John Varvatos rocks on, Stylish social sharing, Emanuelle Alt’s Vogue position, British wool’s comeback, Art of denim

John Varvatos | Source: Multivu

Fusing Rock ‘N’ Roll With Fashion (WSJ)
“With two fashion labels—John Varvatos, a classic menswear line that celebrated its 10th anniversary last year; John Varvatos Star USA, an edgier, younger collection and the most profitable of the lot… the 56-year-old designer now has nine stores in the U.S., a robust ecommerce site and plans to open stores in London and Berlin.”

Arbiters of Style See It, Post It and Share It (NY Times)
“Melding social networking and the style maven’s obsession with all things beautiful, sites like Fancy and Svpply have emerged recently, letting users shop and fetishize while creating and sharing things they like with friends and followers, from clothes to art to gadgets.”

Emmanuelle Alt to Head French Vogue (WWD)
“Known for rock ’n’ roll style — pinned on big-shouldered jackets, skinny jeans and vertiginous heels — Alt, 45, is a low-key yet influential fixture on the Paris fashion scene. Her name should appear on the top of the masthead of the April issue as Roitfeld winds up her tenure.”

British wool industry back in fashion as exports rise (BBC)
“After years of decline, the British wool industry is fighting back. Exports of wool are on the way up and knitting has become the latest hobby of the rich and famous…. Jenny Hill speaks to Ian Hudson and James Laxton from Laxton’s Specialist Yarns about the rise in wool exports.”

Forever in Blue Jeans (WSJ)
“When one ponders the history of the fabric, certain images may come to mind. Levi Strauss & Co.’s original pair of dungarees… Jane Birkin in impossibly low-rise bell bottoms roaming the streets of Paris… Brooke Shields ensuring nothing got between her and her Calvins.”