Jewellery company Swarovski apologised Tuesday for "hurting the feelings" of Chinese people after calling Hong Kong a separate country on its website, becoming the latest luxury brand to come under fire in China.
Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China's sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries.
Manolo Blahnik has been busy of late. Fresh from buying a key supplier last month, the company said on Friday that it has appointed company insider Andrew Wright as President of its North American operations.
Gucci may not have grown quite as fast in the latest quarter, according to Kering’s recent results, but it continues to be hugely popular, with the brand making it back to the top spot in the latest Lyst Index for Q2.
The Italian executive stepped down from his role as EVP at Marcolin in June in order to concentrate his energies into Thélios, the joint venture between the Italian eyewear group and LVMH which he has led since launch.
From new labels to store openings and marketing campaigns, the French luxury group continues to invest on all fronts, notably in its fashion business, whose sales boomed in H1 2019, driven by Dior and Louis Vuitton.
The Japanese sports brand, until now structurally integrated within the Asics group, has set up its own organisation, introducing fresh lines and soaring to new heights with collaborations like the one with Givenchy.
Saks Fifth Avenue has opened one of the largest luxury men's shoe destinations in the country, as part of the continued 'grand renovation' of its New York City flagship, at 611 Fifth Avenue at 50th Street.