Designer brands go pint size, UK’s online Xmas boom, Japanese designers eye China, Lulu & Co., Denis Gagnon exhibit

Burberry Childrens Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Burberry

Designer Labels Go Pint Size (NY Times)
Gucci, Fendi and Stella McCartney are among the latest designers to add luxury children’s collections to their company’s stable, a small step for high-end fashion but among the first signs of growth since the recession.”

Online Christmas sales seen up 16 percent (Reuters)
“Britons will spend 6.4 billion pounds online this Christmas, up 16 percent on last year and bucking sluggish in-store sales as shoppers focus on convenience and price.”

Aspiring Japanese designers urged to look to home, China (Reuters)
“Young Japanese designers are being urged to aim for success at home as a way of opening the door to one of the world’s biggest potential markets… pinning their hopes on Chinese shoppers.”

Talent Spotter (Vogue UK)
Lulu Kennedy has unveiled her latest fashion venture – Lulu & Co – a series of limited edition collaborations with her legion of successful Fashion East designers [featuring] the work of Gareth Pugh, Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll and Holly Fulton.”

His dream comes true (Montreal Gazette)
“The darling of the Quebec fashion scene, Gagnon had the opportunity to celebrate his 10th anniversary in business in high style, not only with the fashion show but with an exhibition of 20 works… in the museum’s Contemporary Art Square.”