Gap revamps, Rodarte reviewed, Fashion fakers, Sir Philip Green interviewed, Graduate Fashion Week winners

Old Navy ad campaign, courtesy of Old Navy

Old Navy ad campaign, courtesy of Old Navy

Gap Revamping Old Navy, Seeking To Reclaim Mkt Share (WSJ)
“Gap, which is the largest U.S. clothing chain, will remodel 50 Old Navy stores this year after a successful pilot in California, according to Chief Executive Glenn Murphy, speaking at a Piper Jaffray conference in New York Wednesday.”

Rodarte: California dreamers put B-movies before business (Times)
“Interest in the Mulleavy sisters and their fantastical designs has grown like a giant redwood.”

Boomtime for fashion fakers (Independent)
“The counterfeit trade is flourishing online – and it’s harder than ever to tell forgeries from designer originals. But now the big labels are fighting back.”

Sir Philip Green’s interview on BBC 2 (Drapers)
“Sir Philip Green, who owns Arcadia and BHS, said that while trade had been more settled recently, businesses were still not being funded properly, which would not help the country lift itself out of the recession.” Watch the interview here.

Graduate Fashion Week winners announced (Drapers)
“Myrto Samou of UCA Rochester picked up the River Island Gold Award and the Womenswear Award at Graduate Fashion Week last night.”