'Insightful and thought-provoking - this is an indispensable guide to those looking to understand the modern luxury industry.' -Mark Dunhill, CEO, Fabergé
'A practical and essential resource for anyone involved in the business of selling luxury fashion. At last, I have a resource to which I can refer people.' -James Ogilvy, Publisher, Luxury Briefing, London
'Uché has written a true classic that will be a benchmark for years to come.' -Milton Pedrezza, CEO, The Luxury Institute, New York
'Luxury Fashion Branding demonstrates that fashion is not just about flounces and flash, but has a true business edge that cannot be given short drift.'- Yaffa Assouline, Editor-in-chief, LuxuryCulture.Com / Assouline Media
'Finally, the business of luxury has received what it has been missing for years, in this book.'- Christian Jagodzinski, CEO & Founder, Villazzo Villa Hotel Group
'This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about competing in the luxury fashion arena. Uché's insights on the strategic aspects of brand management have helped us position Bontoni at the highest end of the luxury market' - Lewis Cutillo, Co-Founder, Bontoni
'This is a pioneering exposé on a dynamic area of human endeavour -luxury goods-, focusing on it as a business.' -Wladimir Sachs, PhD, Associate Dean, Research, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
'This book is not just an excellent resource for the established luxury world, but an essential read for luxury players of the emerging markets who wish to compete on the international level' -Lieran Stubbings, Director, Global Luxury Forum
'Although the subtitle of this book is Trends, Tactics, Techniques, there's a whole lot more than that. The author is nothing if not thorough. I was intrigued by this book' -Zoë Page, The Book Bag
About the Author
Uché Okonkwo is recognized worldwide as one of the pioneer luxury business strategists. A true veteran of the luxury industry, she has closely collaborated with renowned luxury companies including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Fabergé, Christian Dior, Burberry, Tiffany's, Rémy Martin, Boucheron, Oscar de La Renta among many others.
She is the Executive Director& Founder of Luxe Corp (www.luxe-corp.com), the pioneer Luxury Strategy& Management consultancy company based at Paris' famed Place Vendôme, with a worldwide clientele.
Uché initiated the creation of Club e-Luxe, the executive club for luxury e-Business professionals as a convergence point for luxury e-business professionals to obtain access to latest strategies, knowledge, tools, systems, applications and approaches required to optimize luxury online. Club e-Luxe which hosts an annual summit in Paris has become a reference in luxury online and is at the forefront of the advancement of luxury in the context of the internet, digital media and new technologies. A real pioneer, Uché is also the Editor of Luxe-Mag.Com, the leading luxury business magazine online which features among others, insightful digital luxury content.
Her 2007 bestselling book, Luxury Fashion Branding has been recognized as the foremost business text to provide concrete strategic analysis on the business of luxury has become a reference for luxury companies including LVMH, PPR and Richemont and an official text at several business schools notably Harvard, ESSEC Paris and London Business School. She has also conducted seminars in these and other institutions including HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris.
She sits on the board of several luxury organisations and is an honorary fellow of the American Luxury Marketing Council. Uché has an MBA from Brunel University Business School London.