Creative Writing

Creative Writing

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    Burberry - a short bio

    Burberry - a short bio

    Burberry Group PLC is a luxurious British fashion company based in London, England. Bomber jackets, ready-to-wear outerwear, trendy shoes, scents, sunglasses, and cosmetics are made and sold by the flagship fashion house. Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, initially based on the production of outdoor clothes, the fashion house has expanded into the high fashion industry, creating a first of its kind fabric called Gabardine, which is both breathable and waterproof, and designed specially for the brand. Scarves, trench coats, and other fashion pieces based on the design are unique. In 1891 the first shop opened at Haymarket, London. Burberry was an autonomous, family-controlled company when it was reincorporated in 1955. It terminated its demerger from GUS plc, long-time controlling shareholder of the group, in 2005. Burberry was founded in 1856 when he opened his own shop in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, when Thomas Burberry, 21, a former apprentice draper. By 1870, by concentrating on outdoor clothing wear, the business had expanded. Burberry introduced the gabardine in his series in 1879, a hardwearing, water-resistant and breathable cloth in which the wool is waterproof before spinning. Burberry started opening a store in Haymarket, London in 1891. Western stars have begun to sport a brand called Burberrys. In the 1970s and 1980s Burberry reached deals with worldwide suppliers to produce new items for men, ladies and children, such as dresses, skirts, tops, sportswear, shoes, to the current British line. These goods, produced under the tight supervision of London headquarters, were distributed and sold to local distribution stores worldwide as well as through Burberry shops, leading to an rise in revenue and earnings for the brand in the late 1990s, although the real selling figure was not visible in the parent company's records, as the approved agreements were. In May 2001 Christopher Bailey joined Burberry as artistic director. Since 2014 Christopher Bailey has been Chief Operating Officer, and from 2014 to November 2017 CEO. In March 2018 Bailey stepped down as chief creative officer and left the company entirely before the end of 2018. Burberry became synonymous with the "chav" movement during 2001 and 2005, and he ism of hooligan football. The change of market image has been due to brands of poor quality, the rise of imitation items embracing the iconic test style of Burberry, and the embrace of celebrities closely associated with the "chav" trend. The football hooliganism organisation helped prohibit several venues from wearing Burberry check clothes. In December 2005, GUS divested their residual stake in Burberry. In July 2002, Burberry Group plc was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2005, Sanyo-shokai became the ready-to-wear licence holder for Burberry in Japan, with a market value of 435 million euros. In 2006 Rose Marie Bravo, who had led Burberry to a mainstream retail success by licencing as chief executive, agreed to retire. She was succeeded by another American, Angela Ahrendts, who joined Liz Claiborne in January 2006 and assumed the post of CEO on 1 July 2006. Ahrendts and Bailey quickly turned around the then Chav-like image of the firm at the end of Bravo's reign and the cheaper effect of the group's omnipresence by eliminating the brand's search design from all but 10% of the company's products, taking home the scent and makeup licences and purchasing the 20% Spanish Burberry franchise apologised for failing. The organisation said it has pulled the piece from its catalogue after criticising one of its own models, resulting in an online backlash. Burberry was forced to shutter 24 of their 64 Chinese mainland stores, due to the Coronavirus in February 2020.
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    Chanel - a short bio

