Equity looks to fashion, Coach moves production, Sustaining success, Selfridges’ talent, Westwood extravaganza

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Equity turns fashionable (Fashion United)
“Investing in something more than a covetable wardrobe is turning to be a trend that arrived to stay. Even more equity and investment firms are looking for opportunities to enter the fashion business, which is proving to be resilient to crisis and financial turmoils.”

Coach to Move Production From China (WSJ)
“Leather-goods maker Coach plans to gradually move some production out of China, where labor costs are rising, and into lower-cost countries, such as India and Vietnam. At the same time, China is proving a boon to Coach’s sales… comparable-store sales grew by double digits in China.’”

How long will Burberry’s success last? (CPP Luxury)
“The ‘democratic luxury” positioning, although it may have a very possitive message during the current recession, it remains to be seen how the consumers will regard it once most of the international market will have recovered from the recession.”

Selfridges: Bright Young Things (Dazed Digital)
“The windows of Selfridges will feature some of the biggest upcoming stars in British fashion and art… 25 young designers and artists [will] create their own displays and showcase their work to millions. They will also design limited edition pieces.”

Vivienne Westwood’s jewellery extravaganza (Telegraph)
“Dame Vivienne Westwood, the high-priestess of punk, will mark the opening of London Fashion Week next month, with an extravagant launch of her precious jewellery at the Wallace Collection.”