Personal stylists go online, Hunt for new talent, Exclusively.in expands, Hermès strategy safe, Tisci’s spirituality

Christian Siriano for Send The Trend | Source: Send The Trend

Because, Obviously, Everyone Needs a Stylist (WSJ)
“Now, a crop of new e-commerce sites are trying to cash in on regular consumers’ desires for a Hollywood-type stylist experience of their own. The sites combine the Internet’s powers of customization with the cachet of stylists to attempt to match of-the-moment products to shoppers’ personal preferences.”

Fashion hunts for talent in new growth phase (Reuters)
“The fashion industry is entering a new growth cycle with a bigger focus on customers’ price, quality and style expectations than in the mid-2000s, prompting brands to renew their design teams… ‘It is when business is good that fashion brands can take important decisions and change designers, not when times are difficult.’”

Indian Fashion Portal Gets $16 Million Funding (WSJ)
“Exclusively.in’s business idea is to make Indian designer wear accessible through an online membership-based portal, and conduct daily sales that price these items at off-the-rack discount prices… With this round of funding, the company will expand to the U.K., Canada and even head to the shores of India this summer.”

Hermès’s Anti-Takeover Plan Is Safe (The Cut)
“The French court assigned to rule over ADAM’s case postponed the hearing until after the shareholder meeting, effectively (and passive-aggressively) dismissing their appeal. Colette Neuville, ADAM’s president, said they’re dropping it: ‘There is not much point in pursuing the issue.’”

Reflections on the Spirit: An interview with Riccardo Tisci (Jessica Michault)
“To understand what makes Riccardo Tisci tick there are only two things you need to know. He is deeply religious and his family means everything to him. These are the twin pillars on which the 36 year old designer has built a solid creative foundation.”