In the News: Supply chain is becoming part of luxury designer’s branding strategies
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America is encouraging its vast network of designers to bring their supply chains out of the shadows. CFDA president Steven Kolb said that over the past decade, two issues have emerged that have given designers unprecedented shifts in customer behavior to grapple with: A faster production cycle that’s in line with customer behavior and a growing emphasis on sustainability in fashion.
Frank Bainimarama, the prime minister of Fiji, has emerged as the COP23 spokesperson, and the fact that his community is already feeling the effects of a warming world is fueling his fire. Of the 10 million inhabitants of the Pacific Islands, the London School of Economics estimates that up to 1.7 million could be displaced by climate change by 2050.
Many of us daydream of leading luxurious lifestyles, but what exactly is a life of luxury? The Drum Network gathers a panel of experts to ask just that, and to find out whether brands really can hit their sales targets while epitomising luxury and remaining tantalisingly out of reach.
Gucci, Faustine Steinmetz and Yoox Net-A-Porter are among the brands named as winners of Peta’s 2017 Fashion Awards. The animal rights organisation celebrates each year the biggest moments, innovations and fashion brands which contributed to making the world kinder for animals and the environment.
While dream vacations have traditionally been set in sun-soaked, waterfront destinations, the uncharted territory of chillier climes like Iceland, Antarctica and the Arctic will become increasingly enticing for the world’s wealthiest travelers. Cold, wintry travel destinations top the charts in a forecast from luxury travel network Virtuoso, which identifies five travel trends predicted to dominate 2018 among its affluent clientele.
In the wake of Italian fashion leader’s decision to stop using fur from 2018, we take a closer look at the thriving fur industry in Hong Kong and China, and the alternatives offered by designers
For too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to economic growth. But global trends are showing that this is no longer the case.
Banking giant HSBC has pledged US$100 billion (£76 billion) to “fight climate change”, to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years. It also commits to increasing its own use of renewable energy and to reducing its funding of coal projects.
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When it comes to Maldives (CNN) – travel, you have to try pretty hard to have a bad vacation. Made up of more than 1,000 islands that sit in 26 reef-framed atolls, this tiny nation’s waters of seemingly infinite shades of blue and green slide into patches of white sands and dark corals.
Who does not enjoy a good drink? We certainly do, and today the good folks over at Belvedere Vodka are back with something special. Today we get our first look at The Belvedere Vodka x (RED) Special Edition 2017. Belvedere vodka has released their latest collaboration, with long-standing charity partner (RED), on another limited edition bottle.
LONDON, United Kingdom – , Pucci, Armani, Versace – list a few of the world-famous brands that Italy has produced and, while sounding like a song, you are reminded just how much the country contributes to global fashion and luxury. The southern European state has nine brands that report over €1 billion in revenue.
We all know Kate Bosworth is one stylish lady. The actress regularly stuns on the red carpet in numerous dreamy gowns by Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu and Diane von Furstenberg. However, what you may not know is that her off-duty style is equally as impeccable, with the star constantly serving up effortlessly cool looks.