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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