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New book steers readers through the world of haute and luxury brands

April 7, 2022/1.28

  Already named one of the top branding books of 2021 by The Branding Journal, Philippe Mihailovich and Caroline Taylor’s Haute ‘Luxury’ Branding: the High Luxury Pyramid has appeared in a US English edition, fresh for 2022. Lucire publisher Jack Yan authored the foreword. Mihailovich had been a long-time member of Medinge Group, which Yan […]

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Brands need special spaces in the metaverse, rather than mixing it with everyone

March 30, 2022/12.05

There were three stories in Lucire during March on virtual worlds. First, Riveka Thevendran took us into gaming fashion with a brief journey into its history, for a feature originally published in print. Secondly, DeepBrain announced that Chinese state TV channel CCTV will have an AI anchor. And thirdly, Kate Moss now has an avatar […]

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A sense of belonging

June 17, 2020/11.16

Jack Yan Above: Wellington, New Zealand’s Lambton Quay, normally a main thoroughfare, during that country’s lockdown. Over the last two issues of Lucire KSA, we ran a story each on COVID-19. The first examined how companies fared after previous economic crises, looking at the past for answers. Last month, we examined what companies were doing […]

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Instagram won’t replace the fashion magazine

January 31, 2020/12.14

Lindsay Adler Above: The cover from Lucire KSA, January 2020, modelled by Camille Hyde with fur by House of Fluff. Photographed by Lindsay Adler Photography, styled by Cannon/the Only Agency, hair by Linh Nguyen, and make-up by Joanne Gair using Danessa Myricks Beauty. A few weeks ago, I got out of the habit of Instagramming. […]

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Kelly Rowland and Fabletics release third activewear collaboration for winter ’20

January 2, 2020/15.18

Fabletics, the lifestyle brand co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, has teamed up for winter 2020 with musician Kelly Rowland, marking their third collaboration.    Launched January 1, the affordable collection features warm tones of espresso, maroon and tan, using soft performance fabrics. There are new wide-leg pants, leggings, ribbed seamless bras (with new halter and […]

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Beyoncé relaunches Ivy Park with an Adidas collaboration

December 20, 2019/0.51

Melina Matsoukas Mason Poole The Beyoncé–Adidas collaboration will bear fruit on January 18, with the release of the first Adidas × Ivy Park collection.    Announced last April, after Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment company acquired all of the Ivy Park brand that once partnered with Topshop’s Sir Philip Green, the athleisure collection features performance gear including […]

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Lancôme opens first flagship store at 52 Champs-Élysées

December 4, 2019/21.48

Lancôme, part of the L’Oréal group and the number-one luxury beauty brand in the world, has opened its first flagship store at 52, Champs-Élysées, in Paris, with a two-storey, 300 m² space showcasing all their lines, beauty technology, and gift personalization.    Designed to be immersive, the entrance space is called ‘the Joy of Now’, […]

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Travel editor Stanley Moss to speak, plus Q&A session and book signing in Gurgaon

November 10, 2019/14.13

Paula Sweet Stanley Moss, pictured earlier this month at Brunton Boatyard in Fort Kochi. Travel editor Stanley Moss will be the guest of honour at the second edition of Converse@Nagarro, an interactive talk series, in Gurgaon on November 13.    Nagarro, the software development and technology consultancy, was the basis of Stanley’s fictional company Talsera […]

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3 Wise Men collaborates with Ubco on motorcycle and capsule collection

November 8, 2019/13.52

Menswear label 3 Wise Men has collaborated with Ubco, creators of the award-winning 2 × 2 electric farm motorcycle.    Ubco prides itself on a utilitarian, rugged motorcycle in an iconic white, but, like so many vehicles before it—the Citroën 2CV and Renault 4 come to mind—it is set for a fashionable makeover.    The […]

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