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. Luxury-Socks Startup Stance Raises $50M to Expand Into Underwear

    “A Southern California startup selling luxury socks has raised backing from private investors to expand into …More

  5. Can Maison Kitsuné Make Its Fox the Next Crocodile?

    “With a number of store openings and collaborations planned for Maison Kitsuné in 2015, founders Masaya …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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