When Virgil Abloh from Off-White was appointed LV Creative Director, many declared the death of luxury. Today, after 1 year from his first collection, more and more brands have followed the path to a new luxury closer to younger generations of consumers advocating for comfortable, yet stylish outfits. Those collections are dropped exclusively in limited edition and selected distribution. Bestsellers such as t-shirts and sneakers are currently driving the sales of luxury brands and non, populating auctions, and StockX, also known as the stock market for sneakers.
Join our panel of professionals with a long experience and deep understanding of the retail industry and the Asian market. The seminar will provide insights into the latest trends focusing on how “comfort” has become a necessary component for brands to reach new generations of consumers. RSVP to secure your spot!
Jorge Martin, Head of Fashion Research, Euromonitor International
Jorge Martin is Head of Fashion Research at Euromonitor International, a global market research company providing strategic intelligence on industries, companies, economies and consumers around the world.
Jorge Martin is in charge of the research programme and analytical content published around fashion industries. He has direct responsibility for the content and quality of Euromonitor’s database and is responsible for publishing strategic research content with a focus on corporate strategies, market and consumer trends, competitive intelligence, retail performance and opportunity analysis.
Prior to joining Euromonitor International, Jorge was a Research Analyst for Quid S.L., where he conducted qualitative research across several FMCG industries.
He has a master’s degree in Applied Social and Market Research (Westminster University, United Kingdom) and a degree in Psychology (Universidad Complutense, Spain).
Filippo Gori, Managing Director, Geox Asia Pacific Limited
Filippo Gori is a fashion professional with finance and consulting background.
After having worked 3 years in management consulting he joined GE Energy where he worked 3 years in FP&A. Soon after he began his journey in fashion, working for Emilio Pucci (Retail Controller), Gucci (Greater China CFO) and Replay (CEO Apac). In 2016 Filippo joined Vip.com as BD Director for international brands and established a profitable business in less than one year. In 2017 Filippo joined Roberto Cavalli, in one year and a half he opened in 3 new markets and increased the store network from 2 to 20 across Asia.
Stefano Passarello, Managing Director, Hawksford NE Asia
He is a serial entrepreneur below 40 years old. He founded People & Projects, now part of Hawksford, and represented his company to speak frequently in seminars covering expertise on business, finance, and startups. His speakership extends to sport roundtables on training, postural and nutrition strategies, and techniques. Since 2009, Stefano is sponsored by Asics thanks to his sports achievements including the title holder of the Hong Kong Marathon HKAAA record and No.1 age-group runner in the history of Ironman World Championship. Stefano strongly believes in the union and direct correlation between competitive sports performances and successful business and family life – these concepts were once mutually exclusive until recently become more accepted and possibly marking a new paradigm of work-life balance.
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