Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2012«

Industry Highlights – Talk with Twitter’s Mastermind, Figuring out Fahsion-Tech Start-Ups, Second Hand Luxury in China, In The Wake of Sandy

October 31, 2012

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Simplicity and Order for All “First with Twitter, now with Square, Jack Dorsey has turned his obsession with elegance and efficiency into revolutionary products. Meet the tech mastermind with the soul of an artist” (WSJ) Op-Ed | The Problem with Most Fashion-Tech Startups “Fashion is an incredible industry. It’s sexy, it’s glamorous, it’s exciting. But […]

Industry Highlights – Is 3D Printing DIY Heaven?, Spotlight on Wool, Selfriges Breaks Sales Record, Mulberry Expensive for Investors, Goat Launches E-Commerce

October 29, 2012

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3D Printing, Copyright Nightmare or DIY Heaven? “Remember Maison Martin Margiela’s L’Incognito sunglasses from 2008? Of course you do. A futuristic strip of dark polycarbonate that wrapped around the wearer’s eyes like an identity-obscuring black bar, they were an instant sell-out and are now sought-after collectibles. I missed my chance to buy them and I’ve […]

Industry Highlights – Sales Growth Slows for PPR, Canali Opens New Beijing Flagship, Masion Martin Margiela and H&M on Ebay, NIke Sells Umbro, Anglo American Cynthia Carroll Steps Down

October 26, 2012

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Luxury sales growth slows for PPR in Asia “PPR, the French group that includes Gucci and Yves St Laurent, reported a slowing rate of sales growth for its luxury goods in previously booming Asian markets, confirming a trend shown recently by rival luxury companies such as LVMH as well as Burberry of the UK.” (FT) […]

Industry Highlights – Muji Introduces Diffusion Line, Philosophy’s New Creative Director, Uniqlo.com Rescue Middle America, Cruz Sisters Design for Agent Provocateur, Asos to Lose Another Top Exec

October 25, 2012

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Muji introduces diffusion line “Japanese lifestyle brand Muji is launching a new and exclusive diffusion collection, Muji Labo, which will be sold in just four of its stores throughout Europe.” (Fashion United) Philosophy Names New Creative Director “Natalie Ratabesi is the new creative director of Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti – a move that sees the […]

Industry Highlights – Jack Wills to Axe Aubin and Wills, Singer Returns to Vogue, Anya Hindmarch on Luxury, Asos Eyes China, Marios Schwab Unveils Debenhams Collection

October 22, 2012

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Jack Wills to axe Aubin & Wills after Christmas “Our competition has become sharper than ever and our customers have become more demanding than ever. Aubin & Wills is a brand that has captured us all in different ways and it feels so tantalisingly close to us having the brand right. At its core, however, […]

Industry Highlights – CEO Talk: Aldo Bensadoun, Blogger’s on Fashion’s Front Row, When China Sneezes, Fall of Global Wealth to Affect Luxury, Harry Winston Seeks to Sell

October 18, 2012

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CEO Talk | Aldo Bensadoun, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aldo Group “Right at the heart of shoes and accessories giant Aldo’s sprawling, one million square foot global campus-cum-headquarters in suburban Montréal is an olive tree — not a common sight in a city with a climate that swings between frigid winters and hot, humid summers.” […]

Industry Highlights – McBride as ASOS Chairman, Paul Smith on Life Mottos, Mencyclopedia – Moncler, Paris Fahsion Establishment Shifts, Philip Hanford for Dunhill

October 2, 2012

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Asos appoints McBride as new chairman “Asos has appointed a former Amazon executive as its new chairman, as Waheed Alli steps down after more than a decade at the helm of the pioneering online fashion retailer.” (FT) AnOther Thing I Wanted to Tell You | Paul Smith on Life Mottos “”My company motto is ‘Never […]