Betsey Johnson survival, Project Runway, Japanese trends, European downturn

Betsey Johnson at NY Fashion Week Feb 2008, courtesy of Associated Press

Betsey Johnson’s Survival Strategy (WSJ)
Instead of a runway show, Betsey Johnson will have a “smaller, friendlier, and more artistic” presentation in its showroom.

Don’t Tell Me To Go On Project Runway! (39th and Broadway)
Despite its popularity, Project Runway creates misconceptions about the fashion business.

2008: The Year in Trends (MEKAS)
Mekas takes a look at a number of trends that shaped Japan’s fashion market in 2008.

European Retailers Brace for Downturn (WWD)
In Europe, “retailers are facing one of the harshest retail seasons in recent memory.”