Jaeger eyes expansion, Saks recovery, Sykes for Aquascutum, Ad pages up and down, Maison Martin Margiela exhibit

Jaeger Summer 2010 | Source: Jaeger

Jaeger Summer 2010 | Source: Jaeger

Jaeger says sales picking up, eyes expansion (Reuters)
“British luxury brand Jaeger has seen a strong pick up in sales in recent weeks, it said on Wednesday as it posted a 16 percent rise in annual earnings and outlined plans to expand internationally and online.”

Saks recovers with stronger merchandising, consumer appeal (Medill Reports)
“Luxury department store Saks Inc. recovered from a year-ago loss to post a first-quarter profit Tuesday, beating Wall Street expectations. The… retailer reported earnings of $18.9 million.”

Joanna Sykes appointed designer at Aquascutum (Telegraph)
“Sykes is British, educated at [CSM] in the nineties and learned how to do things in a European luxury-goods house (Armani in Milan). All that puts her in the demographic to which her sister alumni who…. are on a quietly feminist mission to bring a bit of sense to fashion.”

Ad Pages Go Up and Down (WWD)
“Fashion magazines are still in recovery mode, but things are looking up: most titles posted an increase in ad pages during the first half of 2010 — that is, compared with the dregs of 2009 and the numbers are still far off the good ole days of 2008.”

Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at Somerset House (Telegraph)
“A London retrospective will show off Maison Martin Margiela’s 20 years of radical design… Martin Margiela delights and confounds in equal measures.”