Ferré’s future in question, Loewe woos China, Too much fashion, Louboutin fights back, Rick on Rick

Gianfranco Ferré Spring 2009 | Source: Por Homme

Ferré Struggles to Find Its Feet (WSJ)
“After Mr. Ferré passed away in 2007, the brand’s parent company IT Holding SpA went into government-backed bankruptcy administration in 2009. The brand functioned under bankruptcy receivership until Dubai-based retailer Paris Group bought the Italian label in March. Now, just seven months later, the house’s future is in question again after allegations of mismanagement under the new owners.”

How Spanish Brand Loewe Woos China (Forbes)
“Less than a month after its spring 2012 runway show in Paris, the Spanish luxury brand Loewe (famous worldwide for their leather) mounted a recreation of the full show in Hong Kong today, October 19. The full line up from the Paris show was flown over for the event. When you really think about it, the Hong Kong Loewe show was a much bigger affair than the one held in Paris because it had three different sessions for regional press.”

One Month, Too Much Fashion (NY Times)
“For some retailers and editors, who have complained of the ever-expanding duration of the shows and the feeling of being harassed to attend them all, it would be a welcome development for one city or another to fall by the wayside. Condé Nast editors have already sided with the teams in New York and London. It may be useful to remember that fashion capitals come and go. Cities like Florence, Rome and Barcelona once held greater status in a calendar now crowded with upstarts in New Delhi, Berlin and Seoul.”

Christian Louboutin Heads Back to Court Over Red Sole Trademark (The Cut)
“In August, Judge Victor Marrera ruled against Christian Louboutin’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Yves Saint Laurent from selling red-soled shoes…Filed Monday, the plaintiff’s appeal brief restates its arguments and focuses on what it deems Judge Marrero’s ‘errors of law in determining that Louboutin’s red outsole mark was likely invalid.'”

An Intellectual Fashion | Rick Owens (Another)
“The Californian Paris-based designer Rick Owens is famed for his artistic take on dressing, his avant-garde eye and his daring designs. Iconic in the fashion field, he also creates furniture and works intensely in connecting clothes with a deeper metaphysical and creative experience.”