Quote of the day

Quote of the day: Birkenstock’s Oliver Reichert on the power of collaboration



Birkenstock x Dior collaboration by Daniel Stier

“I want to keep the roof open. And this is what we do with 1774 – invite influential and creative people to come and have a picnic with us. I don’t need the money; I need their energy stream. Their view and interpretation of the brand.”
Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert, on the secret sauce of the $5 billion brand, How To Spend It  (more…)



Quote of the day: Jerry Hall on Fortnum & Mason



“I loved going shopping in London, like at Fortnum & Mason. They have these guys in uniform with white gloves there and they never rush you. They stand there forever. They’d say, “May I help you, ma’am?” and I’d say, “Mmm… maybe I’ll have this can of soup.” And they’d say, “Oh, that’s a lovely brand, ma’am—one of our most popular.” And they’d hold up the can of soup and follow you around for like an hour holding up cans of soup and boxes of biscuits and jars of all sorts of sauces… “And this one, ma’am, is so lovely with duck.” They’d go on and on. I couldn’t get over it.”

I’m loving this description of Jerry Hall cavorting round Fortnum’s. (more…)



Quote of the day: Pieter Mulier on Alaïa’s value-for-time approach



“He was taking his own time, but I also discovered that his clothes withstand time. They are eternal. While I was discussing with Richemont, I bought a lot of vintage pieces and each time I realized they were immune to aging. At Alaïa, creation has its own pace. Such a rare thing in the landscape of fashion. Time as luxury.”

A great reflection from Pieter Mulier on Azzedine Alaïa’s appreciation of time, Vogue. (more…)