Haider pauses menswear, Google fashion, Fair Isle fights, Branquinho talks Delvaux, Life with Natalie Joos

Haider Ackermann Menswear at Pitti Uomo | Source: The Fashionisto

Haider Ackermann Quits Menswear Collection (Vogue.com UK)
Haider Ackermann’s menswear collection, which arrives in store in the New Year, will be his first and last - for now - the designer has revealed. The collection, which was unveiled in Pitto in Florence in June, was picked up by Barneys in New York, as well as several other international boutiques.

Google sizes up market for women’s fashion (Detroit News)
“Google has spent 12 years crushing the competition to become the world’s go-to search engine. Now it’s venturing into far less precise territory: the psyche of the female shopper.”

Dropped Stitches (The Economist)
“Fair Isle knitwear is in vogue. Fashionistas say the recession created a taste for garments that look chunkily lasting and homemade. Alas, Fair Isle jerseys are the subject of bitter wrangling—and imperilled by demography.”

Veronique Branquinho interview (ASVOF)
“Looking relaxed and coming across as a gentler person, Veronique laughed several times during our chat and talked about her work with ease and clarity. I think no longer having the responsibility of her own brand opened up several roads, allowing her to focus on creative decisions and understand the richness of a house she seems very comfortable with.”

Life with Natalie Joos (Fashionista)
“Casting director Natalie Joos has been a fashion industry fixture for years, and a favorite subject of Tommy Ton and Scott Schuman. But the March 2010 launch of her blog, Tales of Endearment, has made her star shine even brighter.”