Trainers the new denim, Tansky steps down, The ultimate sari, Tavi’s Google mishap, Why clothes matter

Lanvin Mens Trainers Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Nondivision

Lanvin Mens Trainers Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Nondivision

Luxury brands are looking to trainers for new business (Independent)
“Designer denim used to be the go-to strategy of luxury labels to lure in new customers, but now it seems as if trainers are the new jeans.”

Neiman Marcus CEO Tansky to Retire (WSJ)
“Neiman Marcus Group Inc. said Chief Executive Burton Tansky will retire in October, stepping down just as the luxury-goods department-store chain begins to recover from the brutal effects of the financial crisis.”

The elegant sari as ‘the ultimate garment(FT)
“In early May, a plethora of Indian designers will land in London for Indian Premier London Fashion Week, the first event of its kind, to introduce their designs to London’s fashion buyers.”

Teen Fashion Blogger’s Site Blocked (WSJ)
“Just four days after celebrating her 14th birthday, fashion blogging phenom Tavi Gevinson got the smackdown from Blogger, Google’s blog publishing tool that she uses for her site, ‘The Style Rookie.’”

Author Linda Grant on Why Clothes Matter (WWD)
“‘It may well be people are spending less, they’re buying cheaper, they may be only looking…,[But] I think it is an ingrained human urge…if the women of Britain didn’t lose interest in fashion during the war, it’s just not going to happen now.’”