Ahrendts earns her stripes, America’s new wave of designers, Edun out of Africa, Pitch and provenance, Return of Roland

Angela Ahrendts | Source: WSJ Magazine

Earning Her Stripes (WSJ Magazine)
“From small-town roots in Indiana to the big time as head of Burberry, a $2 billion fashion empire and one of the most widely recognized brands in the world, Angela Ahrendts takes it all in her stride.”

The Next Wave (NY Times)
“It is not just six names who are making waves in New York, but an entire generation of designers who have the potential to transform what we think of as American fashion.”

Out of Africa, Into Asia (WSJ)
“When Edun designer Sharon Wauchob unveils her new vision for the label Saturday, most of the clothes on the runway—some featuring African touches like beads from Kenya—will be produced in China.”

Luxury goods firm predicts return for UK manufacturing (Telegraph)
“The trend for luxury brands to outsource manufacturing, usually to the Far East, while concentrating on burnishing their marketing message may be ending. Discerning buyers are increasingly looking beyond the glossy sales pitch and seeking provenance.”

The return of Roland Mouret (Telegraph)
“My partnership with Simon Fuller is unique, he has allowed me to develop a business whilst ensuring I always had enough space and resources to follow my intuition and establish the company.”