Senior Editor | Luxury Society
Executive Aviation’s New Highs & New Lows
From new companies purporting to slash the price of private jet hire to entrepreneurs preparing for a return to the era of supersonic speed and space travel, there are a lot of exciting developments on...
Taxing the Wealthy | A New Era of Collective Philanthropy?
Way back in 1789, Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, wrote in a letter to one of his contemporaries that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death...
Yacht Makers Point to Shipyards Further East and South
The very notion of luxury boat building conjures up images of a few fluttering national flags, those erstwhile empire-building European countries with long coastlines and even longer maritime traditions....
Paris Air Show Reveals Asia's Growing Prowess and Progress
While aircraft manufacturing executives made deals, discussed the price of crude oil and traded stats on fuel efficiency, luxury travel purveyors were busy in Paris-Le Bourget checking out the latest innovations...
What Prada's IPO Says About the Bigger Picture
After more than a decade of derailed attempts to go public, Prada finally succeeded in an IPO last Friday. But over the weekend, both analysts and financial pundits were already painting a less than rosy...
Fashion’s New Obsession with Design Continuity
As if to confirm a trend predicted by LS two months ago in a piece entitled Superstar Designers: The End of an Era?, this week’s news was awash with suggestions that fashion firms now value design...
Banking on Luxury’s Royal Connection
As the global media got swept up in the anachronistic ritual and lavish setting of the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton last Friday, a handful of luxury brands revelled in what can only...
Singapore & Abu Dhabi's Quest to Be Yacht Playgrounds
If September to October marks the key window of opportunity for major yacht players to debut their wares at established nautical exhibition hubs like Monaco, Cannes and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, then the...
About Robb Young
Every day, thousands of leading luxury professionals from over 150 countries log on to Luxury Society, a private online business network designed to connect, inform and inspire. Members are able to forge valuable relationships, keep abreast of the industry's latest developments and discover innovative strategies and career opportunities, while maintaining the privacy and discretion that they demand. Since its beta launch in 2009, the Luxury Society community has grown to over 15,000 professionals, thousands of whom are senior, C-level executives and influential opinion leaders. LS members come from sectors as diverse as fashion, design, art, jewellery and timepieces, media, beauty, travel and hospitality, yachting, aviation, automotive, private banking, and real estate. Bespoke editorial content is created by both the Luxury Society team and the community itself. Supplied with industry analysis, a real-time feed that curates the most important industry news, as well as job listings, member surveys, a global luxury directory and an international event calendar, Luxury Society members have all the information and tools they need to make the most of their businesses and careers in one place. Throughout the year, Luxury Society also authors a series of quarterly publications called LS Reports which cover the leading trends, best practices, opinions and key players in various areas of our global industry such as HR, digital media, distribution and advertising. LS Reports leverage the expertise and diversity of our community through highly targeted surveys and in-depth interviews. Luxury Society marks a radical change in the way opinion formers in the luxury industry use the internet and social networking technology. In many cases, CEOs who have become members have pointed out that Luxury Society is the only web-based social network they have joined, thus becoming their window into the rapidly changing world of digital and social media.