Galliano opens up, Phoebe’s rewards, Sequoia’s new venture, Fashionista’s ‘Making It’ panel, The rise of me-tailers

John Galliano | Source: fotografuojam

John Galliano on Dior, Fashion and Style (WWD)
“Over the next hour he engages in ebullient conversation that is both thoughtful and as entertaining… In addition to addressing [the beautifully redone store], he will discuss his own creative process, anoint a mysterious Brit designer a rising star and argue quite convincingly that the best birthday parties happen in London.”

Phoebe Philo wins Designer of the Year (Telegraph)
Phoebe Philo, who has been hailed as the ‘Queen of the New Minimalism’, won the Designer of the Year 2010 title at the British Fashion Awards… [for Céline the] brand she has turned into one of the world’s most sought-after luxury labels, since her appointment two years ago.”

Fashion and You raises $8 mn from Sequoia (Economic Times)
“Online apparel retailer Fashion and You has raised $8 million from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital… Fashion and You is a members-only website that retails international brands, Indian designer wear and handicrafts.”

Seven Lessons Learned at Our “How I’m Making It” Panel (Fashionista)
“Last night was Fashionista’s first ever panel discussion! Bringing our ‘How I’m Making It’ feature to life was so much fun and incredibly informative… If last night proved anything, it was that this business ain’t easy.”

The Rise of Holiday Me-tailers (WSJ)
“Social-networking also has helped break down inhibitions … We are so used to customizing the world around us… and technology has powered that… ‘In this day and age, I find everybody needs to be a little different.’”