Young designers make it work, Made in Italy, Boutiques struggle, Deacon at the V&A, Ossie Clark to close

Out on Their Own, and Making It Work (New York Times)
“Ever since Prabal Gurung left his employer in the garment district, last winter, and sank his savings into his own label – at the worst possible time – he has been more aware of the silly and duplicitous nature of fashion. It may just be him, or the economy, but he doesn’t think so.”

Italy Fashion Manufacturers Welcome “Made In Italy” Law (WSJ)
“Italy’s association of textile and apparel makers, Sistema Moda Italiana, Wednesday welcomed a new law that will force Italy-based fashion manufacturers to affix a “made in” label on products manufactured overseas.”

The Trouble With Jake (New York Times)
“Jake is just one store struggling to keep up with its bills during the worst retail economy in decades, but its troubles illustrate a dilemma facing an important swath of the fashion industry. While the recession has taken a toll on luxury fashion retailers of all sizes, it is the smaller, independent stores like Jake – known in the industry as specialty stores – that have been hardest hit.”

Giles Deacon Fashion in Motion at the V&A (Catwalk Queen)
“Giles Deacon will be showcasing a selection of his work in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery tomorrow as part of the museum’s Fashion in Motion programme.”

Ossie Clark to close (Drapers)
“Ossie Clark, the iconic fashion label which enjoyed huge popularity in the 1960s, is to close, just one year after it was relaunched.”