Luxe.CO Fashion Innovation and Investment Forum Relaunches in Shanghai on April 18th

2月 26, 2024

After a five-year hiatus from offline events, the Luxe.CO Fashion Innovation and Investment Forum is set to make a grand return!

On April 18, 2024, in Shanghai, China, the latest trends in global fashion investment, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation will be shared.

Hear the insightful perspectives of frontline investors, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers in the fashion industry.

Together, explore the opportunities and challenges of value creation in the fashion industry.

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Having just celebrated its “tenth anniversary,” Luxe.CO has long been deeply involved in the luxury, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle sectors, focusing on “entrepreneurship, innovation, investment,” continuously bringing the latest developments and exclusive research findings in global fashion business and finance to industry insiders. Through online and offline forums and salon events of various scales, it promotes multi-directional communication and interaction among key roles in the entire fashion industry chain — financial investors, industry investors, brand entrepreneurs, and managers.

Since 2015, Luxe.CO has held the “Fashion Innovation and Investment Forum” for five consecutive years, covering international metropolises such as Beijing, New York, London, and Milan; in the exceptional circumstances of the global pandemic in 2020, Luxe.CO held an eight-hour “Luxe.CO Global Forum on the Cloud” live forum online, with enthusiastic participation from heavyweight guests from nine international cities including Beijing, San Francisco, New York, London, Geneva, Milan, Florence, Shanghai, and Tokyo. In the following three years, Luxe.CO hosted dozens of dialogues, salons, and themed forums online, covering a series of important topics such as “fashion entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation, global brand investment and mergers and acquisitions, prestige brands expanding into the China market.”

Over ten years, Luxe.CO has built a powerful global fashion investment database, tracking thousands of transactions, and engaging in direct and in-depth exchanges with numerous frontline entrepreneurs and investors, repeatedly exploring the logic and pathways to value discovery in fashion investment.

We were among the first to discover and spread the word about a group of emerging brands and independent designer brands at home and abroad, effectively promoting the rise and continuous evolution of China’s new generation of fashion and lifestyle brands.

We have witnessed and participated in the transformation, upgrading, and relentless efforts of Chinese local fashion enterprises to enter the global market, actively offering advice and truly living up to our slogan — “Connecting global fashion innovators and empowering Chinese brands to grow.”

At the end of 2022, “The Tiffany Deal,” written by Luxe.CO founder Alicia Yu, was officially published, marking China’s first in-depth study on the business history and investment and acquisition strategies and practices of top global luxury brands.

In recent years, we have observed that after a drastic fall and rise, global fashion consumption has entered a new phase of “equilibrium,” still offering considerable space and opportunities for value creation to “investors,” “innovators,” and “entrepreneurs” who are deeply involved in the fashion sector:

  • Brands Remain Supreme

Looking over the past decade’s global fashion investment records, investments in “brands” boast abundant target resources, relatively controllable risks, and strong resilience against uncertainties — according to the Luxe.CO fashion investment database, in 2023, investments in the global fashion sector’s “brands” accounted for nearly half, far surpassing the number of investments in the supply and channel sides.

  • Valuations Return to Rationality

The valuation levels of fashion enterprises driven by the internet and technology have significantly retraced; brands possessing hard-to-replicate “aesthetics and historical” assets continue to enjoy higher valuations, especially in booming sub-sectors like “high-end beauty and perfumes” and “sports and outdoors.”

  • The Real Deal Stands Out

Whether in China or overseas, regardless of the project development’s early, middle, or late stages, industrial capital and more specialized fashion funds are taking a dominant position, with strategic synergy and post-investment empowerment increasingly becoming key determinants of success or failure in fashion investment.

  • The Next China is China!

Through Luxe.CO’s four-month in-depth exploration in Europe and Southeast Asia over the past year, and candid exchanges with entrepreneurs across China, combined with major corporations’ financial data and key judgments from international brand executives, we are convinced: The greatest driving force for global fashion industry growth remains China! The Next China is China!

This edition of the “Luxe.CO Fashion Innovation and Investment Forum” continues to focus on the two major themes of “innovation” and “investment,” covering the entire value chain of the fashion industry. It invites financial and industry investment institutions, startup companies, domestic and international brand companies, and commercial real estate companies to gather and discuss the following key themes:

  • Global Fashion Investment and M&A Trends Analysis
  • Strategic Investments by Major Fashion Corporations
  • Innovation and Investment in High-end Beauty and Fragrance Brands
  • Innovation and Investment in Sports and Outdoor Brands
  • Investment and Empowerment in European Fashion Brands
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Sustainable Fashion
  • ESG Investments in the Fashion Industry
  • Upgrading of Chinese Brands
  • Innovation in Local Retail
  • Development Trajectory of Chinese Designer Brands
  • Prospective Outlook on China’s Fashion Industry and Market Potential (The Next China is China)

As of March 13, those who have confirmed to attend this forum are: (arranged by surname alphabet)

Private Equity / Venture Capital / Corporate Venture Capital

  • Maggie CHAN, Operating Partner at Advent International
  • Charlotte CHANG, Vice President at L Catterton
  • Xin CHANG, Founder of Borchid Capital
  • Jun MA, Partner at Cathay Innovation
  • Stone SHI, Partner at Ascendent Capital Partners
  • Tim XIA, Partner at Anta Group Capital
  • David YANG, Head of China & Managing Director at EURAZEO China Acceleration Fund
  • Linda YUAN, New Ventures Investment Lead at SWIRE PROPERTIES
  • Shuai ZHANG, Executive Director at CICC Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Fashion & Lifestyle Brands

  • Grace CHEN, Founder of GRACE CHEN
  • Lin GUAN, Founder of Short Sentence
  • Yuan LUO, Co-Founder of RE
  • Yushan LI & Jun ZHOU, Co-Founders of Pronounce
  • Zhaoran MENG, Founder of DOCUMENTS
  • Hefang SUN, Founder of HEFANG Jewelry
  • Junhong WANG, Executive Director & Vice President at LILANZ
  • Angela ZHU, Founder of Chapter Home


  • Elisa Wang, SVP & Fashion Director of Luxe.CO
  • Alicia YU, Founder & CEO of Luxe.CO & Orange Bay Education

It is worth mentioning that this will be the first time Luxe.CO is hosting its highest-profile annual forum event in Shanghai!

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Early Bird Ticket: 1299 CNY, now until midnight on March 25

Standard Ticket: 1799 CNY, March 25 to midnight on April 18

On-site Ticket: 2299 CNY, on April 18

Note: For corporate transfers, invoice issuance, and other matters, please contact the corporate WeChat at 18015084958

Special Reminder

Each Luxe.CO Investment Research member can receive one free forum admission ticket

Each student of Orange Bay Education can purchase a special ticket for 600 CNY

Note: ” Students of Orange Bay Education” refers to alumni of offline Orange Bay advanced management courses and specialized courses, as well as online students of the six major module courses

To obtain the special ticket purchase link, please contact “Orange Bay Assistant” WeChat (orangebay007)

Forum Venue

China · Shanghai

Forum Address

Golden Rock Hall, 1st Floor, Kempinski Hotel Shanghai Jinfeng Bay

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