Brooks Brothers dresses down, Burani shares halted, LFW comeback, Williamson’s world, Fashion from Federer

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece

‘We invented business casual’ (Globe and Mail)
“Still serious about suits, Brooks Brothers owner says storied firm is well-positioned to succeed in an increasingly dressed-down world.”

Burani Shares Halted as Auditor Cites ‘Uncertainties’ on Future (Bloomberg)
Mariella Burani Fashion Group, a licensee for Vivienne Westwood “was halted in Milan trading as the luxury-goods maker’s auditor cited “significant elements of uncertainty” about the business as a going concern after first-half sales fell.”

Star designers return to mark 25 years of London Fashion Week (Guardian)
“LFW has a strong reputation internationally as a launch pad for young talent – but also for being big on ideas but short on professionalism. Editors and buyers looking for commercial collections often skip the event, and London has struggled to keep its place as a world fashion capital.”

Just Williamson (Guardian)
“Adored by celebrities like Sienna Miller and Kate Moss, and creator of the much-copied boho look, Matthew Williamson has gone from teenage prodigy to world-famous designer in the classic rags-to-riches dream.”

The Main Characters of Tennis, and Style (New York Times)
“When Roger Federer unveiled his monogram at Wimbledon in 2006…it might easily have been mistaken for a club’s insignia. And it did in fact proclaim his admission to a club, one with a membership of two: Federer had joined Tiger Woods as the only other Nike athlete to be marketed on the basis of his initials.”