In Luxury, Leadership is Crucial in a Crisis

These are unprecedented times. While Europe and the US are battling the pandemic, China is showing a speedy recovery. In an interview last week with WWD, Tom Ford said that in China, “with our cosmetics, we’ve completely recovered. We’re back to 100 percent.” He added that his brand’s “ready-to-wear and accessories, which were down about […]

Should Cancelled Fashion Weeks Follow China’s Digital Pivot?

What happened: Anticipating the continued and devastating effects of COVID-19, fashion committees globally announced a cancellation in the upcoming men’s fashion weeks in Paris and London. Milan’s men’s fashion week has been postponed until September and will merge with women’s Ready-to-Wear. Furthermore, the federations indicated plans to explore digital alternatives to these events. In China, […]

Chinese Manufacturer Could “Shut Anytime” as Fossil Halts Production & More

In “Headlines from China,” we share the biggest news stories about the luxury industry in China that have yet to make it into the English language. In this week’s edition, we discuss: Chinese Manufacturer Could “Shut Anytime” as Fossil Halts Production China’s Top Livestreamer Viya to Enter Real Estate WeChat Third-Party Service Providers Boost Connected […]