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50 Trailblazing Creatives And Young Activists From Across The Globe Share Their Hopes For The Future [Vogue]

Whether it’s climate activists led by Greta Thunberg or the young Black Lives Matter protesters who have taken to the streets, it is the world’s youth that gives us the most hope for the future. As part of Vogue’s Global Youth Project, we invited photographers from cities across the world (while abiding by Covid-19 regulations) to capture young creatives and activists for Vogue’s Hope series and ask them what they are most hopeful for today…

Why Beauty Brands Are Struggling to Develop New Products [BOF]

The industry relies on a steady stream of launches to keep consumers interested. Pandemic-related shortages of key ingredients and delays in clinical testing have made it harder for them to deliver…

Sustainable advertising in a post pandemic future for the luxury industry [Le Kimono]

In this whitepaper Le Kimono explores what luxury, premium and fashion brands can learn from the Covid 19 crisis and how they can shift their advertising and creative strategy accordingly to help them survive…

If You Aren’t Already Selling Jewellery in China, Now Is the Time [BOF]

China was driving the global jewellery market long before the pandemic. Now the clock is ticking for smaller players who want to get a piece of the pie before big brands take an even larger share….

LVMH Calls Off Mega-Deal With Tiffany [BOF]

Tiffany is suing the luxury giant, which said it won’t close what was meant to be luxury’s biggest-ever acquisition after French government intervention. But it’s possible the parties will find a new agreement next year, or that another suitor emerges.

Luxury Brands Have a ‘Respect Deficit’ with Indian Artisans [BOF]

Brand leaders who claim that craft is the lifeblood of luxury should see worker welfare as a moral duty that aligns with their strategic business interests. But protecting the valuable skills of Indian artisans is not the same as valuing the artisans themselves.

For Luxury Brands, the Latest Battle Is for Local Customer [BOF]

In the third quarter, Gucci underperformed LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division as well as Kering stablemates like Saint Laurent, underscoring the growing importance of local customers in the age of Covid-19….

The Key Metrics Fashion CEOs Are Watching Now [BOF]

What you measure is what you get. In a highly unpredictable post-Covid fashion market, business leaders need the right metrics to track the strength of their brands and make informed decisions quickly, mobilise teams and craft a narrative for investors…

Luxury’s big geographical pivot to Asia [Vogue Business]

Brands will focus investments in APAC and work on maintaining their presence in Europe, as the United States and Hong Kong drop into the background…

How Fashion’s Sustainability Targets Measure Up [BOF]

After weathering the initial shock of the coronavirus crisis, many fashion companies have started to publish their sustainability goals for the next five to 10 years. But these initiatives risk falling short of an industry-wide imperative to drastically reduce environmental impact within the next decade…