Saving Valentino, One million hits, BCG’s ‘new world’ luxe, Reviving SoHo, McQueen to receive BFC Award

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli | Source: Wasafix

Saving Valentino (WSJ)
“When Valentino Garavani left the building, he took with him much of what made the label legendary. Can the new designers bring the brand into the future without destroying the past?”

A Look That’s Worth a Million Hits (NY Times)
“[Explaining] the challenge of modeling clothes online… The process involves ‘selling clothes to people who can’t touch anything… so even if only for one second, you want to have some connection with her.’”

New world challenges luxury brands (Warc)
“Luxury consumers … are moving to a more introverted kind of consumption that involves family, friends and living well. In the new world of luxury, consumers are looking more to ‘be’ than to ‘have,’ BCG said.” (Full BCG Report available here)

The Crush Builds as SoHo Revives (NY Times)
“‘There’s a new energy in the neighborhood,’… What a difference a year makes. In 2009, commercial real estate in SoHo was reeling, with one out of 10 shops in the retail-heavy stretch between West Broadway and Broadway vacant.”

Alexander McQueen to receive posthumous fashion award (Telegraph)
“Lee Alexander McQueen, one of the finest young British designers of his generation, will receive a posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at the British Fashion Awards 2010, in London.”