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ORDRE Weekly

A roundup of this week's latest industry news, from Lucinda Chambers stepping down from British Vogue, to the rapid expansion of Latin American fashion and more

  • Key Opinion Leader Tao Liang, known as Mr Bags
  • Blikvangers's AW17 runway show
  • The Louis Vuitton 2018 cruise collection, shown Sunday at the Miho Museum, near Kyoto, Japan
  • Lucinda Chambers
  • Ralph Lauren's new CEO Patrice Louvet
  • Caravana Americana trade show in Mexico City
  • The Diane Von Furstenberg website that launched in January 2017
  • Jean-François Palus, General Manager of Kering speaking at the FT Luxury Summit


CHINESE BLOGGERS BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN BRANDS AND BUYERS

Financial Times

"Recognition of their influence has caused a rush for brands to recruit bloggers. “Fashion KOLs are just being hounded,” says Chloé Reuter, founder of Reuter Communications, which works with luxury companies in China, adding bloggers are “at the heart of the strategy we build for all our brands”

 

WATCH OUT DEMNA: MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF FASHION DESIGNERS TO WATCH FROM TBILISI, GEORGIA

W Magaine

"Now in its fifth season, the fashion festival has proved that the city is truly a hotbed for talent. Out of the 70 designers who held shows this season, here are the five designers you need to know"

 

LOUIS VUITTON CRUISES IN JAPAN

New York Times

"The setting was decided before the collection was designed, so Mr. Ghesquière had a chance to indulge his longtime love of Japan and tailor the clothes and bags to the scene, drawing from both classical references (obi belts, Kabuki masks) and contemporary ones"

 

LUCINDA CHAMBERS TO DEPART BRITISH VOGUE

Vogue UK

"Lucinda Chambers has announced that she is to step down from her position as fashion director of British Vogue. She will depart this summer after a career spanning 36 years at the publication."

 

RALPH LAUREN NAMES P&G VETERAN PATRICE LOUVET AS NEXT CEO

Bloomberg

"Louvet will take the reins on July 17 and join the board, the company said on Wednesday. The CEO will report to the fashion house’s eponymous founder and executive chairman, suggesting that the 77-year-old Ralph Lauren will maintain a key role at the business."



LATIN AMERICA'S $160 BILLION FASHION OPPORTUNITY


Business of Fashion

"The fashion market in Latin America is bigger than the Middle East and growing as fast as Asia. But will industry leaders continue to invest as much as the region needs to realise its full potential?"



DVF TO ENHANCE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE WITH SALESFORCE COMMERCE CLOUD EINSTEIN

The Fashion Network

"Diane von Furstenberg announced this week that it will merge its online and offline experiences by expanding its use of Salesforce Commerce Cloud Store and Commerce Cloud Einstein."



WHY PERSONALISATION IS RETAIL'S GREATEST OPPORTUNITY

Drapers

"Personalisation has become one of the key buzz words in fashion retail in recent years, but the reality is that most fashion brands and retailers are at the beginning of the journey to offering their customers truly curated experiences."

 

KERING'S JEAN-FRANCOIS PALUS TELLS FT LUXURY SUMMIT THAT "SEE NOW, BUY NOW IS HERE TO STAY"

The Fashion Network

"As the keynote speaker on the second and last day of the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Lisbon on 16th May, Jean-François Palus, General Manager of the Kering group, talked about the Chinese market's evolution, the growing influence of digital tools in fashion and the future of 'see now, buy now' on international catwalks."