The Daily Digest

  1. The Rise of Mobile Fashion is Making Everything Flatter

    “The fact is most creative designers, if they work for a big brand, have to strike a balance between being …More

  2. The Maker of the World’s Coolest Hats is Heading Toward Bankruptcy

    “Borsalino, the legendary Italian hat maker that has been covering the heads of Hollywood stars and the …More

  3. House of Fraser’s Plans for China May Need More Than Britishness

    “As Prince William arrived in Shanghai this week on a rare royal visit aimed at boosting British business in …More

  4. $10,000 Watch Tests Apple’s Luxury Appeal

    “For some high-end customers, even $10,000 is a small price to pay for a watch; the fact it will be obsolete …More

  5. ‘Cobbled Together With No Money’: Katy England on the Early Years of Alexander McQueen

    “‘The memories come flooding back because you are looking at all these amazing pieces and they mean so …More

At the Head of Historic Houses, Does Fit Really Matter?

Saint Laurent pre-fall 2015; Loewe autumn/winter 2015; Balenciaga pre-fall 2015 | Source: Saint Laurent; Loewe; Balenciaga

Recent seasons have seen a flurry of new designer appointments at historic fashion houses. Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent. Alexander Wang at Balenciaga. Jonathan Anderson at Loewe. Do they make a good fit?

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David Zhao of Shangpin Says Convince Yourself Before Convincing Others

Shangpin founder and CEO David Zhao | Source: Courtesy

David Zhao, founder and CEO of Shangpin, reveals how he fended off China’s three online giants — Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, collectively known as B.A.T. — to become one of the country’s most successful pure-play fashion e-tailers.

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