ORDRE Weekly

This week's digest reveals how the luxury market is eyeing Canada; the CFDA thinks to reinvent NYFW; TMALL to launch new luxury brands each month and more

  • CFDA PONDERS RADICAL REINVENTION OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
  • TMALL WILL LAUNCH NEW LUXURY BRANDS EACH MONTH IN 2018
  • LUXURY MARKET EYES CANADA
  • CAN HONG KONG KEEP THE COOL FACTOR?
  • CHINA LAUNCHES LUXURY BRAND APPRAISAL CENTER TO TACKLE FAKES
  • HOW EMERGING LABELS ARE USING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK TO CUT THROUGH THE NOISE


THE DIGITAL JOURNEY IS NOW BUSINESS CRITICAL

Drapers

"Few fashion businesses can survive in the current market without a strong digital proposition."

 

25% OF UK RETAILERS FIND TECH DISRUPTS CUSTOMER CONNECTION

Retail Dive

"About 25% of retailers surveyed as part of U.K.-focused research from Fujitsu said they were disappointed in their return on investment from technology projects, and also felt that increasing digital technology deployment makes it more difficult to enable face-to-face relationships with customers, according to a Computer Weekly report on the research."



CFDA PONDERS RADICAL REINVENTION OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Business Of Fashion

"Proenza Schouler and Rodarte could be heading back to New York, joining Alexander Wang with runway shows in December and June."

 

TMALL WILL LAUNCH NEW LUXURY BRANDS EACH MONTH IN 2018

Jing Daily

"Since partnering with luxury brands requires “mutual agreement and effort,” it is hard to predict exactly how many brands Alibaba’s biggest business to consumer e-commerce platform is going to partner with in 2018, Liu said. “But we have been in touch with all kinds of luxury fashion brands. As you know, we launched Giorgio Armani last month, and Tod’s last year,” she added. In addition, Tmall is determined to introduce Chinese designers and fashion styles to the West.

 

LUXURY MARKET EYES CANADA

Fashion Network

"The infiltration of luxury retailers in notable Canadian cities like Toronto and Vancouver have been on the rise since 2015. In fact, Toronto was ranked 10th in the world last year for the number of luxury store openings, according to a report by London-based real estate firm Savills. Approximately 3.1 percent of all luxury store openings were recorded in the major Canadian city, which was named among other cities such as Paris, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles and more."



CAN HONG KONG KEEP THE COOL FACTOR?

Business Of Fashion

"Hong Kong has long been a key player in the global fashion business, but as the creative industries become ever stronger on the Chinese Mainland, the city is losing its influence."

 

CHINA LAUNCHES LUXURY BRAND APPRAISAL CENTER TO TACKLE FAKES

Jing Daily

"China is the world’s largest luxury market, and one where fakes are still rampant. It’s a huge problem not only for brands, but also for Chinese shoppers willing to pay for the real thing who are plagued by doubts that their purchases may not be genuine. In response, the China Electronic Commerce Association (中国电子商务协会) has launched an official luxury brand appraisal center (奢侈品鉴定中心) in where items’ authenticity can be evaluated."


HOW EMERGING LABELS ARE USING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK TO CUT THROUGH THE NOISE

Business Of Fashion

"This season’s young-and-scaling brands are building communities through ideologies and product."