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|Author||: Kyojiro Hata|
|Editor||: Editions Assouline|
In 1976, Kyojiro Hata joined Louis Vuitton to take over the reigns of a brand that at that time lacked any identity and was underdeveloped. In a few short years he turned it into the most sought after brand in Japan, and participated from Asia in giving Louis Vuitton a new breath of energy. At the same time, he created a new business model that has come to be used by many other brands wanting to enter the Japanese market. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the famous brand, Kyojiro Hata explains for the first time the brilliant vision that guided him in this exemplary success story.
|Author||: Yoshiyuki Iwamoto|
|Editor||: Algora Publishing|
This is a story of Japanese business and finance since 1986. During the OC bubbleOCO in the late 80s caused by the 2.5% prime rate, racketeers had a field day buying land. Then easy money was suddenly stopped, saddling banks with nearly $1 trillion in uncolle"
|Author||: Pierre Léonforte,Éric Pujalet-Plaá|
|Editor||: Harry N. Abrams|
Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century and opened the world to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to all situations—and the travel trunk was born. Authors Pierre Léonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà curate 100 of the finest trunks the Louis Vuitton company has produced on commission, including boxes made for movie stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sharon Stone and couturiers from Jeanne Lanvin to Karl Lagerfeld, as well as cases designed for Ernest Hemingway, Leopold Stokowski, and Damien Hirst. Illustrated with 600 images taken from the Louis Vuitton archives and new photographs made especially for this book, this is the definitive history of personalized objects of both practicality and luxury.
|Author||: Ian Melville|
'Marketing in Japan' is ideal for executives wanting a 'hands-on' guide to entering the Japanese market. If you are already operating any kind of business venture either in Japan or with Japan, or if you hope to do so in the future, this book is for you. It provides business people with all the necessary information about business, including marketing and distribution in Japan. Few Westerners have as thorough and distinguished a background in different areas of Japanese trade as Ian Melville; in addition to several years of exporting to Japan, he teaches Japanese business at Tokyo's Sophia University completing a PhD in the subject at Tokyo University. Marketing in Japan is an important book that will ensure that readers become well equipped to deal with increasing their business in Japan.
|Author||: Paul Pluta|
An easy to read guide for all lovers of Louis Vuitton. I am very passionate about collecting Louis Vuitton and this book is the result of years of collecting. I have been a Louis Vuitton fan since I was 15 years old.This book covers the following topics:-LOUIS VUITTON â€“ BOOKS, CATALOGUES AND LITERATURE.HOLY GRAIL PIECES. TELLING FAKES FROM GENUINE ITEMS. BUYING GENUINE LOUIS VUITTON FROM EBAY. BUYING NEW FROM THE LOUIS VUITTON STORE. LOUIS VUITTON IN THE WORKPLACE. LOUIS VUITTON AND SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT. CARING/CLEANING LOUIS VUITTON ITEMS
|Author||: Toby Slade|
Japanese Fashion examines the entire sweep of Japanese clothing history, from the sophisticated fashion systems of late-Edo period kimonos to the present day, providing possible theories of how Japan made this fashion journey and linking current theories of fashion to the Japanese example. The book is unique in that it provides the first full history of the last 200 years of Japanese clothing. It is also the first book to include Asian fashion as part of global fashion as well as fashion theory. It adds a hitherto absent continuity to the understanding of historical and current fashion in Japan, and is pioneering in offering possible theories to account for that entire history. By providing an analysis of how that entire history changes our understanding of the way fashion works, this book will be an essential text for all students of fashion and design.
|Author||: Simon Castets|
|Editor||: Rizzoli International Publications|
A large-format tribute to the influential brand's most visible collaborations features critical essays that examine and position the firm's patronage, in an exploration of the art, fashion, and architecture that was created in conjunction with such notables as Annie Liebovitz, Vanessa Beecroft, and Olafur Eliasson.
|Author||: Dana Thomas|
Documents how luxury goods have been transformed by a shift from exclusive distribution practices by quality-minded family businesses to mass production by profit-minded big corporations, revealing the secrets of top designers while examining the ways in which today's methods have had a negative impact.
