Sarah Burton’s McQueen, Miu Miu comes of age, Prada considers HK listing, Warnaco acquires retail, Real women

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2011 Runway | Source: Style.com

Sarah Burton steals the show in Paris (Guardian)
“It was undoubtedly the most anticipated debut at Paris fashion week… In an extraordinarily beautiful show, Burton succeeded in both being faithful to the late designer’s distinctive design ethos while taking the label into a new era.”

In Bloom: Miu Miu Comes of Age (WSJ)
“After living in Prada’s shadow for years, the label is finding that its moves to carve out an independent identity have paid off… [Sales at Miu Miu] have more than doubled in the past four years.”

Prada considers listing in Hong Kong (FT)
“People familiar with Prada say in a buoyant market it could be worth €5bn to €6bn. A decision on a listing, which could involve the issue of new shares, is expected to be taken by the end of the year.”

Warnaco Group acquires Italian retail network (Just Style)
“The Warnaco Group, has acquired twenty-two Calvin Klein Jeans retail stores and related assets from its largest Italian franchise partner, L’Innominato S.p.A, a part of the Percassi Group.”

‘Real women’ elbow girls off the catwalks (AFP)
“Designers no longer want to show underage girls who are not yet women… There is a move back towards mature, confident women, who are afraid of nothing and who are comfortable in what they are wearing.”