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Jimmy Choo Unveils SS18 Advertising Campaign

Jimmy Choo: Spring/Summer 2018 Advertising Campaign Revealed

Jimmy Choo has collaborated with models Anja Rubik and Clément Chabernaud to launch the brand’s Spring Summer 2018 Women’s and Men’s campaign and images shot by British photographer Craig McDean.

Two provocateurs in one city, the glossy environs of New York’s apartment life form the backdrop. Surfaces are mirrored and shine, signalling the glamour inherent to Jimmy Choo.

A light hearted nod to the stylish voyeurism of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic thriller Rear Window, is wittily played out for our time. Who’s watching who? Self-aware and mutually assertive, their sexy and entertaining vignettes.

“Anja encapsulates the confident style and spirit of the Jimmy Choo woman in her urban habitat. She’s playfully provocative and comfortable in her own skin captured by Craig McDean in natural moments of cat and mouse with Clément.” Sandra Choi, Creative Director

Confident in the tease, their parallel lives unfold. The power of the unknown dressed with high sophistication- architectural heels have purpose, paired with frisson- inducing satins and cashmeres, and subtle lo-fi shimmer. There’s an art to intrigue, yes, but the thrill of the tease is incomparable. Who dares-flirts, and wins.

SS ’18 Women’s Collection

SS ’18 Men’s Collection


Browse the latest collection and shop the Spring Summer 2018 at Jimmy Choo official website here.


Photographer Craig McDean | Art Director Trey Laird | Models  Anja Rubik / Clement Chabernaud | Stylist Sarah Richardson

Salone del Mobile: 5 Fashionable Standouts

For a week, the worlds of fashion and interior design collided in Milan at Salone del Mobile, also known as The Milan Furniture Fair, which is how we tag it on our site. The fair – held from 12 to 17 April – was dedicated to bringing together the best in the design industry, and that included some of fashion’s finest. Here are some of the standout presentations by fashion brands during Design Week.


With an innate Italian aura, Versace showed off opulent furniture creations this year. Highlights included the “Via Gesù Palazzo Empire”, a blue sofa inspired by the “Palazzo Empire” bag; the Mesedia chair, crafted out of climate-proof aluminum in a punchy array of colors – think deep purple and orange – that recall a mid-summer sunset; and wallpaper bearing the label’s bold prints.

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The Italian fashion house’s own Home Collection applied the brand’s coveted leather to a selection of new furniture creations, including the “Rudi” line, designed in partnership with Poltrona Frau. This featured a club-style armchair, a footstool, a three-seat sofa and a chaise lounge. The range also includes round tables with engraved bronze frames and since we’re being extravagant, a bronze lamp with a woven black leather shade to light up your very fancy casa.


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High-end lingerie and furniture might seem like an unlikely match but La Perla made it work. Together with designer Walter Terruso, “Mia” was born – a sleekly sophisticated vanity table set against a large round mirror. In a design made from glass, brass and pleated silk, the starkness of the table’s geometric design is the perfect juxtaposition to the soft sensuality of La Perla’s lingerie.



Marni launched a collection of home furnishings and accessories with a vibrancy like no other. Like its ready-to-wear collection, the pieces had a jaunty, Sixties retro feel, mostly attributed to the combination of metal, wood and hand-woven PVC cord they’re crafted with. Amidst Cumbia dancers in long patchwork Marni circle skirts and scarves, the rocking chairs, floor lamps and cocktail tables in a riot of earthy hues and jungle bright tones stayed true to the fashion house’s bold patterns and palette.


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Giorgio Armani’s interiors brand presented a collection befitting its 41-year-old legacy. The “Luna” swivel table, for example, came equipped with a swivel system in satin-finished brass, complete with a walnut frame, glossy Himalayan lacquer and a swanky pearl and gold-colored fabric base.


This story was written in-house, with images and source material from the AFP

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Louis Vuitton named world’s most valuable luxury brand

Louis Vuitton store shanghai

In the battle for brand influence, Apple edged out Google as the most influential global brand and Louis Vuitton maintained its 10-year reign, keeping the top spot on the luxury chart as brand analyist company Millward Brown released its rankings on Wednesday.

The 10th Annual Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Ranking was released Wednesday by WWP and Millward Brown, and ranked Microsoft in the third position, followed by IBM.

For Louis Vuitton, it’s been 10 years of domination over Hermès, Gucci and Chanel who finished in the second, third and fourth spots, respectively, when it came to luxury houses.

The full list of the world’s most influential brands is available on PDF.

