Back to the ’80s, Haider Ackermann to Margiela?, Bebo Fashion Show, Garment District Consolidation

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Gianfranco Ferre, Autumn/Winter 2009

Right Round, Baby (New York Times)
Six months ago, the catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan presaged a return to an era that some of us remember with little fondness and many are too young to remember at all…that benighted era with displays of big shoulders, saturated neon colors, wedge hairdos, pouf skirts, shredded fishnets, oversize jackets and metal mesh.

Haider Ackermann Rumored to Be Taking Over at Margiela (Fashionologie)
Rumors have been “swirling for months” that Haider Ackermann would be taking over at Maison Martin Margiela.

Bebo launches online fashion show (Telegraph)
‘The Closet’ will run once a week for just over four months and include regular features on makeovers, style guides, fashion-insider interviews and celebrity closet rummages. Bebo’s community members will participate throughout the show by sharing shopping tips, uploading photos of their ‘best buys’ of the week and voting in polls.

New York Seeks to Consolidate Its Garment District (New York Times)
New York’s garment center, once the heart of an industry that employed hundreds of thousands of workers and produced most of the clothing in the United States, is in danger of extinction.