Andrew Rosen Midtown man, Recession-proof Lululemon, McQueen briefs, Indian fashion, Osman’s rising star

Andrew Rosen | Source: The High Line

Andrew Rosen | Source: The High Line Portrait Project

Made in Midtown: Meet Andrew Rosen, Theory (Huffington Post)
“As an inveterate horseman, Andrew Rosen knows the power of bloodlines– and in his, fashion run deep. His grandfather Arthur, a dress-maker, launched Puritan Manufacturing Co. in Boston nearly a century ago. ‘I remember as a young boy running around the factories and the warehouses, playing in-between all the clothes,’ he says.”

Lululemon rides out recession in quality fashion (The Globe and Mail)
“Christine Day could have followed the path of other high-end retailers in the recession. They slashed prices and scaled back offerings as consumers pulled back their spending. Instead, the chief executive officer of yoga wear purveyor Lululemon Athletica Inc. took a contrarian approach – and now it’s paying off.”

Alexander McQueen launches men’s underwear range (Telegraph)
“There has been mounting speculation over the future of the Alexander McQueen brand. It’s comforting news then, that business appears to be continuing as usual: the label has just launched its first men’s underwear collection for autumn/winter 2010.”

India’s Fashion Is Its Own Victim (WSJ)
“Fashion weeks are supposed to be trade events where fashion editors and department store buyers are the most-sought after, front-row guests. In India, for some reason, most of the front row is reserved for Bollywood actresses, retired models and socialites.”

Osman Yousefzada is the rising star of fashion (Evening Standard)
“When news broke last month that Sarah Brown had commissioned four new outfits from Yousefzada, it was confirmation that the Afghan-British designer is being taken very seriously.”