|Author||: Paul Husband|
|Editor||: Nicholas Brealey|
In today's Asia, you are what you wear. The Cult of the Luxury Brand is the first book to explore how and why an amazing "luxeplosion" is rocking Asia, sweeping up not just the glitzy upper crust, but secretaries toting their Burberry bags, junior executives sporting Rolex watches, and university students in Ferragamo shoes. Hong Kong boasts more Gucci and Hermes stores than New York or Paris. China's luxury market is growing with such gusto that it will single-handedly be the biggest by 2014. Even India, the new kid on the luxury block, has three-month waiting lists for hot items, while in Tokyo, the epicenter of the cult, 94 percent of women in their 20s own a Louis Vuitton bag. The cult of the luxury brand is so powerful that Asian consumers account for as much as half of the $80 billion global luxe industry. Radha Chadha and Paul Husband explain the paradox of simultaneously pumping up your product's status while pumping it out to the masses. They crack the code of the cult, offering a tried-and-tested approach to creating an explosive following for your brand. They outline a powerful model that explains the spread of luxury in developed markets such as Japan and Hong Kong, while predicting the future course for emerging markets such as China and India. They also examine the phenomenon of "geniune fakes," impossible to tell from the real thing but detracting from its sales. Written by world-leading experts in a highly accessible style, the book draws on over 150 interviews with industry experts, market studies in 10 countries, and the authors' collective experience across Asia. It offers a glimpse of the thriving retail scene, from glorious flagship stores in Tokyo to bustling local markets in Seoul, and compares the various consumer segments to understand the inner motives for their obsession. It demonstrates how the continent's massive economic and social transformation is dismantling centuries-old ways of defining your place in society, and how your spot on today's social totem pole is marked by your Chanel suit and your Cartier watch. Whether you are a business professional targeting the Asian consumer, a marketer interested in trend spotting, or a shopper fascinated by luxury brands, this book opens the door to success.
|Author||: Gerardo R. Ungson,Yim-Yu Wong|
|Editor||: M.E. Sharpe|
International business is undergoing continuous transformation as multinational firms and comparative management evolve in the changing global economy. To succeed in this challenging environment firms need a well-developed capability for sound strategic decisions. This comprehensive text provides an applied and integrated strategic framework for developing capabilities that lead to global success. Thoroughly classroom tested at five universities, it is designed to help readers achieve three essential objectives: --First, it provides intellectual and practical guidelines for students to execute goals and strategies that lead to meaningful and productive results. The book is packed with frameworks, cases, anchoring exercises, techniques, and tools to help readers emerge with a completed business plan after the last chapter. --Second, it focuses on strategy and how firms build competitive presence and advantages in a global context. A primary learning objective is to enable students and managers to understand and evaluate the major issues in strategy formulation and implementation in a global context. --Third, it provides an accessible framework that will help guide readers in making strategic decisions that are sound and effective. It offers a unifying process that delineates the necessary steps in analyzing the readiness of a firm to do business abroad. --In addition to core issues, each chapter presents frameworks, analytical tools, action-oriented items, and a real-world case--all designed to provide insights on the challenges imposed by globalization and technology on managers operating in a global context.
|Author||: Karen Homer|
|Editor||: Welbeck Publishing Group|
Little Book of Louis Vuitton is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses. Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the young Louis seeking his fortune in Paris through to two world wars, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties, there is no era in which this most opulent of brands hasn't thrived. Detailing the global expansion of Louis Vuitton in the 1980s, the creation of the powerful fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the appointment in 1997 of Marc Jacobs, this is the story of a transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label. Louis Vuitton's continued evolution under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière and Virgil Abloh is also depicted through fabulous images and captivating text.
|Author||: Brian Moeran,Lise Skov|
First book of its kind to examine images of women in Japanese consumerism. Explores a variety of media targeted at women - in particular magazines, but also television, popular literature and consumer trends. Covers visual and print media.
|Author||: R. Larke,M. Causton|
Japanese distribution was long seen as archaic and difficult to understand, but today that has changed. Domestic firms stretching across all retail formats and categories have taken control of channels and now lead the consumer market from the front. They are now so advanced that the very best are bursting out of the Japanese market and operating across Asia and even as far as Western Europe. Through case studies and concrete examples, this book provides the most detailed analysis of retailing in Japan ever written; it is the definitive guide to how Japan has changed and what to expect in the future.
|Author||: Dana Thomas|
From the author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes - Once luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty. It offered a history of tradition, superior quality, and a pampered buying experience. Today, however, luxury is simply a product packaged and sold by multibillion-dollar global corporations focused on growth, visibility, brand awareness, advertising, and, above all, profits. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the dark side of the luxury industry to uncover all the secrets that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don't want us to know. Deluxe is an uncompromising look behind the glossy façade that will enthrall anyone interested in fashion, finance, or culture.