Haute Joaillerie’s ball, Chinese luxury tax, Fresh fashion from Berlin, 1970s style dudes, Philip Treacy talks

Bvlgari Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Bvlgari

Magic of the Sea (IHT)
“…It is the Parisian jewelers who are having a ball, inspired by a resurgence in global demand and by their new importance on the haute couture fashion calendar… Place Vendôme, home of sparkling brands, have thrown open their doors… To those who want to see the new trends in Haute Joaillerie.”

Debate: Luxury Goods Tax (China Daily)
The consumption of luxury goods is already high in China. According to the latest report of the World Luxury Association, China’s luxury goods market was worth $10.7 billion in 2010, or one-fourth of the world’s total… China is likely to surpass Japan as the largest luxury goods-consuming country in 2012.”

Fresh Designs From Berlin Fashion Week (WSJ)
Berlin may not belong to the quartet of trend-setting couture weeks held in New York, Paris, London and Milan, but the city is swiftly making a name for itself as a home for hipsters, prêt-à-porter boutique collections and fresh designers from Germany and Eastern Europe.”

All the young dudes (FT)
The 1970s are a style decade that many would rather forget yet also one that contemporary fashion designers seem to adore… For men… The period conjures images of flared trousers, platform soles, gold medallions and jackets with outsized lapels… The look is also evident in some of this season’s best men’s wear collections.”

Philip Treacy: ‘I like hats that make the heart beat faster’ (Guardian)
“A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel. I like hats that make the heart beat faster.”