Blurring gender boundaries, LVMH strikes Hermès again, Li & Fung buys Cerruti, Yohji at the V&A, Bibhu Mohaputra

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Fashion blurs gender boundaries (Telegraph)
“Transsexuals, transvestites and models with no clear gender affiliation are all the rage in current advertising campaigns and editorials.”

Hermès Shares Jump in Paris After LVMH Increases Holding (Bloomberg)
“Hermès International rose as much as 5 percent in Paris trading after larger luxury-goods rival LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA said it increased its stake in the Birkin bag-maker to more than 20 percent.”

China’s Li & Fung buys Italian fashion house Cerruti (Reuters)
“Li & Fung group’s Trinity has bought Cerruti for 53 million euros ($70 million) from the U.S. fund which salvaged the Italian fashion house best-known for its woollen men’s suits and 1881 perfume.”

V&A to present Japanese Yohji Yamamoto work (Fibre 2 Fashion)
“Next spring the V&A will open the first UK solo exhibition celebrating the life and work of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the world’s most influential and enigmatic fashion designers.”

Name You Need To Know: Fashion Designer Bibhu Mohapatra (Forbes)
“New York City has experienced a bit of a fashion renaissance lately…another newcomer is poised to join their ranks, in a very different design niche. His name: Bibhu Mohapatra. His specialty: ball gowns.”