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Saint Laurent Under Slimane: A Legacy?

Apr 05 2016

RUTH-BELL-SAINT-LAURENT-SS16-HERO


So it's now official. Hedi Slimane has left the once-fabled house of Saint Laurent. His replacement is a relatively unknown young Belgian designer by the name of Anthony Vaccarello.

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On Risks And Rewards: Erwin Olaf For Ruinart.

Mar 29 2016

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To anyone who observes the luxury industry even casually, it's fairly clear that while many brands talk a good game about innovation and risk-taking, a lot of it is just that, talk. Advertising and communication styles have become formulaic with brands relying largely on glossy images of famous people. It's all very pretty but rarely generates more than a blip on your radar.

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Art Above The Fragrance Counters?

Jan 27 2016

Ai Weiwei Bon Marche

I must admit, I was curious about the Ai Weiwei installation at Paris' Le Bon Marche but I had my doubts. Can serious, culturally relevant art co-exist with fragrance samples? Would the art of commerce overshadow or even cheapen the artist's message?

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You Call Yourself A "Luxury" Brand?

Oct 28 2015

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Better not drop that bag.


There is more to a luxury brand than merely a hefty price tag and a haughty attitude.

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Hung Up On The 90's Hedi?

Oct 07 2015

Saint Laurent:Spring Summer 2016

Didn't catch the recent Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week? Not to worry, I'll fill your in.

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Time To Move On?

Oct 06 2015

Celine Handbags

What makes a luxury accessory desirable? When does it stop being coveted and why?

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Introducing The Bag Formerly Known As A 'Birkin Croco'.

Jul 30 2015

Birkin Croco


Oh dear. Trouble in luxury land.

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Donna Karan Steps Down.

Jul 09 2015

Donna Karan:1992 In Women We Trust Campaign

I was sad to hear the news that designer Donna Karan would be stepping down as chief designer of the company she founded in 1984. I was even sadder to learn that her main line, Donna Karan New York, is being "suspended" while the lower priced DKNY will live on.

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Not Much Yves Left In This Saint Laurent.

Jun 08 2015

 Yves Saint Laurent ad:Elle UK mag

One of the first things Hedi Slimane did when he was named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent was to drop the "Yves" from the brand name. In hindsight, it was a very good decision, if not for the brand, then for the man who founded it.

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Looking Forward To Club eLuxe International Summit 2015.

May 28 2015

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One of the annual events I look forward to most each year is the Club eLuxe International Summit organized by Paris-based luxury consultants Luxe Corp.

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The Luxe Chronicles is a collection of interviews, profiles and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and occasionally, a rant on our celebrity obsessed culture and the dumbing down of our collective sense of style and esthetic.

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