In the News: Survival of the fittest in the luxury digital economy
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Much has been written about Darwin’s theory of natural selection, refuted in certain countries on religious grounds. Consulting firm McKinsey hasn’t yet investigated evolutionary theory, but has borrowed the principle put forward by Charles Darwin (1809-1882) to describe a situation whereby only those luxury brands that adapt to digital disruption will survive.
While wellness continues to be a vital aspect of luxury travel brands’ experiences, the face of the health movement has shifted. With affluent travelers’ interest in health and wellness becoming an important feature in selecting their next trip, high-end hospitality brands have been forced to embrace it.
SHANGHAI, China – As China ushered in the Year of the Dog with New Year celebrations, shoppers stepped up their spending, splashing out at retailers, restaurants and cinemas this year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Guided by its Sharing Beauty with All global sustainability program, beauty giant L’Oréal has revealed plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019 for all 21 of its US manufacturing and distribution facilities. At the heart of this strategy is the expansion of its diversified energy portfolio to include renewable natural gas (RNG) purchased from a new processing facility in Kentucky.
Riccardo Tisci has been appointed creative director of Burberry to replace Christopher Bailey, sending the company’s share price up more than five per cent. The designer was formerly creative director of French house Givenchy for more than a decade. Here he worked with Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s current chief executive, who was CEO of Givenchy between 2004 and 2008.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first female designer of Christian Dior, has a specific idea as to her role in the new wave of feminism. Fashion, she believes, represents the public face of femininity. “My job as a designer is to create the wardrobe for the image that women want to portray of themselves,” she said backstage at Musée Rodin, after a show which opened Paris fashion week.
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News media : Emotions – “a brand’s ability to spark an emotional connection with consumers” – will be key to the luxury sector in 2018 while the widest possible interpretation of sustainability is also crucial, a new report claims. (#952820)
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The Oscar’s red carpet this year was unusually cheery, optimistic and impassioned. This translated into some of the prettiest pink dresses in years, embellished superheroic fabulosity, and new takes on big-time grandeur. Serious dresses for spectacular times.
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The 2018 Oscars were much more colorful than the blackout statement at the Golden Globes, except when it came to the jewels. Diamonds and white metals were the overwhelming favorite among the stars. The other major trend on the Oscars red carpet was sparkling drop earrings, particularly pear shaped gems or filigree designs.
What’s the secret to a celebrity’s preternatural Oscars red carpet glow? A combination of expertly applied makeup, great lighting, and in Emma Stone’s case, a super-secret product courtesy of OG skin care brand Kiehl’s.
Tonight’s 90th annual Academy Awards showcased stunning attire and equally as stunning jewelry and watches – to the tune of more than $30 million. Dressing up for the Academy Awards is an important part of the festivity.
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Brands to trust AEOS and Weleda were both announced in 7th annual Beauty Shortlist Awards winners and finalists for 2018.
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