Avenue Montaigne plaque

Shop the luxury brands of Avenue Montaigne from home

Avenue Montaigne plaque

Located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the Avenue Montaigne is one of the world’s most prestigious shopping addresses. Now, a new website invites fashionistas everywhere to browse the offerings of its high-end boutiques.

venteavenuemontaigne.com lets visitors shop the brands that have contributed to the reputation of the address: Dior, Georges Rech, Bonpoint…


fendi boutique avenue montaigne

The offering can be browsed by brand or by product category. And indecisive shoppers can always refer to the website’s featured items, a selection of the latest highlights from the luxury brands’ collections.

To make the experience even more extraordinary, participating brands have even launched special limited edition products for the site.

Caron, for example, offers its Montaigne perfume, created specifically for the occasion. Finally, each season, an outside designer will be invited to create an exclusive item.

Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland to feature Luxury shopping outlet

Shanghai Disneyland

The first Disneyland theme park resort in mainland China is to set to get an adjacent luxury shopping compound.

The Shanghai Shendi Group announced a venture with luxury outlet chain Value Retail this week, Want China Times reports.

‘Shanghai Village’ will be located next to Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open its doors at the end of 2015.

Located in the city’s Pudong district, the outlet will benefit from the transport links connecting the metropolis to the resort, and will aim to attract luxury bargain hunters.

The 50,000 square meter site will stock a variety of luxury Asian and International lifestyle brands with collections selling at discounted prices.

Value Retail’s existing ‘Chic Outlet Shopping’ concept villages in Europe include boutiques from designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Dior, Gucci and Prada, among others.

The compound will be the second Chinese outlet for the chain, which is planning to open its inaugural Asian site, Suzhou Village, in May 2014.

The Shanghai Disney Resort will feature a Magic Kingdom theme park and two themed hotels when it opens next year.


Australia’s rising multi-billion dollar luxury market


Following on from the success of the inaugural forum, deLux13, in March 2013, deLux14 will be presented on Tuesday 1 April 2014 at one of Australia’s leading cultural institutions, The Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney.

The theme this year is ‘Forecasting the Future: Evolution and Innovation in the Global Luxury Markets’.

The premium and luxury sectors in Australia are dynamic and growing at double-digit figures annually. The charter of deLux forums is to recognise the strength of these industry sectors in Australia and the Asia Pacific, and the commercial opportunities and challenges such sustained growth creates.

Art Gallery of NSW Sydney

This year’s forum has attracted an outstanding line-up of Australian and International key note speakers and panelists including:

• Ravi Thakran, Group President LVMH South & South East Asia & Middle East, Sephora President South East Asia and Managing Partner for L Capital (Private Equity backed by LVMH Group)

• Robert Remnant, Global Directeur General, Champagnes Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck

• Andrew Doyle, MD, AUDI

• Craig Woolford, Senior Analyst, Consumer Sector, Citi Research

• Glen Schlehuber, MD, Tiffany & Co

• Alan King, MD, Clear Ideas

• Marilynne Paspaley, Paspaley Pearls

• Mark Newman, CEO, Oroton Group

• Stuart McCullough, CEO, Australian Wool Innovation & Woolmark International

• Viola Raikhel-Bolot, Co-founder and Managing Director of global art advisory 1858Ltd

• Ashleigh Wilson, Arts Editor, The Australia

• Mitchell Oakley Smith, Editor and Author

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Some of the key issues being discussed include: Where is Australia in the luxury life cycle? How important is the region to Australia’s growth? Who are the true global luxury innovators? Can home grown luxury compete on the global stage?

Sparkling strategies, supply and demand, maintaining relevance or else! Despite the relatively small population, the value of the personal luxury goods sector in Australia now exceeds AUD$2.4 billion (USD$2.19 billion).

It continues to resiliently cross benchmarks that can be seen with the significant international investment demonstrating long term confidence in the Australian market as a key geographic bullet point within the Asia Pacific region.

For more information: www.deluxforum.com – Facebook

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Mine All Mine video

Nowness create its first shoppable video

LVMH’s Nowness digital platform has unveiled a new interactive video featuring shoppable pieces from Louis Vuitton, La Perla, Kenzo, Bottega Veneta, Haider Ackermann, Rick Owens, and Maison Martin Margiela.

Mine All Mine video

Directed by Tell No One (Luke White and Remi Weekes), who describe it as a “game of tag with clothes,” the short film features five dancers from the Sadler’s Wells ballet company. Choreographed by Paolo Mangiola, they dance around to a minimalist soundtrack, magically swapping their clothes in the air:

“The film doesn’t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles: we put one of the male dancers in a women’s look that included a Haider Ackermann dress,” explained stylist Agata Belcen.

