Lanvin - Brand Strategy

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FLORENCE DE CLERCQ Professor Lionel Sitz
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 2011
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1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 3 2. History .................................................................................................................................... 3 2.1. The empire of Jeanne Lanvin .......................................................................................... 3 2.2. Lanvin’s trademarks ........................................................................................................ 5 2.3. From the death of Jeanne Lanvin to the death of Haute Couture .................................... 6 2.4. Finally appropriate homage to Jeanne Lanvin ................................................................. 7 2.5. Lanvin today .................................................................................................................... 7 3. Branding Strategy ................................................................................................................... 8 3.1. Brand identity .................................................................................................................. 8 3.1.1. Brand as a product, an organization, a person and a symbol .................................... 9 3.1.2. Brand identity prism ............................................................................................... 11 3.2. Brand image ................................................................................................................... 12 3.3. Territory ......................................................................................................................... 13 5. Fashion and aging society .................................................................................................... 15 6. Conclusion ............................................................................................................................ 17 7. Appendix .............................................................................................................................. 18 8. References ............................................................................................................................ 26

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.
 Introduction
 

 

 

The House of Lanvin came to life through the extraordinary woman Jeanne Lanvin. Her design career endured for fifty-six successful years which resulted in the oldest surviving couture house in continuous existence from 1909 to 1993. Unfortunately, to this day compared to famous names such as Gabriel Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret or Jean Patou, many remain unaware of the identity and achievements of Jeanne Lanvin. Her contribution to the fashion industry by the use of original colors and innovative surface decorations is today still of great value. After her death, the company struggled from one designer to another, and was owned by different companies. The turning point came in 2001 when Lanvin was taken private again by the Harmonie investor group. Alber Elbaz was appointed as creative director and his work was immediately appreciated. Between 2003 and 2008, the turnover increased with 83%, which illustrates the company’s global expansion with a special focus on Asian markets. Lanvin can be considered today as a true luxury brand thanks to its long heritage combined with the highly praised efforts of Elbaz to modernize the brand. In this following paper, we will firstly discuss the history. In a second point, we will analyze the brand strategy of Lanvin: its identity, its image and its territory. In a third point the collaboration with H&M will be clarified through a...
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