NEWS IN QUOTES: March 2010

Joan Collins has been signed as the face of Alex Bittar.

Who said what in the world of watches and jewellery.

“I’m thrilled to have her represent the line because she deserves credit for much of the 80s fashion
that is mimicked today.”
Designer ALEX BITTAR on securing Joan Collins as the new face of his brand.

“We decided against participating in the recession.”
Mondaine chief executive ANDRE BERNHEIM is bullish while delivering strong results.

“We are pleased with the business turnaround achieved so far and the positive reception toTheo’s new designs.”
Theo Fennell chairman RUPERT HAMBRO on the return of Theo Fennell to the brand.

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“A promising trend can be identified, based on the excellent sell-through figures in January 2010 as well as the order entries for the months to come.”
SWATCH GROUP on the year ahead while presenting its results.

“It has been really positive and we’ve gone back to the Spring Fair we had five years ago.”
Dower & Hall creative director DIANNE HALL on The Jewellery Show at Spring Fair International 2010.

“The shopper has become more price aware, but they still want luxury.”
Swarovski UK consumer goods general manager HAYLEY QUINN talks about changing consumer attitudes.

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