Amid a serious global recession, which has brought mass layoffs and plunging sales, the industry is trying to reach customers as typical fashion weeks might be out of step. For the luxury industry, this is usually a busy month. A plethora of retail buyers, journalists, and clients embark on a tour of New York, London, Milan, and Paris not t long after glossy fashion magazines publish their all-important issues.
They choose the trends which will power a global luxury goods market worth hundreds of billions rolling from town to city to take part in fashion weeks. Well, the pandemic has indeed turned the tables upside down, and there is nothing surprising to know that the fashion industry is crippled too as the ground beneath the industry is heaving under the weight of a pandemic, which has led to a plunge in sales, shocked global supply chains.
What do we expect ahead?
About the business model of luxury fashion, those the business model of luxury fashion. The worst time for the fashion industry was the second quarter of 2020, with industry growth unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2023 or 2024; as per a recent survey, global luxury sales are set to contract 25 percent to 45 percent this year. The majority of the designers feel they cannot afford to skip an opportunity to show new wares at a time when many companies are battling for survival.
Large groups, including Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, have been more insulated from the bitter pandemic headwinds as compared to most smaller stand-alone businesses. Where current virus rates have stayed low, experts see a substantial uptick in sales in the summer from Asian countries like mainland China, Japan, and South Korea.
What’s the scene with Ecommerce?
Giant E-commerce companies like Amazon have long looked for a way to become partners with luxury names whose customers have ordered over one billion fashion items via its mobile app in the last 12 months. For the majority of the clients in 2020, convenience and safety are priorities, and so brands are prompted to fast-track their digital strategies.