Nowness is joining a huge recent trend for interactive videos, which have been produced by brands including Gucci and Juicy Couture and luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus.

Unlike many previous shoppable videos, this one doesn’t get interrupted by your interaction with it: clicking on the clothes as they rush across the screen saves them for later, using the Cinematique tool.

The items are then shoppable via third party e-commerce sites!

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Top luxury brands for China’s millionaires revealed

China’s super-rich might have cut back on spending by 15% last year, but the country has not lost its appetite for luxury brands.

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According to the Hurun Report Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey 2014, Chinese millionaires prefer to wear Cartier jewelry, Patek Philippe watches and Hermès accessories, while the wardrobes of the wealthy are stocked with Armani outfits for the men and Chanel for the women. Burberry was the children’s clothing brand of choice among the privileged demographic.

When it came to choosing a car, the Rolls Royce Phantom and the Mercedes-Benz S-class are the top choices for executive vehicles, while the Audi Q7 and the Land Rover Range Rover are deemed the best SUVs.

Top sports cars are the BMW M3 and the Porsche 911 Carrera, and the most popular ‘roadster’ is the Mercedes SLK.

Around 40% of the super-rich now own a yacht — a 10% increase since last year. The favorite brand is Ferretti. Meanwhile Gulfstream, the Embraer Legacy 650 and the Dassault Falcon 7x are the most popular business jets.

Chinese millionaires are most likely to drink Royal Salute whisky, Martell or Hennessy Cognac XO, although Macallan is the single malt whisky of choice and Louis XIII is the most popular imported spirit.

Moutai is the Chinese spirit of choice amongst luxury consumers. When it comes to champagne they’ll take a glass of Perrier-Jouët over Moët, and smokers will opt for a Chunghwa cigarette or a Davidoff cigar.

The top choice of private members’ club is the Chang’an Club in Beijing and the preferred luxury hotel brand is the Shangri-La. When flying business or first class, the country’s millionaires chose Air China for domestic trips and Singapore Airlines for international travel.

The Hurun report surveyed 393 mainland Chinese millionaires between June and December 2013 with a wealth of RMB 10 million or more ($1.6 million).

Qatar Doha Skyline

Qatar is world’s fastest growing luxury market

Qatar Doha Skyline

According to a new report on ‘Global Luxury Hotspots’ by Ledbury Research, the Middle-Eastern sovereign state is the world’s fastest growing luxury market.

There’s plenty of focus on the small Arabian Peninsula country, which has just 2 million inhabitants. Set to host the Football World Cup in 2022, Qatar also recently held the World Luxury Expo.

The country owns majority stakes in Italian fashion brand Valentino as well as the landmark department stores Harrods and Printemps in London and Paris. Qatar is also developing its own luxury label, Qela.

“Qataris are actually the biggest buyers of goods in the Middle East. But they often shop in Dubai,” explains Nicola Ko, senior luxury analyst at Ledbury Research.

“The Mall of Qatar is currently being built however, and with infrastructure to be improved in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup, the luxury industry has significantly more potential to grow in the country.”

According to Ko, another country to watch is Nigeria which is ranked 6th in the Global Luxury Hotspots list. With 32,000 millionaires in Nigeria, including large numbers of “hugely aspirational” male consumers, driving luxury demand, it’s an increasingly large market.

Amazon Beauty store

Amazon launches luxury beauty store

Amazon Luxury Beauty store

The US online giant has launched a new Luxury Beauty store, which went live on Friday.

The new section of the site features a clean layout and in-house shots of the products, which include cosmetics, beauty products and perfumes by Burberry, Nars, L’Occitane, Dr. Brandt Skincare, Jack Black, Deborah Lipmann, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare and Stila, among others.

“We have luxury shoppers,” said Chance Wales, Amazon’s director of beauty and health, told WWD. “What we have been lacking is luxury brands, and we hope this is the first step to marry our customer’s needs with what brands expect in terms of displaying and selling their luxury [products].”

Sorted into Skin Care, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Men’s and On Trend silos, the site hopes to attract shoppers away from dedicated beauty sites like Feel Unique.

Louis Vuitton Paris store

Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list

Louis Vuitton Paris store

Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci were the top three global luxury brands of 2013, with Fendi and Coach entering the top 10 for the first time, a study said Wednesday.

