Thursday, 11 March 2010

Luxury News In Brief – 11/3/10

The Fashion Week Buzz-O-Meter is back (see last Thursday’s MO Down for more details) and the trinity, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, are receiving the biggest ‘online buzz’; with YSL leading LV. Click here for more info.

LVMH’s Celine is also receiving positive feedback from the Buzz-O-Meter. A Wall Street Journal article was also full of praise for the fashion label, saying it was showing signs of a major resurgence due to former Chloe designer Phoebe Philo. To us, it seems like everyone is banking on Philo to create a ‘Chloe-esque’ moment…

And if, like us, you’re still curious about why Carine Roitfeld was banned from Balenciaga’s Paris show (see our March 8 blog), there are two theories circulating: 1) possible copyright dispute, 2) a personality clash after French Vogue fired Marie Amelie Sauvé. Click here for all the details. We are working on another theory and we will come back to you with that...!

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Melinda O’Rourke is the founder and Director of MO Luxury, a dynamic, Sydney-based management firm specialising in luxury brands and services. Melinda and her associates at MO work with local and international brands across prestige retail, fashion, fine jewellery, timepieces and specialised services. Melinda is well-connected, well-read, and well-versed in the demands of the luxury market and its client base. Her advice is firmly based in objectivity and ultimately, accountability. Melinda offers constructive counsel and both strategic and creative thinking and is able to draw upon a strong network of specialised talent to compliment the MO Luxury team as needed. Melinda enjoys excellent industry relationships and is regularly quoted in the business and fashion media. Read more about MO Luxury,