Enticing Chinese consumers, US brands weary, Fuzzy recovery, Oscar talks Twitter, M. Givenchy looks back

Marion Cotillard in 'Lady Blue Shanghai' by David Lynch | Source: ladydior.com

Marion Cotillard in 'Lady Blue Shanghai' by David Lynch | Source: ladydior.com

Leading fashion brands entice China’s nouveau riche (Guardian)
“Thanks to its booming economy, numerous high-profile fashion houses have announced their intention to expand operations on the Chinese mainland… Burberry has confirmed that it will add 66 stores to its current 44 Chinese outlets by 2012.”

U.S. luxury brands may slow European growth (Reuters)
“European expansion plans for top U.S. luxury brands may stall in the short term over fears of a simmering debt crisis on the continent… fears over shrinking consumer demand would give these companies pause before opening new outlets.”

Full luxury recovery still fuzzy (Reuters)
“The world’s wealthiest consumers kept their taste for expensive goods through a global downturn, but their more middle-class compatriots still striving for the good life may take years to return, if ever.”

Oscar de la Renta on Live-streaming and Twitter (WWD)
Oscar de la Renta is taking the plunge: On Monday at 1 p.m., the designer’s 2011 resort runway show will broadcast in real time on the company’s live-stream channel.”

Hubert de Givenchy: ‘It was always my dream to be a dress designer’ (Independent)
“Hubert de Givenchy is one of the last great masters of haute couture. In a rare interview, he tells Carola Long about craftsmanship – and his muse, Audrey Hepburn.”