    Chanel - a short bio

    Chanel GmbH. It is a French private company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was the early business associate of the couturière Coco Chanel. Chanel is a luxury retailer devoted to high-fashion, ready-made clothes, luxurious jewellery, and accessories. During his youth, Gabrielle Chanel got the title Coco during her time as a chanteuse. As a fashion designer, Coco Chanel catered for the taste of fashionable women wearing blouses and hats, trousers and caps, and simple jewellery style that replaced opulent, over-designed, and restricting dresses and accessories from the 19th century. Like Inès de La Fressange, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Vanessa Paradis, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Kennedy, Anna Mouglalis, Audrey Tautou, Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne, G-Dragon, Jennie Kim, and Marilyn Monroe, male and female fashion models, actresses and actors have personified the Chanel firms. Chanel is renowned for perfume No. 5 de Chanel and Chanel Coat. Using jersey fabric by Chanel produced fashionable, cheap garments. Chanel revolutionised luxury, high fashion and everyday wear by mixing conventional corset- and bodice-based silhouettes with utilitarian fabrics, while at the same time showcasing the woman's body. In the 1920s, the simple-line models of Chanel couture made popular the "flat-chested" fashions that were the reverse of the hourglass-figure created by late 19th-century fashions, the Belle Époque of France, and the Edwardian of Britain. Chanel used colours that are generally associated with European dominance, such as black and navy blue, to represent boldness of a feminine character. The clothes of House of Chanel feature quilted fabric and leather trimmings; quilted design enhances fabric, form, and finish, ensuring a dress that maintains its shape and purpose when worn. Another example of these haute couture techniques is the woollen Chanel dress, a knee-length skirt and a cardigan-style jacket, trimmed and decorated with black embroidery and gold-colored buttons. The accompanying pieces were double-tone pump shoes and jewellery, usually a pearl necklace, and a leather handbag. Chanel's House started in 1909, when Gabrielle Chanel opened a millinery shop at 160 Malesherbes Boulevard, the ground floor of the Parisian apartment of socialite and silk businessman Étienne Balsan, of which she was the owner. Since the Balsan flat was also a salon for the French hunting and sporting elite, Chanel had the opportunity to meet their demi-mondaine mistresses, who as such were beauty ladies, around whom the wealthiest men exhibited their riches as ornate dresses, jewellery and hats. The Chanel emblem consists of two interlocked letters-C contrary, one facing left, one facing right. Chanel was given the logotype by The Château de Crémat, Nice and was not licenced as a trademark until the first Chanel shops were set up. Together with other brands, Chanel is a victim of counterfeiters. The authentic classic Chanel handbag retails for about US$ 4,150, but a copy typically costs just US$ 200. Beginning in the nineties, all genuine Chanel handbags were numbered. Cosmetics is Chanel's most widely accessible brand, with counters in department stores around the country like Harrods, Galeries Lafayette, Bergdorf Goodman, Hudson's Bay, and David Jones, Wojooh, John Lewis, Debenhams, Boots and its own beauty boutiques. Chanel High Jewellery was founded in November 1932. Chanel made her debut at her home in Saint-Honoré Faubourg, France, dubbed ' Bijoux de Diamants. ' In 2012, the company produced a special collection to celebrate Diamants ' 80th anniversary. There are actually in series Major Jewelry, Camelia, Comete, Coco Dash, Baroque, 1932, Mini, Bridal, and Jewelry Watches. In 1987 the division of the Chanel wristwatch was established. In 1995 Division proposed a second edition, the Matelassé. Although Première and Matelassé wristwatches were famous brands, in 2000, with the introduction of the Chanel J12 series of unisex-style wristwatches made from ceramic materials, Chanel wristwatches established itself as a Chanel brand. The J12 range of wristwatches offers models in four dial-face sizes: 33 mm, 38 mm, 41 mm, 42 mm. Chanel Ltd., 2008. And the Chanel ceramic AP-3125 clockwork crafted especially for the House of Chanel by Audemars Piguet. Chanel operates the Château Rauzan-Ségla Vineyards & Winery, Château Canon and St. Supéry Estate.
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    Gucci - a short bio

