Industry Highlights – Jil Sanders’ Return; Backstory, Shoppers Ready for Cyber Monday, Designers as Commodities, Amazon’s Luxury Range, Yoko Ono for Menswear

Posted on December 3, 2012

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The story behind Jil Sander’s return to her eponymous label

“For the first time we have been given a little insight into the (rather complicated) goings-on that led to Jil Sander returning to the helm of her eponymous label after an eight-year hiatus, and the effect her reappointment had on her ousted predecessor, Raf Simons.” (Telegraph)

Online shoppers ready for busiest day

“Online retailers are braced for their busiest day of the year as consumers take part in the annual pre-Christmas shopping spree dubbed Cyber Monday. Recent years have seen online shopping figures consistently peaking on the first Monday in December, probably explained by most UK consumers having just received their last pay cheque before Christmas.” (FT)
“It is 2013 and a posse of models is wheeling a giant birthday cake down the runway at Chanel. It celebrates with 30 flaming candles the years that Karl Lagerfeld has ruled over the iconic Paisian house…In your dreams! There are two reasons why that scenario would never happen.” (NY Times)
“Amazon is to challenge luxury e-commerce retailers such as  Net-A-Porter with a move into high end fashion.The online retail giant will this week launch a section on its website  called the Premium Store, selling labels such as McQ, Vivienne  Westwood and 7 For All Mankind.” (Fashion United)
“Inspired by sketches she drew for John Lennon’s ‘sexy bod’, Yoko Ono has released a new clothing range. Stuart Heritage marvels at the fashion statement of the season” (Guardian)
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