Introducing Mr. Porter, Making room for new talent, Football in fashion, Asos’ record sales, Britain’s got talent

MR PORTER Coming Soon | Source:

MR PORTER Coming Soon | Source:

Net-a-Porter announces first menswear site (Telegraph)
“The Net-a-Porter group has announced the launch of a dedicated menswear site – the first global shopping destination of its kind. The site, to be called Mr Porter, will launch for the spring/summer 2011 season.”

Oh, to Be Young and a Star (NY Times)
“While established designers recognize a need to promote new talent in the industry, they may be pushing too hard when it feels like anyone with an initial spark is expected to deliver fireworks.”

A sartorial strategy for growth (FT)
“There is no question that football can sell fashion – Louis Vuitton’s current heritage campaign… was chosen, according to the company, specifically because of the “universality” of the sport’s appeal. But can fashion sell football?”

Record sales put Asos on target to hit £1bn by 2015 (Independent)
“A decade after Asos set up as a small online retailer for people who wanted to dress like celebrities, the group has taken a crucial step towards its target of £1bn in sales with plans to move to a bigger warehouse, as it unveiled record annual results.”

Britain’s got fashion talent (Times Online)
“Showing for Graduate Fashion Week… this is much more than a callow crop of students showcasing their sartorial juvenilia – this is the world’s largest showcase of graduate fashion.”