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Véronique Saunier established her reputation as a journalist soon after moving to Hong Kong in 1988. As a freelance writer, she has been covering the fashion, leather and fine fibre industries for various magazines including the industry’s leading trend setter WGSN. Her background as a former science and technology writer enables her to interpret in a highly readable manner the way new technologies affect various industries and our lives. She understands and is concerned about the impact the fashion industry has on the livelihood and traditions of animal breeders across the world. A dedicated environmentalist, she tirelessly promotes corporate responsibility and sustainable development as a means of preserving cultural diversity. At the same time she defends the rightful access of local populations to education, healthcare, technological advancements, prosperity and wealth creation. She has played an active part in developing and coordinating the programme of the Cashmere World Forum and of the Global Footwear Retail Conference. A tireless traveler with an extensive experience of living in China, Véronique commutes regularly between Asia and Europe.
Euletraum means owl in German. This nocturnal bird is known for its extraordinary eyesight. “Owls are farsighted and by choosing this name for our company we want to convey the message that we are looking for long term customer relationships,” explains the company’s Executive director, Kim Chang Hwan.
Ebullient International Department Manager of Alice Martha, Ivy Ko enthusiastically displays the trophy near the collection of ladies handbags that won the company the Best of APLF Awards for its surprisingly chic collection of PU handbags, with compact, minimalist silhouettes and elegant lines, and impactful colors.
Since its foundation in 2008, Vip.com has been focusing on an online discount retail model, well-known for the features of selected brands and genuine products at discounted prices and for flash sales.
Amusingly, Nigerian former professional footballer and attacking midfielder Jay Jay is the inspiration behind the Japanese shoe brand, Jay Jay Japan. A quick and skillful playmaker, often dubbed the “African Maradona”, Jay Jay was known for his confidence, technique, creativity, and dribbling skills, as well as his use of feints.
Packing powerful industry specialists, speakers of the 3rd edition of the Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC) that took place in Hong Kong recently included some of the most influential experts of the fashion and footwear industry including heavyweights from the US and French Footwear Federations, from the digital and e-commerce industries as well as member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for the Textiles and Garment, Felix Chung.
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