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A rural retreat of one’s own – the new Chinese luxury

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Architecture / Culture / Design / Gentrification / Interior Design / Lifestyle / Luxury / Photos / Regeneration / Travel

Deng Xiao Ping, the 1980s post-Mao era Chinese premier was a liberal reformist who developed a vision for special economic zones. These entrepreneurial districts such as Shenzhen in South China, which transformed from a fishing village to a booming city of over 12 million inhabitants, sowed the seeds for the economic explosion that China has carefully steered over the last 30 years. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-reforms-chronology-sb/timeline-china-milestones-since-1978-idUKTRE4B711V20081208 At the time and for many years during the initial boom, the rural […]

Strong brands – why the Founder’s DNA matters

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Brands / Customer Experience / Founders / Innovation / Luxury / Start-ups / Strategic Marketing

Ada Masotti, otherwise known as “Golden Scissors”, was a meticulous and talented pattern cutter with an eye for beautiful fabrics and couture embellishment. She launched the premium lingerie brand La Perla in 1954, now known around the world as the byword for luxury lingerie. You’ll never find a La Perla store anywhere but the best global luxury fashion destinations. Creative credentials are often borrowed from art and adopted to provide showcase events like the retail […]