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Quotes and Wisdom from Luxury Brand Ambassadors (Part 1)

Learning from the wisdom of luxury brand ambassadors who came before you can lead you to follow in their footsteps going into the future. Read on to hear what they had to say.

Luxury brands around the world are led by brand ambassadors known for inspiring greatness in others with their knowledge and wisdom. One would do well to listen to not just their words but the sentiment behind them.

At Bowerman Group, we believe learning from the best is the surest way to climb. The leadership and executives of luxury and premium brands can benefit from what their predecessors and their contemporaries have to say and adapt their wisdom to the modern world.

That’s why we’ve curated a selection of our favorite quotes below. In part one of this two-part series, we analyze wisdom from icons both past and present.

“Wherever life takes us, it influences us. Sometimes we [designers] start a collection, we think we need to go for an inspiration trip, but sometimes I think that the best trips are the ones you do in your head. You don’t have to travel anywhere. You start there, in your mind. You start thinking, dreaming. That is what it’s all about.” – Alber Elbaz.

Luxury is a state of mind more than it is a destination. Those who live in luxury – and those who want to reach that ideal – often view that luxury as a collection, be it fashion, destinations, jewelry, or image. True luxury and premium brand ambassadors recognize that the real value of luxury brands comes from thoughtfulness and can be found even in idle thought.

“Every generation brings its own trend, its own taste, its own way of living. The younger generation is more disruptive.” – Jean-Claude Biver.

The generational trends in luxury and premium retail are not static concepts. What one generation views as luxurious may come across as crass and undesirable to another. Some prefer a sense of simple elegance, some want to be surrounded by the trappings of luxury, and still, others want a rich inner life above all else. The key to luxury brand success is to find leaders who understand differences in generational perceptions of luxury and premium brands and how to adapt to varied audiences.

If you’re searching for leaders who understand this concept, contact us today. We maintain a roster of the highest quality leadership candidates in the luxury space. If you want to read more quotes and wisdom, proceed to part two of this series.