Alaïa mastermind, The super season, A Chinese decade, Neiman Marcus profits triple, Formidable Formichetti

Azzedine Alaïa | Source: Lane Crawford

Azzedine Alaïa: The Master of the Female Form (NY Times)
“Maybe the notion of strong-looking fashion, based on concrete methods and examples rather than abstractions and ironic statements, is dying, and there is nobody around with the grit and stamina to map the geography of a woman’s body, as he has done for last 45 years.”

The Little Season That Could (WSJ)
“Resort has gone from mild-mannered and meekly helpful to a seasonal superpower… It’s a colorful irony that a season inspired by leisure time has become the hardest-working collection in the business.”

A Decade Of Change In The Chinese Luxury Market (Jing Daily)
“With major brands opening new, increasingly lavish, flagships on a regular basis, it’s easy to forget that China was a virtual blank slate 10 years ago, and that the market at that time was far more challenging than it is today.”

Neiman Q1 profit triples on higher luxury spending (Reuters)
Neiman Marcus Group Inc’s quarterly profit nearly tripled as it benefited from continued gains in luxury spending. The operator… reported net income of $25.7 million for the August-October quarter, compared with $8.5 million a year earlier.”

Stylist with the key to Lady Gaga’s wardrobe (Independent)
“Among the roster of models, designers and famous faces… was one name that people beyond the industry may not have heard. The stylist Nicola Formichetti… received the Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator.”