Contentious coveted domains, Kisses for Couture, Prada IPO in HK, Emmanuelle Alt’s Vogue Paris, Digital King

Coveted vs. Coveted | Source: Signature9

Eminent Domain Name: What To Do When Your Brand Is Coveted (Signature9)
“Late last week, Erin Kleinberg, Stephanie Mark and Jake Rosenberg launched a new fashion blog. The design was solid, the content striking and the concept – a peek inside the closets of fashion editors and insiders – met with enthusiasm. The name, however, was met with raised eyebrows.”

Onstage or Backstage, a Kiss for Paris (NY Times)
“The couture shows have been pretty wonderful this season. Nobody is crabbing about them being out of touch, maybe because a lot of editors just finished preseason collections and are bored to death.”

Prada Appoints Banks for Planned Hong Kong Share Offering (Bloomberg)
“Prada SpA, the Italian fashion house known for its triangular logo, has decided to start the process for selling shares in an initial public offering in Hong Kong.”

Emmanuelle Alt: Vogue Paris ‘will be the same but different’ (Telegraph)
“‘French Vogue today is a successful magazine and it has a strong identity, so it will probably stay along the same lines’ she explained. ‘But, I mean, some things will change of course, because we have a different eye – It will be the same, but different!’”

Behind-the-Scenesters: Tony King (Style File)
“King was a founder of flagship digital services agency Createthe Group, and as such had a hand in bringing dozens of blue-chip luxury brands online. Here, King talks to about fashion’s digital deficiency, the future of print media, and using a Sharpie for inspiration.”