Italian fabrics in focus, Luxury on Facebook, Men’s at LFW, Milan accomodates Anna, Armani and Prada go Gaga

Italian fabrics by Alessandro Scotti | Source: WSJ

Italian fabrics by Alessandro Scotti | Source: WSJ

In Italy’s Mills, a New Spin Emerges (WSJ)
“Factories in China are proving as adept at copying fabrics as films and handbags… While worried, Mr. Ferla is relying on his quality-focused business strategy.”

Luxury Shame Thrives on Facebook (Slate)
“According to a new report from research firm Unity Marketing, nearly 80% of ‘affluent luxury consumers’ belong to a social network… Not surprisingly, well-off consumers engage differently with their favorite brands on Facebook.”

Men’s fashion takes centre stage in London (Independent)
“From Savile Row suits to S&M leathers, the autumn/winter menswear shows at London Fashion Week today ranged right across the style spectrum.”

What Milan Fashion Did for Anna (WSJ)
“Designers in Milan face a chaotic crunch as they scramble to fit 88 runway shows into about 70 hours over six days to accommodate the Vogue editor-in-chief’s plans to stay just four days in Milan instead of a full week.”

Foxy Lady: Gaga To Wear Armani and Prada on Tour (WWD)
“Lady Gaga has tapped two fashion houses — Armani and Prada — to help outfit her for the overseas leg of her Monster Ball tour, which began last week in Manchester.”