Acne lands in London, Lebanese luxe, High fashion relents to web, Burberry revenues up, Digital Valentino

Acne Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Acne

Acne Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Acne

The hot spot for cool customers: Swedish label Acne (Independent)
“Swedish denim label Acne – it stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expressions – is the latest coup de foudre of the fashion world… And it’s opening its largest store in London this week.”

New Beirut Mall Aims to Be Luxury Oasis (WWD)
“Beirut is embarking on a new era in retailing with the renovation and debut of the Souks shopping mall, a revitalization project by Solidere, The Lebanese Co. for the Development and Reconstruction of Beirut’s Central District.”

High Fashion Relents to Web’s Pull (NY Times)
“Luxury brands were a little hesitant or reticent, because they were struggling with how to convey and create an experience that was rich… But by the time the luxury market slid last year, attitudes were changing.”

Burberry Q1 revenues seen up 15 percent (Reuters)
“British luxury goods group Burberry is set to report a 15 percent rise in first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, boosted by strong growth in accessories, in Asia and through its own retail outlets.”

Valentino’s Techno Legacy (IHT)
“There will be cross reference to people, because you can’t separate the clothes from the life — it has to be biographical… interweaving categories of craft, art and the world of Valentino.”