About this Course
Learn how fashion and luxury companies work and understand their brands, products, retail, and communication strategies. Travel through business models, international development, and product categories with industry influent experts. Adopting a case-study approach, the course presents strategic brand management in luxury and fashion companies as a balancing act: tradition vs. innovation, expertise vs. experimentation, casual vs. stylish; in order to increase the brand value by nurturing the brand heritage and at the same time staying fresh, relevant, and contemporary in the global marketplace. Topics such as the impact of new retail channels, new media channels, and new business declinations for the brand and emerging markets will be discussed in the course.
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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Brand ManagementStrategic ManagementProduct ManagementRetail Management
Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Clock

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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3 hours to complete

What is Fashion? What is Luxury? Defining Complex Competitive Systems and Business Logics

Welcome to the first week of our course! Before moving this week contents, please dedicate some time to read the About the Course section where you can find a series of useful information to approach the course the best way. The Trips&Tricks section contains some insights and best practices that Lucia Paladino (an industry expert) shared with our community. Once you have done with these introductory readings you can finally move to the first contents! This first module is dedicated to a general introduction to fashion and luxury concepts: what they imply, how they are perceived, how they differ, and what other basic ideas in this industry are....
Reading
10 videos (Total 55 min), 8 readings
Video10 videos
2. New Trends6m
3. The Dream Factor and Media System4m
4. What Is Luxury?6m
5. Luxury as a Product4m
6. Luxury as a Business3m
7. Luxury as a Culture4m
8. Luxury as a Customer3m
9. What Is Luxury Not?4m
10. Fashion, Luxury, and Millennials: Interviews (Additional Material)5m
Reading8 readings
Above and Beyond the Course10m
Surviving the Course10m
About Professors10m
Additional Readings & Material10m
Coffee with a Fashion Expert10m
Careers in Fashion and Luxury Companies10m
Best Practices in Fashion and Luxury Companies10m
Slides and Pinterest10m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

The Evolution of Business Models: From Designers to Fast Fashion Retailers

This second week will be significantly denser and more time consuming than the first one. The topic is that of Business Models in Fashion and Luxury, and will give you a lot of important insights on this industry. ...
Reading
16 videos (Total 125 min), 1 reading
Video16 videos
Fashion Market Segmentation10m
Business Models Framework5m
Business Models in the Market5m
Luxury Brands6m
Luxury Conglomerates4m
Premium Brands5m
Designer Brands6m
Vertical Retailers - Mass or Fast8m
Interview with Moncler10m
Licensing21m
Interview with Rainbow3m
Textile Industry3m
Ingredient Brands3m
Interview with Albini16m
Interview with Vitale Barberis Canonico11m
Reading1 readings
Slides and Pinterest10m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Stylistic Identity and the Product Development Process: The Role of Heritage, Stylistic Codes and Icon Products in Defining the Seasonal Collection

Welcome to module 3! The main topics here will be the complexity of product development, brand identity, stylistic identity, and the development of the collection. Remember also that at the end of this module you will find the first QUIZ (counting 40% of the final grade)! This quiz is going to test your knowledge and understanding of the first three modules. You need to listen to all video lectures and to read all the slides of the three modules carefully to successfully complete it....
Reading
8 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Concept of Stylistic Identity5m
How to Develop a Collection7m
Brand Identity7m
Case Study: Woolmark2m
Interview: Landor and Associates8m
Case Study: DSQUARED27m
Case Study: BOTTEGA VENETA3m
Reading2 readings
Slides and Pinterest10m
About Quizzes - Read carefully10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Modules 1-340m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Image Identity and the Communication Process: Key Activities, Decision Makers, the Challenge of Creating Digital Contents for Fashion and Luxury Brands

Week 4 will cover another very crucial topic: Communication. Communication per se is an extremely rich and broad topic and the fashion and luxury industry requires a specific and dedicated chapter as it encompasses unique aspects that need to be correctly addressed and understood. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 100 min), 2 readings
Video7 videos
How to Build a Strong Communication Identity12m
Masstige19m
The Digital Challenge4m
Round Table with International Bocconi Students18m
Interview with Tomaso Galli18m
Interview with Attila & Co.14m
Reading2 readings
Slides and Pinterest10m
Additional Material10m

5

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Retail Identity and Retail Management: the Customer’s Experience Within a Mix of Channels. The Future of Fashion E-tailing.

In a world where geographical boundaries are physically and virtually evolving, companies need to be able to manage their international presence without losing their identity. There are a number of elements that need to be taken into account when planning retail strategy. Traditional distribution channels evolve while new channels enrich the scenario. This is also our last week of the course. At the end of it you will have the second QUIZ (40% of the final grade) covering module 4 and 5. Also in this case be sure to listen to all lectures and interviews, and to read all the slides to prepare yourself properly. Once you have done with this second quiz, you can move to the FINAL TEST. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Defining Retail3m
Retail Trends and Formats4m
Retail Channels5m
Retail Management3m
Retail Identity3m
Customer Experience2m
E-commerce6m
Case Study: DSQUARED24m
Interview with Vente-Privee4m
Reading2 readings
Slides and Pinterest10m
Join he Discussion On Showrooming / Webrooming10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 & 530m

6

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

FINAL TEST

Congratulations! You made it up to here! The structure of the final test is different from the previous quizzes: you will be given 10 multiple choice questions based on two annual reports (Ferragamo and Nike). Of course the questions will be related to topics covered in the course but this time we are asking you to apply your knowledge to these two specific cases. The benefit of this format is twofold: on one hand you can apply some of the concepts you have learned so far, on the other you will see an annual report, a fundamental source of information you may have to handle in the future. This test will be more challenging than the two previous quizzes but don't give up, and it counts only for 20% of the final grade in order not to penalize too much who is struggling with it. ...
Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 readings
Annual Reports10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final Test20m
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Top Reviews

By VKSep 19th 2016

Интересно! Модная индустрия в разрезе. Полезная теоретическая информация, кейсы и вдохновляющие истории. Тесты несложные, но по делу. Рекомендую профессионалам за пределами сферы моды, интересующимся.

By PMMar 2nd 2017

What a great resource for both Fashion and Business Students around the world. I am a student in London using this resource to further my knowledge and Iove it. I will continue using and supporting.

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