Remembering Malcolm McLaren, LVMH hotel deal, American Apparel scramble, H&M beats forecast, Gilhart’s spirit

Malcolm McLaren, pictured in June 1994 | Source: Times

Malcolm McLaren, pictured in June 1994 | Source: Times

Causing Outrage: Remembering Malcolm McLaren (NY Times)
“Malcolm McLaren… was never really into fashion, though we fashion writers loved to pick his brain. Mr. McLaren saw the big cultural picture of which fashion was a part, and he sensed the small vibrations long, long before they reached the mainstream.”

LVMH signs luxury hotel deal with Egypt’s Orascom (FT)
“LVMH, the luxury goods company, is to enter the five-star hotel management business, initially through a partnership with Egypt’s Orascom Development Holdings, to build two resorts in the Middle East.”

American Apparel scramble (Retail Week)
“The “rummage” Sale of one-off samples, vintage pieces and old stock at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane drew more people than expected and scuffles broke out. The police temporarily stopped the Sale. Ten police officers were injured and three people were arrested on disorder charges.”

H&M Q1 pretax beats forecast, March sales strong (Reuters)
“Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz beat expectations for first-quarter profit on Thursday, offsetting economic weakness while strong March sales suggested a return to higher spending in the second quarter.”

The Future Of Fashion, Part Five: Julie Gilhart (
Julie Gilhart is fashion’s free spirit… But as the fashion director of Barneys New York, she’s a free spirit who guides the buying decisions of a multimillion-dollar, multicity luxury retailer.”