Web to print, PPR sees no slowdown, MaxMara’s design tour, Tiffany defends Louboutin, Rankin’s new magazine

Screen Shot Style.com/Print | Source: Style.com

Finally, the Web at Hand (NY Times)
“Next week, the first issue of a glossy magazine from the editors of Style.com, with the puzzling name of  Style.com/Print, will hit newsstands… Aside from the novelty factor of its origins, it is a surprisingly effective product, one that reads with a swiftness that is not unlike the experience of clicking through multiple screens at a time. The first 100 pages can be read in five minutes.”

PPR Q3 beats forecasts, sees no slowdown (Reuters)
“French luxury and retail group PPR on Wednesday said it saw no sign of a slowdown as it posted third-quarter sales that comfortably beat expectations, pulled by strong growth at brands Gucci, Bottega Veneta and in big markets such as China. The group’s luxury sales soared 24.6 percent at constant exchange rates in the three months to Sept. 30.”

The Overcoat as Object of Design (NY Times)
“The temperatures across Europe dropped last week from Indian summer to shivering winter, just as MaxMara, coat maker par excellence, celebrated its 60 years in style. The iconic camel cover-ups from the Italian company went on show at the State Historical Museum in Moscow on the last leg of a five-year roving tour… ‘The coat is an icon in fashion — a little bit more than a fashion element — more an object of design,’ Mr. Maramotti said.”

Tiffany enters Louboutin vs YSL stand-off (Independent)
A legal dispute between fashion labels Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent took a new turn yesterday when the jeweller, Tiffany, came in on the side of the shoe designer. It filed an amicus curiae to support Louboutin’s case that a colour can be trademarked and its use prohibited.”

Rankin Is Starting A (Fourth) Magazine So He Doesn’t Get Bored (Forbes)
“Next month the British photographer and Dazed & Confused founder will publish The Hunger magazine, the fourth of his print-based efforts out just on the heels of his current collaboration with Damien Hirst and a book due out Nov. 8. It’s a move against a consumer culture in mass media that has created apathy about art.”