#LuxuryWatch: Aston Martin, Belstaff, China, #MetaLuxury, Kimono Culture



Interbrand Regional Director EMEA/LatAm Rebecca Robins, co-author of Meta-luxury, shares her highlights for the week in luxury:

Making a mark in history, Aston Martin is back in F1 racing for the first time since 1960. Congrats AndyatAston!

Aston-Martin Racing

Belstaff opens in Japan with plans for pop-up experience.

Belstaff Japan

Double-digit growth at Cucinelli is proof-positive of a long-term approach to brandsculturesustainable growth.

A week in which metaluxury has entered business vocabulary in China, with a beautiful piece by JingDaily“China’s creativity is … our own… China has a DNA; it has metaluxury in its history.” 

China MetaLuxury

The kimono, haute couture and the remaking of relevance.

A sleeping beauty awakens—the legacy of Belperron.

Don’t miss a conversation with the inimitable Richard Mille.

Richard Mille Aston Martin

Dover Street Market reinvented:

Dover Street Market

Via Business of Fashion, from birch trees to the high street, a Nordic lesson in sustainable fashion.

A week for LVMH to celebrate creativity and craftsmanship. Recognizing unique achievement as the eight finalists are announced for the LVMH Prize 2016 creators. Also announcing the third edition of Les Journées Particulières, which gives exclusive access to the hallowed halls of 50 of the LVMH brands.


Craftsmanship revival with the announcement that British ceramics legacy brand Spode will reopen.


Words of the week:

Lines of Thought: 600 years of Cambridge University Library, 4,000 years of thought

Rebecca Robins is Regional Director, EMEA LatAm at Interbrand and co-author of the book Meta-luxury. Beats and tweets: @robins_rebecca

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