Reinterpreting Valentino, Tod’s outlook brighter, Urban Outfitters fails to impress, Hakaan and ANDAM, RAFW wrap up

Valentino Tshirt Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Valentino

Valentino Tshirt Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Valentino

Reinterpreting Valentino (WSJ)
“Since its inception in 1959 in Rome, Valentino had been almost single-mindedly focused on the dressiest moments in a woman’s life… But the fashion house’s customers need clothes during daylight hours. ‘It’s a reinterpretation of the brand.’”

Tod’s sees bright 2010 on U.S., Asia rebound (Reuters)
“Italian shoe and bag maker Tod’s said it sees rising profits in 2010, confirming a recovery in luxury goods sales seen in the United States and Asia.”

Urban Outfitters’ Q1 beat fails to impress investors (Reuters)
“First-quarter profit at Urban Outfitters Inc. rose 72 percent and just about managed to top market estimates, but investors expecting more pulled the stock down as much as 5 percent.”

Turkish shooting star nominated for French fashion award (Independent)
“Hakaan Tildirim or just Hakaan, Turkey’s long-hidden treasure that took London Fashion Week by storm last season, has been shortlisted for the prestigious ANDAM award.”

Australian Fashion Week (T Magazine)
“Talk about fun in the sun. While those of us north of the equator are gearing up for fall’s camel coats and cargo pants, our fashion friends down under are just now warming up to the idea of bikinis, wedge sandals, suspender socks and reptilian makeup.”