have brought hard times to the once booming K-beauty sec...
Jul 5, 2022
Inside the rise of activewear in China
Several Asian nations have witnessed a wellbeing craze and, as a result, a boom in activewear; Chinese brands lead the w...
Jun 21, 2022
China stitches up Western apparel makers for quality issues
Fines and greater scrutiny of brands like Lululemon and Bally by the Chinese government are turning its citizens’ focus...
May 30, 2022
Starbucks, Amazon and Gucci: Retail embraces crypto, but it’s not easy
NFTs are so last year. Brands’ latest use of blockchain technology is full integration of cryptocurrency payments and se...
May 17, 2022
How the West got lost: Chinese shun foreign brands
Major Western brands such as Nike and H&M have fallen on hard times in China recently or even left altogether. Experts c...
Apr 26, 2022
Can anything take the Shein of China’s e-commerce titan?
Nanjing-based Shein has found rapid success through social-media dominance and a clever business model. Now it takes on ...
Apr 1, 2022
Armour emerges as Paris Fashion Week goes on in war time
Global events made their presence felt, but didn’t dominate, as the fashion mecca’s big event produced viral moments, tr...
Mar 14, 2022
Emerging talents shine brightly at London Fashion Week as mega brands stay away
Exciting new names and one much-anticipated return to the spotlight filled this year’s event with freshness, glamour, an...
Mar 1, 2022
Analysis: How LVMH price hikes will reverberate throughout luxury
The conglomerate has raised prices at Louis Vuitton and other brands in its stable, positioning itself for better margin...
Feb 22, 2022
How beauty brand Glossier went from social media darling to social outcast
The fall from grace of the Millennial favourite is a warning to all retailers: When your commitment to your brand’s stat...
Feb 8, 2022
The bold and the virtual: Beauty trends for 2022
Elaborate makeup inspired by TV shows, hair treatments for the scalp, AI colour matching, and celebrity-led brands are a...
Jan 24, 2022
Analysis: Here’s the impact of Chanel’s latest price hike on the luxury industry
Last month, the iconic French luxury house increased the prices of its signature products, its fourth since 2019.
Jan 10, 2022
Why luxury brands are bowing down to resale
Luxury brands like LVMH are reselling deadstock material at nearly 70 per cent off the original wholesale price.
Dec 20, 2021
Analysis: Why Asia is finally embracing plus-size fashion
The pressure to conform to regular beauty standards is intense anywhere but especially within Asian cultures.
Dec 13, 2021