    Gucci - a short bio

    Gucci is an Italian luxury fashion and leather goods brand. Gucci was created in the year 1921 by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Tuscany. According to BusinessWeek, in 2008 Gucci posted sales of about € 4.2 billion worldwide and climbed to 41st position in Interbrand's 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" magazine list; it kept that spot in Interbrand's 2014 ranking. Gucci, too, had the highest sales in Italy. As of September 2009, Gucci has opened about 278 privately owned stores around the country, wholesaleing its products to franchisors and luxury grocery stores. The corporation was valued at US$ 12.1bn in 2013, with US$ 4.7bn in sales. Gucci is ranked 38th most valuable brand in the Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands list, with a cumulative valuation as of May 2015 of $12.4bn. As of January 2015 the artistic director is Alessandro Michele. Young Guccio Gucci was intrigued by the luxurious luggage he saw as an immigrant hotel worker in Paris and later in London taking metropolitan visitors with him at the Savoy Hotel. Until leaving he visited the producer H.J. Cellar and Sons. After returning to his Florence hometown, a city famed for high-quality fabrics and skilled craftsmen, he opened a shop in 1920, offering classic-styled fine leather goods. Even though Gucci planned his workrooms for new manufacturing methods, he maintained traditional elements of manufacture. Initially in plain Florentine leather crafts Gucci hired skilled workers, attentive to end. Expanded machine-stitching was a manufacturing process that assisted construction. Gucci's famous designs made its products one of the most widely repeated worldwide in the early 2000s. Various manufacturing methods have been applied to the processed tropical animal skins of pigskin, horse and. We used lightweight nylon and satin as evening belts. In 1947, Bamboo was first used to make handbag handles using a heating and moulding process and in 1960, it introduced purses made with shoulder strap and snaffle-bit decoration. Gucci's luxurious butterfly pattern was custom-made in 1964 for silk foulards with more luxuriant floral patterns. In 1966 a distinctive snaffle-bit decoration was applied to the original Gucci loafer, while in 1970 the "Rolls-Royce" luggage pack was launched. The company's product ranges also featured clocks, jewellery, sunglasses, and eyewear. The use of the double-G symbol for belt buckles and other jewellery accessories was a highly popular term, adopted in 1964. Conceived in the late 1980s, a change in identity has transformed Gucci into a major competitor and a successful luxury company. In October 1995, Gucci went public and launched its first public offering for $22 a share on AMEX and NYSE. This also proved a good year in November 1997 when Gucci obtained a watch licence, Severin-Montres, and called this Gucci Timepieces. As of 2016, Gucci's Internet presence has expanded with more online consumers looking for the brand. In 2017, the company announced an 115 per cent growth in sales, with more than $61,798,514 raised in investment in ads. In reality, the fashion house posted a 44.5 per cent increase in revenue in the nine months ended September 30, 2017. This growth can be due to the success of its new marketing campaign which has helped the business integrate the digital world into the in-store atmosphere and link to a larger customer audience. Gucci announced an rise in web visits from 1.8 M visitors to 4.2 M visitors in December 2017 to 130 per cent in January 2017. Gucci has concentrated on the online shopping experience, creating a sense of digital confidence through the "Agenda" editorial section showcasing visually rich large images and videos, providing updates on new fashion collections. The company has frequently shared backstage posts with pattern and design details that highlights the craftsmanship of any product design. It has helped clients to develop a stronger emotional bond with the brand. Gucci may be used as a word to describe items of a high price or quality, or something that looks great, referring to high retail costs and the brand's success in the fashion market, but without the strong meaning that the piece is a Gucci. The earliest recorded use of the word used in this manner is found in the September 1999 issue of Harper's Bazaar, in which singer Lenny Kravitz describes his bedroom as "very Gucci."
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    H&M - a short bio

    H&M - a short bio

    Hennes & Mauritz AB or H&M is a Swedish multinational manufacturer of clothing, known for its fast-fashion clothes for men, women, teenagers and children. As of November 2019, in 74 countries with more than 5,000 stores and 126,000 full-time equivalent staff, H&M trades under several brand names. This is the second-largest regional clothes retailer, only behind Inditex, Spain. The company has a large online presence, with online shopping available in 33 countries: in 1947, when Erling Persson opened his first store in Västerås, Sweden, he founded the company. The company, called Hennes, sold solely female clothes. A Supermarket opened in Norway in 1964. In 1968 Persson acquired the recreational clothes store Mauritz Widforss, which resulted in the introduction of a menswear line to the product collection and the change of name to Hennes & Mauritz. In November 2004, Selected firm stores sold an exclusive collection by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. The press recorded massive queues and the initial inventories were sold out within an hour in the bigger cities, but the clothes were still accessible in less fashion-sensitive areas until they were distributed to meet the business ' demand. In addition to the H&M brand, the company is composed of five subsidiary firms under different identities. Q4 2016 saw the launch in The Dubai Mall of a new H&M brand called ' H&M Data. ' In March 2007 COS opened its flagship store with a Royal Academy catwalk exhibition on Regent Street in London. The concept is composed of minimalist style influenced by architecture, graphics and design. It specialises in traditional dress pieces for men and women which are less trend-oriented than other similarly priced brands. COS makes clothes which can be worn all season long. COS has 197 branches across Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and the Middle East in 34 cities, and also retails online from cosstores.com to 19 markets. Created in 2004, Cheap Monday is a full-fashion brand known for its famous skull style. The brand is available from various stores nationwide, as well as from its own distributors and e-commerce site cheapmonday.com. H&M bought 60 percent of the stock of the Swedish clothing firm FaBric Scandinavien AB in 2008 and purchased the remaining shares at a combined price of $62.3 m in 2010. The group's three brands Cheap Monday, Monki and Weekday tend to work as independent entities. The first ARKET store was opened in Regent Lane in August 2017, and has been in planning since June 2015. The firm is called "a modern-day sector," which houses a line known as the "archive," where each item is defined by a nine-digit code separated into division, category, product, and material. ARKET also sells girls ' wear and homewares, and has an in-store café. Weekday, named WEEKDAY, ' carries in-house markings, including MTWTFSS WEEKDAY and Weekday Set, as well as external markings. The business has stores in 9 markets and is available online in 18 markets at weekday.com, and in 140 markets at asos.com. Nearly 200 workers died out in one week in August 2011, at a Cambodian factory supplying H&M. Food waste, poor ventilation, malnutrition and even "mass hysteria" were all blamed for causing the workers to become sick. Cambodia's minimum wage is the equivalent of just $66 a month, a amount claim by human rights groups is not even half that enough to satisfy basic needs. It was revealed on 6 January 2010 that unsold or refunded clothes and other items were cut off before being allegedly dumped in one New York City store to prevent resale or use. As of January 2012, H&M unveiled the H&M Design Award, an international design exhibition for apparel designers. The award is intended to inspire young designers to start early careers. In April 2014 H&M joined Zara and other retail corporations to change their supply chain to protect protected forests. H&M collaborated with Canopy, a non-profit organization, to remove fragile and aged trees from their dissolvable pulp supply chain for their viscose and rayon products.
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    Hermes - a short bio