The 2013 BrandZ Top 100, a ranking of the most valuable global brands compiled by research firm MillwardBrown, found luxury firms struggling with the need to balance exclusivity with attracting new customers through use of social media.

“On Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms, brands across the luxury spectrum mediated the tension between the exclusivity that protects brand desirability and the inclusivity needed to attract new customers,” it said.

The survey said luxury brands had become more “accessible, collaborative and experimental”.

After a modest purchase, for example, a firm might send a thank you note on twitter while a couture fashion customer might receive an invitation to an exclusive show.

Handbag firm Coach owed its position at number 10 on the list to its presence in China where it added 30 stores by the end of 2012, taking its total there to 69.

The survey said it was among the firms making extensive use of social media and the Internet, “emailing over 1.2 billion messages to selected customers”.

And it found that the Chinese customer continued to be key to the fortunes of luxury firms in Europe.

Although, the sector felt the impact of government limits on official gift giving and slowing economic growth in China, purchases by Chinese and other Asian tourists to Europe “buoyed luxury sales in the economically troubled markets of western Europe”, it said.

Overall in the past year, the value of the luxury sector had risen six percent, compared with a 15 percent increase a year ago, it added.

The top ten brands were: Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Rolex, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry, Fendi and Coach.

louis vuitton waffle maker

Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker by Andrew Lewicki

louis vuitton waffle maker

Andrew Lewicki knows that people have gotten used to seeing luxury brands extend their influence into other industries.

From bicycles to tennis, rugby, football and golf balls, not to mention every kind of object and gadget, luxury brands have left their stamp on a multitude of products.

This time, fashionistas who are already dreaming of soft, yummy, branded waffles in the morning will have to wait, as this branded waffle maker is not for sale.
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Top 10 Most Searched Luxury Handbag Brands

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The UK has topped a ranking of countries with the highest affinity for luxury handbags, while labels including Coach, Louis Vuitton and Chanel top a compilation of the most searched luxury handbag brands globally.

This first digital analysis of the luxury handbag market, dubbed World Luxury Index Handbags, has been presented by Paris-based luxury executives’ online community Luxury Society and international company Digital Luxury Group.
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Childrenswear in China

China increases its spending on luxury items for kids

Childrenswear in China

While much has been made of China’s ever-growing appetite for luxury items, a new report suggests that more than ever it is the nation’s children who are being pampered with goods from the world’s elite brands.

The Hong Kong-based consultancy Albatross Global Solutions claims that 60 percent of a group of 900 Chinese consumers surveyed said they spent more than 3,000 yuan ($470) per month on luxury items for their children, up from the previous year’s 40 percent who had said the same.
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French luxury brands fight back against fakes

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French luxury brands from Chanel to Vuitton on Wednesday launch a campaign with several European countries to fight back against the increasingly lucrative and damaging flood of counterfeit goods.

The global market for luxury fakes has exploded, fed by Asia where 85 percent of articles seized in Europe are produced and the increasing popularity of on-line shops that give the buyer a sense of anonymity and impunity.
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Top 10 Most Valuable Luxury Brands in the World

Louis Vuitton London flagship store

Louis Vuitton, the French maker of laminated canvas handbags, was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand for a seventh consecutive year.

The brand, owned by LVMH, is worth $25.9 billion, a 7 percent increase from 2011, according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2012 BrandZ study.

Hermes, in which LVMH owns a stake, rose to second place with a value of $19.1 billion, up 61 percent on last year. Rolex, the closely-held Swiss watch brand, was ranked third at $7.17 billion, a 36 percent gain.
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Rolls Royce Phantom Year of Dragon

Western brands aim for China’s ‘Dragon’ riches

Rolls Royce Phantom Year of Dragon

It’s meant to bring riches and power befitting an emperor, but if Western luxury brands have their way the Year of the Dragon will cost their wealthy Chinese customers a fortune instead.

Monday is the start of the Year of the Dragon, the most favourable and revered sign in the 12-year Chinese zodiac.

The dragon is a traditional Chinese symbol of royalty, fortune and power, and the Year of the Dragon usually sees a spike in marriages and births.
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World’s Top 100 Most Valuable Luxury Brands

Chanel Paris-Bombay fashion show

Heritage French and Italian fashion brands make up a list of the world’s most valuable labels following a compilation by the World Luxury Association (WLA).

The World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brands Top 100 provides rankings in areas including yachts, cars and resorts, although a large focus is on the fashion arena.

The Top 100 is based on luxury brands’ influence on a global scale and they take into account factors such as market share and consumer feedback.
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