Woolworths Holdings Ltd. of South Africa is using a $2 billion takeover of Australia’s David Jones Ltd. to challenge fashion retailers Inditex SA, Hennes & Mauritz AB and Fast Retailing Co. in the southern hemisphere.
For years, fashion and luxury-goods companies have resisted putting creative and commercial control in one pair of hands. With the appointment of Christopher Bailey as chief executive officer, Burberry Group Plc aims to prove it can make the formula work.
Marc Jacobs’s departure from Louis Vuitton to focus on an initial public offering of his own brand is set to provide a double boost for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the owner of both luxury fashion labels.
Marc Jacobs will leave Louis Vuitton after 16 years as artistic director of the world’s biggest luxury label to focus on an initial public offering of his own brand, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Louis Vuitton appointed former Balenciaga designer Nicholas Ghesquiere as artistic director of womenswear, succeeding Marc Jacobs, and said he will “infuse” the world’s largest luxury brand with modernity.
Linda Wells, founding editor-in- chief of Conde Nast’s Allure Magazine discusses New York Fashion Week hit shows and how a thriving beauty business has kept Allure magazine reaping advertising revenue even as other magazines failed to weather economic downturns. Wells also discusses the divergent performances of Michael Kors and Coach stocks and the incipient Marc Jacobs initial public offering. Wells speaks with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage."