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

Posted on 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 Assume’ and that has helped me so much. Basically it means check it out. Don’t think the DHL parcel is coming in: track it. Don’t presume that will be ready on time: ring three days in advance. I promise you, those simple words have saved me many, many hours.” (AnOther Mag)

Mencyclopaedia: Moncler

“Dressing up, really up, used to be a given for members of high society and social climbers alike. In the 21st century, however, once-rigid dress codes have melted away into a come-as-you-are mush. So, in a world where first-class passengers fly wearing T-shirts, jeans and trainers (just imagine that 40 years ago) and an impeccable formal wardrobe is no longer de rigueur for those at life’s material apex, what is an aspirant seller of luxury goods to do?” (Telegraph)

The Tectonic Shifts of the Paris Fashion Establishment

“With fabled fashion innovators Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane scheduled to make their respective ready-to-wear debuts at Dior and Saint Laurent, two of French fashion’s most iconic houses, the stage is set for a historic Paris Fashion Week.” (BoF)

Guest Lovers | Philip Handford for Dunhill

“In 1893, Alfred Dunhill transformed his father’s saddlery business into “Dunhill’s Motorities”, with a view to selling “Everything for the car but the motor.” Over the years, the business has expanded into the definitive British men’s luxury brand, selling clothing, both ready to wear and bespoke, handmade leather goods, watches, lighters, pens, cufflinks and other accessories.” (AnOther Mag)

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