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Louis Vuitton’s ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours draws flak for cultural appropriation(Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash/Twitter@aiyaserendipity)

Louis Vuitton blasted for ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • ‘Profiting off the oppressed people of Palestine is beyond disgraceful’: Twitterati call out French fashion brand Louis Vuitton's 'audacity' for cultural appropriation as it releases new keffiyeh stole worth $700 with alleged Israel flag colours, design and patterns
Rihanna, LVMH suspend Fenty fashion brand's ready-to-wear operations(Twitter/rihanna)
Rihanna, LVMH suspend Fenty fashion brand's ready-to-wear operations(Twitter/rihanna)

Rihanna, LVMH suspend Fenty fashion brand's ready-to-wear operations

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 09:21 AM IST
As the Covid-19 pandemic impacts the personal luxury goods sector differently, with the apparel category suffering the most, LVMH and Rihanna suspend the ready-to-wear operations of the pop singer’s brand - Fenty
Tiffany Role Puts Billionaire Arnault’s Son in Luxury Big League(Bloomberg)
Tiffany Role Puts Billionaire Arnault’s Son in Luxury Big League(Bloomberg)

Bernard Arnault’s son to be executive vice president for Tiffany & Co.

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Alexandre Arnault, the 28-year-old son of French billionaire Bernard Arnault has been named the executive vice president for products and communication for the iconic American brand Tiffany & Co.
The Italian brand Moncler is buying Italian high-end streetwear brand Stone Island in a $1.4 billion deal(Unsplash)
The Italian brand Moncler is buying Italian high-end streetwear brand Stone Island in a $1.4 billion deal(Unsplash)

Italian brand Moncler to buy Stone Island collection in $1.4 billion deal

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The Italian brand Moncler is buying Italian high-end streetwear brand Stone Island in a $1.4 billion deal
The turmoil in the luxury market since the coronavirus spread had prompted speculation that LVMH would seek a lower price. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The turmoil in the luxury market since the coronavirus spread had prompted speculation that LVMH would seek a lower price. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Tiffany sues Louis Vuitton owner LVMH over $16 billion deal cancellation

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:36 PM IST
The deal, struck in November 2019, ran into trouble after coronavirus-related lockdowns closed shops around the world and curbed international travel, hitting demand for luxury goods.
LVMH will be able to offer its affluent customers everything from breakfast in bed to the dress they wear to dinner. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
LVMH will be able to offer its affluent customers everything from breakfast in bed to the dress they wear to dinner. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 era: Would you stay in a Louis Vuitton hotel amid the pandemic?

Bloomberg | By Andrea Felsted | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Between 2010 and 2019 demand for experience-based luxury, including fine wines and gourmet food, outstripped that for personal goods, such as watches and handbags. 
File photo of Bernard Arnault.(Photo @LVMH)
File photo of Bernard Arnault.(Photo @LVMH)

This billionaire lost more money than anyone in the world in Covid-19 crisis

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Since the late 1980s, Bernard Arnault has dazzled -- and at times scandalized -- the rarefied world of French business with his prodigious flair for turning the creativity and craftsmanship of Europe’s oldest brands into a windfall of ever-growing profits.
Attendees arrive to an event as LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton announces full year earnings in Paris.(Bloomberg)
Attendees arrive to an event as LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton announces full year earnings in Paris.(Bloomberg)

Louis Vuitton owner LVMH’s sales growth slows

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Investors are increasingly focussing on how firms in the sector will weather pressures on appetite from the Chinese customers they rely on this year, amid fears since the start of 2019 of a fallout from China’s fast-spreading coronavirus.
French luxury giant LVMH said Monday it was exploring a takeover of US jewellers Tiffany, most famous for its fine diamonds and luxury silver wedding and engagement rings.(Tiffany and Co/Instagram)
French luxury giant LVMH said Monday it was exploring a takeover of US jewellers Tiffany, most famous for its fine diamonds and luxury silver wedding and engagement rings.(Tiffany and Co/Instagram)

LVMH woos Tiffany with takeover proposal

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Tiffany, founded in 1837 and headquartered on glamorous 5th Avenue in New York, is the most iconic of US luxury brands, an image reflected in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s novella by Truman Capote, made into a film with Audrey Hepburn in 1961.
The Gucci Jordaan loafer from the Pre Fall19 collection.(Gucci/Instagram)
The Gucci Jordaan loafer from the Pre Fall19 collection.(Gucci/Instagram)

Do Your Gucci Loafers Make You Feel Ashamed?

By Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:49 AM IST
Yet no matter how much attention the fashion industry pays to the planet, this business is still about getting people to spend money on stuff they could live without.
Fashion superstar Hedi Slimane’s charge of the culotte brigade at Celine show.(Celine/Instagram)
Fashion superstar Hedi Slimane’s charge of the culotte brigade at Celine show.(Celine/Instagram)

Paris Fashion Week 2020: Fashion designer Hedi Slimane’s charge of the culotte brigade at Celine show

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:34 PM IST
Paris Fashion Week 2020: Fashion superstar Hedi Slimane gave secondhand shops across the world a major boost Friday with a Celine show that raided the 1970s wardrobe lock, stock and culottes.
Known for her daring, colourful looks on the red carpet, the Barbadian singer has become an increasingly influential force in the fashion world.(Instagram)
Known for her daring, colourful looks on the red carpet, the Barbadian singer has become an increasingly influential force in the fashion world.(Instagram)

No phones please: Rihanna stages fashion show for exclusive OTT release at NYFW 2020

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 02:39 PM IST
NYFW 2020: Known for her daring, colourful looks on the red carpet, the Barbadian singer has become an increasingly influential force in the fashion world.
The luxury-goods business is walking a high wire.(Saint Laurent/Instagram)
The luxury-goods business is walking a high wire.(Saint Laurent/Instagram)

Gucci and Saint Laurent face an uphill battle to get green

Bloomberg | By Robert Williams, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 12:38 PM IST
Fierce competition is pushing brands to produce ever-flashier events but the industry is also facing pressure to curb the environmental impact of its rapid growth.
(Lady Gaga/Instagram)
(Lady Gaga/Instagram)

Lady Gaga to launch beauty line on Amazon

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:10 AM IST
The brand, Haus Laboratories, will launch in September for shoppers in nearly a dozen countries, including the United States, Germany and Japan, Amazon said.
Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Fenty says the brand will be based in Paris, like its parent company, conglomerate LVMH, but will operate from a digital flagship on a “See-Now-Wear-Now” model forgoing to usual luxury fashion seasonal previewed designs. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP)
Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Fenty says the brand will be based in Paris, like its parent company, conglomerate LVMH, but will operate from a digital flagship on a “See-Now-Wear-Now” model forgoing to usual luxury fashion seasonal previewed designs. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP)

Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:49 PM IST
The collection, named after the singer-turned-designer’s last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and eyewear and is available for sale Paris’ Le Marais area from Friday and will debut online May 29.
Fashion brands improved their environmental and social impact in 2018, but progress was slower than in the previous year, according to the report.(Unsplash)
Fashion brands improved their environmental and social impact in 2018, but progress was slower than in the previous year, according to the report.(Unsplash)

Fashion’s sustainability push isn’t keeping up with rapid growth

By Robert Williams, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 10:59 AM IST
The fashion industry’s progress on reducing its environmental impact isn’t moving fast enough to counteract its rapid growth, according to a report by consultancy BCG and sustainable fashion groups.
Scaffolding is seen at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
Scaffolding is seen at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)

Why Gucci and Dior want to rebuild Notre Dame

By Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The city of Paris, its streets and landmarks, have held a special role as the artistic center of the industry since its earliest days, so to restore what has been lost is to preserve its own history.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

A stitch in time: Fashion’s new stars want to save the world

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 01:16 PM IST
A new generation of rising fashion stars alarmed by the plight of the planet are designing in a radically different way to their elders.
The death of Karl Lagerfeld at 85 is not just the loss of a fashion icon.(Karl Lagerfeld/Instagram)
The death of Karl Lagerfeld at 85 is not just the loss of a fashion icon.(Karl Lagerfeld/Instagram)

Lagerfeld’s death isn’t just a loss of an icon

By Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Lagerfeld rejuvenated the label, catapulting it from a tired licence brand to a luxury behemoth. With its distinctive double C logo, it appeals to both traditional wearers and reality TV stars alike.
People hold white roses as they stand outside the Chanel fashion boutique after news that German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, aged 85, in Paris, France, February 19, 2019.(REUTERS/Charles Platiau)
People hold white roses as they stand outside the Chanel fashion boutique after news that German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, aged 85, in Paris, France, February 19, 2019.(REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Lagerfeld made Paris the “fashion capital of the world” - LVMH’s Bernard Arnault

