Industry Highlights – Stella for Designer of the Year?, BFC Chairman, Hermès and LVMH Dispute Escalates, Digital Style Start-ups in NYFW, Louboutin Mens Store NYC

Posted on September 5, 2012

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Stella McCartney up against Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou for British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year

“She created the kits that took Team GB to gold this summer, and now designer Stella McCartney has been nominated for a gong of her own.” (Independent)

Natalie Massenet to be named Chairman of British Fashion Council

“The Business of Fashion has learned that Natalie Massenet, founder of pioneering fashion e-commerce website Net-a-Porter, is soon to be named the new chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), replacing Harold Tillman, who has been chairman of the organisation since 2008. It is understood that Massenet will not assume the role of Chairman until sometime next year.” (Business of Fashion)

Hermès and LVMH dispute escalates

“The long-running dispute between two of France’s best-known luxury houses picked up steam on Tuesday after Hermès filed a legal suit relating to LVMH’s purchase of its shares in 2010 and LVMH counter-sued for defamation.” (FT)

Digital Style Start-Ups Get Nimble at New York Fashion Week

“When it’s all about splashy big-budget runway shows what’s an app maker to do? With all eyes soon to be on New York Fashion Week, digital style start-ups have been scrambling for ways to get involved. Problem is they don’t have the cash or the clout to compete with big brands for attention. Here’s how seven start-ups are nimbly getting in on the action.” (NY Times)

Christian Louboutin Opens First Men’s Shoe Store in N.Y.’s Meatpacking District

“The French shoemaker-to-the-stars men’s shop includes a tattoo parlor where inked customers’ tats can be embroidered on their shoes.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

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