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Inside Luxury by María Eugenia Girón

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“Fate shuffles and we play”. William Shakespeare

Historically the ownership of luxury businesses was linked to the families of the craftsmen or designers who founded them. Frequently the designer and the craftsman were one and the same, but only when creativity and good craftsmanship fitted together like the parts of a jigsaw puzzle did it result in innovative and valuable products. When this happened the craftsman became a company and this resulted in the transformation of many of these families into the most prestigious brands in the industry.

Worthy of note, for example, was when in 1845 the German, Heinrich Loewe, brought to Spain a technique of working in leather which, when put together with Spanish ...

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