The Survivor, Sizing matters, Brands flock to Hong Kong bourse, Asos’ international push, Artfully courting China

Marc Jacobs | Source: Wajima

Marc Jacobs: The Survivor (NY Times)
“Call him a genius. Call him a junkie, an original, a shameless copycat, a winsome recluse, a brazen exhibitionist. Marc Jacobs has heard it all. And he has absorbed it all with a hard-won equanimity.”

One size does not fit all (FT)
“Sizing is a national issue: whether fashion brands are upscaling their definition of a size four for the upscaled US consumer, shrinking their purses for Japan, or… launching a new shoe shape specifically for the Hong Kong foot.”

Global luxury brands flock to Hong Kong bourse (AFP)
“Some of the world’s top luxury brands are set to list on the Hong Kong bourse to tap China’s deep capital markets — and draw more customers… China is forecast to be the world’s top buyer of products such as cosmetics, handbags, watches, shoes and clothes by 2015.”

Asos sales boosted by international growth (BBC)
“Asos has reported a sharp rise in full-year revenue as sales at the online fashion retailer’s international business continue to grow rapidly… “I am pleased to report another successful year for Asos,” said the group’s chief executive Nick Robertson.”

Vuitton’s Intrepid Effort to Court China’s Tourists (WSJ China Real Time Report)
“LV’s museum partnership also fits into China’s recent art rage. According to a report commissioned by the European Fine Art Foundation, China is now the world’s second-largest market for art and antiques.”