Reuters | By Reuters, Paris
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:14 PM IST
Bernard Arnault, the head of French fashion house LVMH, confirmed on Tuesday the death of Karl Lagerfeld and said he had made Paris the world’s fashion capital.
FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo(REUTERS)

Karl Lagerfeld: Fashion’s prolific commander-in-chief dies

Reuters | By Reuters, Paris
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 10:56 AM IST
The German designer was best known for his association with France’s Chanel, dating back to 1983. The brand, the legend now goes, risked becoming the preserve of monied grannies before he arrived, slashing hemlines and adding glitz to the prim tweed suits of what is now one of the world’s most valuable couture houses.
LVMH vows new standards for crocodile farms(LVMH/Twitter)
LVMH vows new standards for crocodile farms(LVMH/Twitter)

Luxury brand LVMH vows new standards for crocodile farms

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 04:42 PM IST
The giant French retailer said in a statement it would follow new standards for crocodile leather based on criteria “developed and validated by a committee of technical experts”.
A model presents a creation by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 collection show for fashion house Dior in Paris, France, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)
A model presents a creation by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 collection show for fashion house Dior in Paris, France, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)

Christian Dior’s Haute Couture circus clowns conjure up magical place

Reuters | By Reuters, Paris
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Glittering bonnets by milliner Stephen Jones and sparkling shoes added to the whimsical collection, on the first day of Haute Couture Fashion Week, a celebration of an elite club of high-end designers with one-of-a-kind outfits.
The Dior logo is seen on the facade of a shop in Paris, France.(Reuters)
The Dior logo is seen on the facade of a shop in Paris, France.(Reuters)

Dior switches Paris catwalk date to avoid ‘yellow vest’ protests

Reuters | By Reuters, Paris
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 12:03 PM IST
The “yellow vest” revolt, driven by high living costs and frustration at President Emmanuel Macron’s leadership, shows scant sign of abating after two months of unrest, even after he made some tax and minimum wage concessions.
Having added a pair of high-end brands to its stable, Michael Kors is changing its name to Capri.(Michael Kors/Instagram)
Having added a pair of high-end brands to its stable, Michael Kors is changing its name to Capri.(Michael Kors/Instagram)

Michael Kors, now Capri Holdings, completes Versace deal

Associated Press | By Associated Press, New York
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Michael Kors Holdings, like its counterparts in France, has charged aggressively into the upper echelons of luxury fashion hoping to pump up sales.
Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc(Bloomberg)
Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc(Bloomberg)

Jeff Bezos’ fortune drops $9.1 billion as market rout hits the wealthy

Bloomberg, London | By Devon Pendleton
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 11:11 AM IST
The plunge lowered Bezos’s net worth to $145.2 billion, its lowest since July.
Shoppers stand outside a Christian Dior SA store at the DLF Emporio shopping mall in New Delhi, India.(Bloomberg)
Shoppers stand outside a Christian Dior SA store at the DLF Emporio shopping mall in New Delhi, India.(Bloomberg)

Here’s how Dior made the Saddle bag the must-have fashion item with an Instagram blitz

Bloomberg | By Robert Williams
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 11:40 AM IST
Since the campaign went live last week, web searches for Dior Saddle bags are up nearly 1,000 percent on Lyst. Here’s the luxury label managed to revive this classic.
The logo of Louis Vuitton is seen on a handbag at a Louis Vuitton store in Cannes, France.(REUTERS File Photo)
The logo of Louis Vuitton is seen on a handbag at a Louis Vuitton store in Cannes, France.(REUTERS File Photo)

When the trade war gets tough, pick up your Louis Vuitton handbag | Opinion

Bloomberg | By Andrea Felsted
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Even if growth in the luxury market cools, LVMH’s scale and broad range of businesses give it some protection. The group’s strong selection of top-end brands such as Christian Dior and Celine should help it withstand a market meltdown better than most.
Models present creations from the Burberry collection during their catwalk show on the second day of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 in London on February 17.(AFP File photo)
Models present creations from the Burberry collection during their catwalk show on the second day of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 in London on February 17.(AFP File photo)

Burberry isn’t alone in destroying luxury products, here’s what other fashion labels are doing

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Burberry may have hit the headlines for burning millions of dollars worth of products, it is not the only one to use such methods of disposal. Here is what other luxury brands like Hermes and LVMH are doing.
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