The Future of Fashion
Breakfast with Patrice Louvet,
President and CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation
Conversation moderated by Erwan Rambourg
Thursday, March 2, 2023
In Person & Livestreamed
Followed by a Q&A and Networking Session
Patrice Louvet, President and CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation, comes to FIAF for a conversation moderated by author and business analyst Erwan Rambourg.
Born in France and now leading a global luxury lifestyle company with American roots, Louvet is uniquely positioned to discuss French and American perspectives on the future of the luxury retail industry. Topics of discussion will include sustainability, international growth, and longevity in the marketplace.
Talk: 45 min
Q&A and Networking Session: 30 min
Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.
Patrice Louvet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation and also serves on the Ralph Lauren Board of Directors. Patrice leads the Company and its 24,000 employees worldwide in their purpose-inspired Next Great Chapter: Accelerate strategy to deliver sustainable growth and value creation.
Since joining Ralph Lauren Corporation in 2017, Mr. Louvet has championed a culture that embraces Ralph Lauren’s enduring vision, the brand’s rich heritage and a spirit of innovation that will underpin the Company’s next phase of growth. He initiated the Company’s digital transformation and brand elevation strategy worldwide, step-changed its international and direct-to-consumer retail expansion, while further embedding citizenship and sustainability into the iconic brand’s business. Prior to Ralph Lauren, Mr. Louvet spent nearly three decades in leadership roles across three continents at Procter & Gamble. He led and grew multi-billion-dollar global consumer brands – ranging from Gillette to Pantene and SK-II – across diverse distribution channels and geographies.
A French and American national, Mr. Louvet graduated from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, received his MBA from the University of Illinois and served in the French Navy as Naval Officer, Admiral Aide de Camp. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Danone and the Hospital for Special Surgery and is on the CEO Advisory Council of the Fashion Pact, a coalition committed to advancing environmental sustainability in the fashion and textile industries.
Erwan Rambourg is the author of Future Luxe: What’s Ahead for the Business of Luxury (2020). He has been a top-ranked analyst covering the luxury and sporting goods sectors for fifteen years.
After previously working as a Marketing Manager in the luxury industry, notably for LVMH and Richemont, he’s now the Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer & Retail equity research. He regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC, and Bloomberg, and has guest lectured at top universities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is also the author of The Bling Dynasty: Why the Reign of Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Just Begun (2014). Rambourg lives in New York City with his wife and three children.