In the News: In wellness, ‘transformative’ is the new ‘experiential’

IN THE NEWS

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In wellness, ‘transformative’ is the new ‘experiential’

When it comes to luxury and wellness travel, those overly used descriptors, “authentic” and “experiential” are so, well, last year. The new “it” trend for 2018, according to the Global Wellness Summit’s annual Global Wellness Trends Report, is “transformative.” What exactly does that mean?

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What’s the difference between clean and natural beauty products?

Photo: Leonori / Shutterstock All-natural, organic, and eco-friendly products are more mainstream than ever. But with all the various health-conscious terms out there, finding the items that best suit your needs (and ethics) can get a little confusing. That’s especially true when it comes to clean and natural beauty.

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Body positivity still far away for many plus-size women in Asia

Japanese singer and comedienne Naomi Watanabe’s example is helping the nascent body positivity movement for women in Asia, but it still has a long way to go to counter Asian expectations of women that they be slim

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Millennials Desire High-End Goods, but Choose to Purchase Luxury Brands Secondhand

Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Loan Companies, comprised of upscale pawn brokerages located in Beverly Hills, and , has found that millennials continue to prize iconic luxury brands despite all reports to the contrary.

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Less selection will define retail in 2018

Less selection and higher quality are emerging as differentiators for smaller brands entering a crowded retail market that has many consumers seeking a curated product offering that cuts through the “paradox of choice,” according to research from Canadian retail tech firm Hubba, which connects retailers with brands.

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Travel Like You Give A Damn: 8 Eco-Friendly Destinations Calling Your Name

It’s enticing: hair in the wind and legs dangling in the air on a huge dreamy swing in the lush jungle, sulfur-covered faces in a steamy (yet overcrowded) natural spring, and hot-air balloons populating the sky at dusk above a gorgeous spread of food.

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Luxury in the age of digital Darwinism

To survive and prosper, luxury players need to enhance the customer experience and transform their businesses for the digital era. The trajectory of digital in luxury has come into sharper focus. Digital is a critical source of growth and a powerful way to increase brand equity.

INNOVATION

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Meet Fashion’s First Computer-Generated Influencer

LOS ANGELES, United States – Miquela Sousa, better known by her Instagram handle @lilmiquela, appears to be your run-of-the-mill influencer. The 19-year-old, Los Angeles-based, Brazilian/Spanish model and musician fills her Instagram feed with an endless stream of “outfit-of-the-day” shots, featuring Chanel, Proenza Schouler, Supreme, Vetements and Vans.

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Retail spending on AI to reach $7.3B by 2022

Global retail spending on artificial intelligence will grow to $7.3 billion per year by 2022, up from an estimated $2 billion in 2018, according a study from Juniper Research. In coming years, retailers will spend heavily on AI tools that will enable them to differentiate and improve the services they offer customers.

POSITIVE LUXURY BRANDS AS SEEN IN…

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Ethical Fashion Brands You’ll Love To Wear feat. Dagny

Green is the new black, people, because ethical fashion is higher than ever on the agenda for brands across the board from luxury, to high street – though shout out to Stella McCartney for pioneering the movement.

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9 of the best places to take a luxury eco-friendly break, feat. Song Saa Resort

Whether you wish a cosy staycation or aspire to venture a little further afield, a trip away to while away the winter blues is just the thing to refresh and revitalise before the long-awaited new season arrives.

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At last! You can look fab and save the planet, feat. Beulah London

Meghan Markle is already having a Princess Diana-like influence on fashion, and the royal bride-to-be is helping eco-conscious brands become mainstream.

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11 New York Designers Discuss Making Fashion in an Era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, including Gabriela Hearst

Fashion can be a conversation starter, and often, as it was during the Globes, it’s the simplest clothes that pave the way for constructive dialogue. But now that the award show blackout has passed, where does that dialogue within the fashion industry go from here?

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25 invigorating fitness holidays to transform your 2018 feat. Wildfitness

If you haven’t addressed your ability to maintain that early January motivation, you probably won’t succeed. Which is where a fitness holiday could help.

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Editor’s Picks: 5 eco-luxe labels feat. Oshadi

Hannah Hughes, contributing fashion editor for The Daily Mail,chooses her top 5 best ethical buys. See the Oshadi dress that made the list.

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