    Hermes - a short bio

    Hermès International S.A., or simply Hermès, is a French high fashion luxury goods company founded in 1837. It specialises in clothes, cosmetics, home furnishings, perfumery, jewellery and ready-to-wear fabrics. The symbol has been of a horse-drawn carriage of the Duc since the 1950s. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski is the current Artistic Director. Thierry Hermès was born, in Krefeld, Germany, to a French father and a German mother. The family moved to France in 1828. In 1837 Hermès first opened a harness factory in the Grands Boulevards Quarter in Paris, committed to helping European noblemen. For the carriage industry he made high-quality wrought harnesses and bridles, winning several prizes including first prize in his class in 1855 and again at the Universelles Exhibitions in Paris in 1867. Despite the company's apparent success in the 1970's, exemplified by the various stores being founded nationwide, Hermès started to fall into competition with rivals. Like other firms that were calling for innovative man-made innovations, some market experts have attributed the cause to Hermès ' insistence on using renewable materials solely for their products. During a two-week split in orders the Hermès workrooms had been quiet. The resurrected success on the Hermès fragrances markets may have been due to the consumer's increasingly paradigmatic shift back to natural products, as opposed to chemical ones. This claim has certainly contributed to Hermès ' scents being re-established as a major player in fragrance industry. From the 1980s onwards Tableware became a major division of the business. And, eventually, more than 30 000 products were added to Hermès ' product line in 1990. New products in the show featured crystal and porcelain. By 2008 Hermès had 14 luxury goods brands, including Lola Prusac, Jacques Delahaye, Catherine de Karolyi, Monsieur Levaillant, Nicole de Vesian, Eric Bergère, Claude Brouet, Tan Giudicelli, Marc Audibet, Mariot Chane, Bernard Sanz, Martin Margiela, Jean- Gaultier, Christophe Lemaire, Véronique Nichanian and Nadège Vanhee-, among others. Hermès sales consist of about 30% leather products, 15% accessories, 12% scarves and 43% other pieces. The company imports no goods and maintains tight control of its broad inventory design and production. The group remains committed to its traditional business model, and rejects mass production, assembly lines, and mechanisation. Hermès ' goods are made almost exclusively by hand in France in medium-sized factories known as Les Ateliers Hermès, which emphasise high-quality output. In fact, Hermès assumes that most items are produced from start to finish by only one person, which will guarantee the quality and authenticity of its products. In 1937 they invented the scarf or carré. The first example was a 70 cm x 70 cm print of white-wigged females playing a typical game of the period, a custom design called "Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches." Hermès oversaw the creation of her scarves in the process, obtaining raw Chinese silk, spinning it into yarn and weaving it twice as hard and heavy as any of the scarves produced at the time. In 1946 the firm launched a selection of silk neckties in different motifs and widths for customers. Neckties account for 10 per cent of overall revenue of the product. For years Hermès has collaborated with Tuareg tribesmen for silver jewellery. Popular Saharan nomad motifs are also repeated in different pieces from Hermès like scarves. Hermès is known for its hand-made luggage and handbags. Deliveries can take 18 to 24 hours. For starters, the construction of a Kelly bag takes 18 hours to fully realize. Hermès ' leathers come from all over the world. Customers will normally wait from six months to one year for the arrival of one of the house's signature packages. By the way, if Hermès ' leather items need to be replaced, owners can send an item to any Hermès store, where it will be shipped to Les Ateliers Hermès in Pantin for restoration or reconditioning.
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    Louis Vuitton - a short bio

