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The legendary French fashion designer Christian Dior, who had a love affair with Britain, will have his elegant outfits displayed at an exhibition in London next month. Colette Luke has more.
PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) - Jacket maker Moncler joined Louis Vuitton owner LVMH on Wednesday in reporting a pick up in sales growth in the second quarter, as the luxury firms capitalised on strong Chinese demand and investments in marketing and new designs. "With Chinese customers, there was a noticeable improvement between the first quarter and the second quarter," LVMH's Financial Director Jean-Jacques Guiony told analysts.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Burberry Group Plc just pulled a rabbit out of its vintage check hat. The British luxury brand – which is in the middle of a business turnaround – reported same-store sales growth of 4% in the three months to June 29, double what was expected by analysts. The performance is all the more notable given the disruption to its Hong Kong stores from the city’s recent protests.Under creative director Riccardo Tisci, the company is trying to move its handbags and clothes up-market to compete with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. Tisci’s new monogram, based on the initials of the founder Thomas Burberry, is proving a hit with Chinese millennials. Having the Burberry name emblazoned on bags and sweatshirts is winning the hearts of young Asian shoppers, as are the limited edition “drops” of products sold via Instagram and China’s WeChat.Tisci’s collection now makes up about half of the Burberry range and its sales rose by a “strong double-digit percentage.” The shares jumped more than 10% on Tuesday after the sales update was published, taking the increase since the end of May to 30%. Sterling’s weakness is helping too.Investors are clearly betting that Tisci’s creations can do the same thing for Burberry that Gucci’s recent success did for the French luxury group Kering SA. And with more of his collection due in the next nine months, there are some grounds for optimism. Burberry estimates that three-quarters of its product range will be from the new designer by March next year.But Burberry isn’t free of its recent travails quite yet. It still has a lot of old stock hanging around and a U.S. distribution network that needs refreshing. As a result, the company maintained its outlook for flat revenue and operating profit margin for this financial year.Keeping a lid on expectations at this stage is wise because there’s scope for setbacks. While Chinese shoppers have led the Burberry revival, sales to them now account for about 40% of the group total. That means any trade war-related consumer slowdown might hurt demand.Burberry also needs to better exploit the Tisci buzz. It still doesn’t seem to have gained the traction that Gucci did in the early stages of its recovery, when everyone from Beyonce to One Direction’s Harry Styles sported the label.There’s a lot riding on this turnaround. If it works, Burberry could take a leading role in fashion industry consolidation; it had 837 million pounds ($1 billion) of net cash to play with at the end of March. You could see an attempt to create a British luxury empire to rival those being built in the U.S. by Capri Holdings Ltd. and Tapestry Inc.If the recovery stalls, though, that cash balance will look mightily attractive to other industry predators. Burberry may still end up in someone else’s fashion collection.To contact the author of this story: Andrea Felsted at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andrea Felsted is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She previously worked at the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Burak Alici, a veteran Morgan Stanley mutual fund manager, is starting his own firm to invest in public and private companies through a permanent-capital vehicle, according to a person familiar with the matter.Qvidtvm Inc. is seeking to raise $100 million to $200 million, using a C-corp structure that caters to family offices in which investors lock up capital for years, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the firm hasn’t officially launched. The vehicle, which the firm plans to list as a publicly traded conglomerate, will focus on equity investments in consumer goods, industrials and digital companies.Alici, 43, left Morgan Stanley Investment Management earlier this year after working there since 2007, managing the Global Discovery Portfolio. The fund has outperformed about 97% of its peers in the past three years, helped in part by bets on Bernard Arnault’s Christian Dior SE as well as early investments in Dropbox Inc., Airbnb Inc., Blue Bottle Coffee Inc. and Palantir Technologies Inc., the controversial data-mining company co-founded by Peter Thiel.He is bringing Morgan Stanley alumna Nina Murphy with him as chief operating officer as well as Max Schwendner, formerly of JPMorgan Chase & Co., as director of private investments, the person said. The team has started investing as it raises funds, taking a stake in Italian coffee company Ditta Artigianale.Representatives for Qvidtvm and Morgan Stanley declined to comment.The firm, whose name comes from a Latin phrase translated as what next, is launching at a time when more investors are willing to make longer-duration capital commitments to seek better returns. They’re wagering that buying equity in companies in the private market and tying that money up as the investment matures will yield more than the shorter holding period of hedge funds, for example. Warren Buffett built his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. around such a buy-and-hold model of investing.The Turkish-born Alici holds degrees from Columbia University, Boston College and Bogazici University in Istanbul. He will be based in Texas, while the rest of the investment team is in New York.To contact the reporter on this story: Nikolaj Gammeltoft in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nikolaj Gammeltoft at firstname.lastname@example.org, ;Alan Mirabella at email@example.com, Josh Friedman, Dan ReichlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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European shares slipped on Thursday as investor sentiment was dented by global growth slowdown fears but gains in France thanks to strong earnings helped set a lower limit to the broader decline. The U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its patient stance on Wednesday citing risks from a cooling global economy and an unresolved trade dispute with China and potentially the European Union, which came shortly after the European Central Bank had also maintained its dovish stance. Ireland's Brexit-sensitive ISEQ stock index was flat after the European Union gave British Prime Minister Theresa May until October to leave the bloc, but the lack of clarity on when, how or even if Brexit will happen, kept a lid on gains.
From Princess Margaret's 21st birthday gown to Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence's red carpet dress, Christian Dior outfits that have made headlines go on show in a London exhibition dedicated to the French fashion house. With a supporting cast of accessories, sketches and perfume bottles, "Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams" takes a close look at the history of the luxury brand he founded in 1946 and which remains the epitome of haute couture. "Not only did (Dior) ... revolutionise fashion design ... but he was also important in how he did business," Oriole Cullen, Fashion and Textiles curator at the V&A, told Reuters.