30379 - COUNTRY SPECIFIC BUSINESS MODELS IN FASHION AND LUXURY
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
The course has the following objectives:
- Show the industry scenario and the main strategic and operational processes of fashion and luxury companies, with a specific focus on the “Italian Model”;
- Deepen main brand/business models archetypes in terms of different configuration of operational processes (brand, design/product, supply chain, sales/retail, marketing/communication);
- Debate emerging growth strategies within the industry with a specific focus on the winning model of Italian companies (vertical integration and cooperation within the industry, corporate social and environmental responsibility, un-conventional marketing & communication strategies on off and on line channels).
The course is based on a balanced mix of lectures, case discussions, guest speakers. At the end of the course a group field project is held, which contributes to the global final evaluation, together with a written individual exam.
Phenomenology of fashion. The fashion cycle and process. The seasonal nature of the fashion business.
The different brand archetypes: designer brands, industrial brands, retail brands.
Structure and logic of the Fashion Pipeline. The italian industrial districts. Exhibitions and catwalks.
The competitiveness of international fashion pipelines: Italy, France, USA, Asia.
The creative process of products and collections development.
The Italian manufacturing process between craftsmanship and serial production.
- Commercial and Distribution strategies (Wholesale and Retail Channels).
Marketing & Communication strategies on off line and on line channels.
Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility in Fashion Companies.
A written exam will be held, based on the reading of text books. Each student has to deliver a short written presentation (10-15 slides) on a topic and one or more cases to be choosen within the program.
For attending students :
A written exam will be helded, based on the reading of text books and teaching material (50& of the global evaluation). The remaining 50% of the global grade will be based on the evaluation of the group field project.
- E. CORBELLINI, S. SAVIOLO, Managing Fashion and Luxury Companies, ETAS, 2009;
- F. RINALDI, S. TESTA, The Responsible Fashion Company. Integrating ethics and aesthetics in the value chain, Greenleaf Publishing, 2015;
- R. SENNETT, The Craftsman (Paperback), Penguin Books, 2009.