Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2012«

Industry Highlights – Net-a-Porter to Launch Magazine, Alexander Wang as Balenciaga’s New CD, Missoni Denies Diffusion Line, Decelerated Holiday Spending Predicted, J.Crew For London

November 30, 2012

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Net-a-Porter CEO: It’s no secret we’re launching a major fashion magazine “Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter is planning to launch a printed magazine within the next 12 months, according to CEO Mark Sebba, speaking at the Business Leaders Network’s Making it Mobile event.” (Wired) Alexander Wang confirmed as Balenciaga’s new Creative Director “Yesterday the rumour mill ran […]

Industry Highlights – ASOS invests in Covetique, AnOther and Kate Phelan, Gucci’s Opens Largest Indian Store, Gap gives away Fiats for Holidays, China’s Luxury Demands in 2013

November 28, 2012

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Asos invests in luxury resale site Covetique “ASOS, the fast-growing British online fashion retailer, today confirmed it has made “a significant minority investment” in Covetique, a website that buys and sells pre-owned designer clothing.” (Telegraph) Insiders | Kate Phelan “The day Kate Phelan handed in her resignation at British Vogue to join Topshop was met […]

Industry Highlights – Japan’s 3-D Photobooth, Brazil’s Homegrown Fashion, Bulgari and Save The Children, Record Festive Spending, Burberry’s Bailey Cites Apple as Inspiration

November 26, 2012

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Fashion and the 3D photobooth “The world’s first 3D printing photobooth is coming out in Japan. How should you dress for your insta-sculpture?” (Dazed Digital) How Brazil’s homegrown fashion grew up “The fashion weeks of Rio and São Paulo, once disregarded as the sartorial home of flip-flops and bikinis, now show an industry evolving in […]

Industry Highlights – 1 in 5 Online Shoppers Buy Fake, British Fahsion Awards, Mannequins Spy on Shoppers to Boost Sales, Cacharel’s Overhaul, Chinese E-Commerce Still Faces Challenges

November 21, 2012

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One In Five Online Shoppers Buy Fake Goods “One in five online shoppers hunting for a bargain are tricked into buying counterfeit goods, according to a new consumer report conducted by MarkMonitor. The study revealed that 20 per cent of people based in Europe and the US browsing for discounted designer products on the internet […]

Industry Highlights – Arcadia for Asia?, Michael Burke on Bulgari Strategy, Luxury Brands Build “Lifestyle Brands”, Victoria’s Secret to Expand Beyond London, Coach to Grow in Europe

November 19, 2012

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Arcadia Group eyes Asia and India “Sir Philip Green this week is expected to outline plans to expand his retail empire into the Far East and online. This comes amid Arcadia Group celebrating its 10th anniversary with a robust set of annual results.” (Fashion United) Michael Burke Talks Strategy at Bulgari “Surprise and speed are […]

Industry Highlights – Gucci’s Shanghai Express, Hip Hop Menswear, My-Wardrobe New Fashion Director, Rising Revenue for Ted Baker, Galaries Lafayette for Beijing 2013

November 16, 2012

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Frida Giannini: Gucci’s Shanghai express “As the demand for luxury brands in China grows exponentially, Gucci’s Frida Giannini is well placed to feed the frenzy.” (Telegraph) Hip-Hop Comes to Men’s Wear “These days, what we talk about when we talk about men’s wear often isn’t men’s wear at all. It’s bravado. It’s the changing role […]

Industry Highlights – Christopher Bailey’s Revelations at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, Africa’s Place in Luxury Industry, Italian Luxury Brands Mixed Earnings, Victoria Secret’s Mad Men Marketing, Harry Winstorn to buy BHP Arm

November 14, 2012

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Christopher Bailey: ‘Donna Karan got naked with me, but Tom Ford kept his shirt on (just)’ “As he revealed Greg Chait as the winner of 2012’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner last night, Burberry designer Christopher Bailey made some fascinating revelations of his own.” (Telegraph) The Promise of Africa: Hands Across the Water “What is the […]