The future of McQueen, Express IPO, IT Holding brand sale, NY menswear evolves, Facebook brand ranking

The future of Alexander McQueen (Telegraph)
“There has, understandably, been no official indication yet on the future of Alexander McQueen – the brand, beyond the statement by Robert Polet, Gucci Group CEO: ‘The legacy he leaves us is a rich one, and one that we will cherish and honour.’ But will they? And how?”

Clothing company Express files for $200 mln IPO (Reuters)
“Express, the sixth-largest specialty retail apparel brand in the United States, filed on Tuesday for an initial public offering of up to $200 million.”

Italy wants IT Holding to speed up asset sales (Reuters)
“The Italian government wants to speed up the sale of assets by Italian fashion group IT Holding which has been in administration since last year.”

Menswear comes into its own at NY Fashion Week (Reuters)
“Menswear at New York Fashion Week typically takes a backseat… but the collections unveiled this week show U.S. menswear designers coming into their own with strong performances, buyers and trend analysts said.”

Sportswear tops luxury on Facebook (Independent)
“A marketing company called Stylophane has developed a new index that ranks brands by Facebook followers, with its list highlighting the popularity of sportswear brands such as Nike and Adidas in comparison to luxe brands including Burberry and Gucci.”