By : | March 29, 2013

The relationship between art and luxury goes back to the very beginnings of human civilization. Early leaders of primitive groups distinguished themselves as such through the use of symbolic signs of their primacy. Be it jewelry, clothing or ritualistic items, all were unique objects incorporating rare elements and therefore precious materials, whose sole purpose was […]

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By : | March 25, 2013

The luxury market in India has traditionally been seen as a men’s market. For example, in contrast to many other emerging markets, the apparel market is still dominated by men’s wear. Social norms, customs and practices ingrained in Indian society influence consumer behavior. Indeed, in a 2007 McKinsey study, half the respondents said their husbands […]

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By : | March 19, 2013

Earlier this year, at Paris Fashion week, Gucci launched its new line of sustainable luxury handbags. These bags are fashionable, stylish and made with leather sourced from ranches in Brazil that make conscientious efforts in protecting wildlife habitats, providing ethical treatment to livestock, promoting the rights and wellbeing of ranch workers, as well as curbing […]

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By : | March 15, 2013

Champs-Elysées in Paris, Fifth Avenue in New York and Causeway Bay in Hong Kong are names which are legendary as the top luxury shopping streets or shopping destinations. While India might not provide an ambiance which is suitable for Luxury Street shopping as compared to the likes of the above given names, we can certainly […]

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By : | March 14, 2013

Lakme Fashion week this year has a new Indian designer – Naeem Khan – who is showcasing his Autumn/Winter…

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By : | March 11, 2013

The pursuit of design as an element of luxury in India is not such an easy task. Particularly for the indigenous design industry in the country. Ask any Indian designer, and I mean a product designer here, if it is easy to sell in a market where ‘good design’ is synonymous with ‘international designers’. It […]

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By : | March 6, 2013

There has always been a debate between the goodness of Old – the time-tested, comfortable set of practices that have proven their mettle time and again and the value of New – a precocious kid on the block that struts its stuff with vigour and confidence of having been received with open arms. As any […]

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