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Branding New Zealand: a discussion

August 9, 2009/13.17

[Cross-posted] I had a very productive time in Christ­church, especially at The Future of Fashion II confer­ence organ­ized by Fashion Industry New Zealand (FINZ). It was also wonder­ful to connect to the folks at CPIT there.    One question that arose after my presentation (which can be found in written form on this site) was […]

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Hong Kong Fashion Week opens, with sizeable exhibits

July 7, 2009/14.21

Hong Kong Fashion Week—more a trade fair than the fashion weeks that Lucire traditionally covers—opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 6, with 1,100 exhibitors taking part for the spring–summer 2010 season. We have some sights from the exhibitions and sound bites from this spectacular, and very comprehensive, event. The event […]

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Michael Jackson’s last rehearsal

June 30, 2009/13.18

Kevin Mazur/AEG/Getty Images Above are Kevin Mazur’s photographs of Michael Jackson’s last rehearsal at Staples Center in Los Angeles, which should put paid to rumours suggesting the King of Pop had no intention to carry out his concerts.    Mazur, who had photographed Jackson on numerous occasions, says, ‘When he hit the stage at rehearsal, […]

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Five days in New Zealand with Summer Rayne Oakes

June 11, 2009/10.14

It’s been a wonderful few days chilling out with our ed.-at-large, Summer Rayne Oakes, in Lucire’s home country of New Zealand to promote her book, Style, Naturally.    Summer Rayne was out this way to attend Greenfest in Brisbane, Queensland, and decided that she should venture to New Zealand to see us and to give […]

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GM’s next step should be brand rationality

March 30, 2009/11.06

[Cross-posted] Rick Wagoner has become the casualty of the American car industry’s finger-pointing with his resignation today, his hand forced by the Obama administration.    The press has centred on this rather than explore the union’s role in the industry’s difficulties. For those of us old enough to remember it, it all smacks a bit […]

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Tata Nano launched in Mumbai

March 23, 2009/23.22

As promised, we have video from the commercial launch of the Tata Nano, featuring chairman of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata, and various team members at Tata Motors. While many people spoke, we have singled out both Mr Tata and Mr Rajiv Dube, President of Passenger Cars at Tata Motors, who dealt with the topic […]

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Tata Nano’s significance reaches far beyond India’s shores


This morning at our New Zealand bureau, we received a news advisory about the launch of the Tata Nano in Mumbai today.    We expect to have coverage of the launch by this time tomorrow.    The Nano, which we covered excitedly in Lucire in January 2008, represents a positive step for the Indian motor […]

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Russian Fashion Week president, Alexander Shumsky, honoured

March 21, 2009/11.27

On the wires: the World Fashion Award for Professional Achievement in Moskva went to Alexander Shumsky, President of Russian Fashion Week, the largest fashion event in eastern Europe. Seventy-one-year-old designer Slava Zaitsev received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was broadcast by the Swiss-based World Fashion Channel.    We suspect that we will hear far […]

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Naomi Campbell, Vikram Chatwal host benefit for Mumbai victims

March 20, 2009/12.45

Supermodel Naomi Campbell (left) and hotelier Vikram Chatwal will hold a Fashion for Relief benefit, called Mai Mumbai, for the victims of the November 26, 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai during Lakme Fashion Week, announced event organizer IMG Friday.    The benefit is scheduled for March 28, with proceeds to Citizens for Justice and Peace […]

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Silkbody opens online store

March 18, 2009/10.34

Dunedin-based Silkbody is on a high, after securing a retail presence in Germany. Now, it has announced its ecommerce site, where New Zealand customers can get free shipping, and everyone can get information on end-of-line discounts and special prices online. The site also includes a wish list and zoom on garment images. You may also […]

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