Seventies glamour returns, Wearability wins out, All Saints American invasion, Neimans narrows loss, Fashion truck

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 Runway | Source:

Down From the Stratosphere, Gaga-Free (NY Times)
“Fashion is having a post-crash dress-up fix. As if to tune out the futurists and the sportswear revivalists, and maybe have a little more fun, designers are fluffing hair, adding giant orchids and evoking the heady mauve warmth of an Antonio Lopez drawing.”

The W Word: Fashion Tries Wearability (WSJ)
“To designers at New York Fashion Week, ‘wearable’ has been a fighting word. It suggests the clothes aren’t quite fabulous enough for the runways. But a number of designers this week are showing wearable clothes.”

The British Invade America Again (Fast Company)
“In perhaps the pluckiest expansion by a foreign fashion retailer in years, the London-based company [All Saints] plans to open as many as 50 U.S. shops by 2015.”

Neiman Marcus 4Q Loss Narrows (WSJ)
Neiman Marcus Group Inc.’s fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed sharply following prior-year write-downs as revenue climbed and margins widened. The operator… has seen its fortunes improve this year as luxury demand has recovered.”

Here comes the fashion truck (LA Times)
“Fast fashion has taken on a whole new meaning lately, with designer racks rolling into driveways; truckloads of athletic shoes… and full-fledged runway shows staged on the backs of flatbed trucks.”