Luxe M&A returns, Richemont and Net-a-Porter link up, Fashion Culture, Nilsson’s 9 lives, Sartorialist knockoff

Julianne Moore for Bulgari 2010 | Source: Bulgari

Julianne Moore for Bulgari 2010 | Source: Bulgari

Luxury sector readies for increase in deals (Financial Chronicle)
“Merger and acquisition activity in the luxury sector is set to rise after a twoyear hiatus, driven by a recovery in the sector, closer price agreement between buyers and sellers and the weaker euro.”

Richemont seeks to buy UK’s Net-a-Porter (Reuters)
“Swiss luxury goods maker Richemont is seeking to buy the 67 percent of UK online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter it does not already own, bolstering its position in luxury internet shopping.”

Fashion should be designated cultural industry: designers, MPPs (The Star)
“Iconic Canadian designer Robin Kay says the Ontario government’s failure to declare the fashion business a cultural industry like film making or book publishing is simply out of style.”

The Nine Lives of Designer Lars Nilsson (NY Times)
“As anyone who has followed [Lars Nilsson's] career will recognize, he is a designer known for leaving his jobs almost as spectacularly as he enters them.”

The Sartorialist Blog Is a Victim of Knockoffs (NY Times)
“The success of Scott Schuman, the photographer of street style and creator of The Sartorialist blog, has spawned countless copycat sites over the last five years, not to mention a swarm of fashionista-paparazzi stationed outside the runway shows.”