    Louis Vuitton - a short bio

    Louis Vuitton Malletier is a French fashion house and luxury retail business founded by Louis Vuitton in 1854 and is commonly known as Louis Vuitton or shortened to LV. The company's LV monogram exists on many of the brands, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, suits, jewellery, jewellery, makeup, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's largest international fashion houses; it sells its products through independent boutiques, high-end department store lease branches, and the e-commerce portal on its website. For six straight years Louis Vuitton was named the most popular luxury brand in the world. The 2012 value was US$ 25.9billion. The 2013 valuation of the company was US$ 28.4 billion, with a turnover of US$ 9.4 billion. The group works in 50 countries around the world, with over 460 outlets. Vuitton founded the Louis Vuitton label on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France, in 1854. Louis Vuitton started out at $10,567 as a purchase price. Louis Vuitton had discovered that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk can be easily lined. Vuitton made the trianon fabric into his flat-topped trunks in 1858, making them lightweight and airtight. Before the introduction of Vuitton's trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, usually to facilitate water drainage, and it was not possible to stack. It was Vuitton's Trianon's grey canvas flat trunk which allowed them to stack them with ease of transportation on top of another. Later on many other models of the luggage imitated Vuitton's feel and architecture. Starting from the 19th century, Louis Vuitton trunks were handmade. Contemporary fashion gives a snapshot of the development of the LV trunks: the craftsmen line up the leather and the canvas, tap one by one in the tiny nails and lock the five-letter solid pick-proof brass locks with an individual handmade key, designed to allow the traveller to use only one key for his or her whole luggage. The wooden frames of the rising tree are made of 30-year-old poplar, which had been left to dry for at least four years. Can trunk has a serial number that can take up to 60 hours to make, and a valve up to 15 hours to make. "All of the company's products use the brown Damier and Monogram Canvas fabrics, both of which were first introduced in the late 19th century. All of the company's pieces bear the eponymous LV initials. The company markets its product in its own stores around the world, which are made by it. The company also distributes the goods from LouisVuitton.com, its own online site. The company Louis Vuitton has a worldwide reputation and has included famous models, artists and celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Keith Richards, Madonna, Sean Connery, Matthias Schoenaerts, Angelina Jolie, Gisele Bündchen, Mikhail Gorbachev and David Bowie in their advertising campaigns. Commonly, the company uses newspaper and poster print ads in cosmopolitan cities. The 1980's saw Razzia's popularity with Louis Vuitton Posters. She has traditionally focussed on chosen publications for the commercial advertisements provided from Annie Leibovitz. Nevertheless, the creative team's manager, Antoine Arnault, has recently opted for ads and cinema: the commercial fits the theme "Where does life take you?" dubbed in 13 different languages. It is the first commercial ad ever made by Vuitton and was directed by renowned French addirector Bruno Aveillan. In May 2017, media reported on alleged mistreatment of the famous Louis Vuitton model Ulrikke Høyer who was to appear at a cruise show in Kyoto Louis Vuitton. The 20-year-old model was told to be "too fat" and "too big" for her costume, measuring 91.5 cm around her hips upon arrival, and was ordered to drink only 24 hours of water. The model said that only her agent in France had told her that she had sent an email containing the text she came to Tokyo yesterday to do her final suit, and that she did not wear the same outfit anymore. She has a bow, her nose is more puffy and her back dress is open, so that you can see it is tight. "Ultimately she was excluded from the series, despite the guidelines. The model said she "received hundreds of messages from women" from the same casting director Louis Vuitton who suffered similar maltreatment. The casting director denied the allegations and described the instructions concerning the ingestion of water as a confusion, that the model was told to restrict the consumption of liquids to tea.