Elegance in Milan, NAP’s China plans, Split Marc, Behind the story, Hypebeast fundamentals

Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Showmoda

Catwalks Echo the Oscar Elegance (IHT)
“If there is such a thing as a female dandy, that was the Armani look: long jackets, curving in at the waist, perhaps with a flat fabric flower on the label. Slim pants made up the lower half, until the jackets were cropped shorter for fuller pants.”

Net-A-Porter Buys Into China Luxury E-Commerce Market (Jing Daily)
“A little over one year since its establishment by Adrienne Ma — daughter of Joyce Ma, founder of the Hong Kong multi-brand retailer Joyce — the Chinese e-commerce platform Shouke Limited is set to be acquired by the London-based online retail powerhouse Net-A-Porter, marking that company’s first major foray into the China market.”

Interview with Marc Jacobs about his Louis Vuitton Exhibition (Jessica Michault)
“The fashion exhibition (which will open March 9th) at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris has a bit of a split personality. Called Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs, the show examines the influence the two men in the title have had on the fashion industry.”

Behind the Cover Story: Stella McCartney’s ‘Ghetto’ Side? (T Magazine)
“Stella is sort of strangely under the radar as a subject. This was an opportunity to update her story quite a bit, beyond all the comments about her being Paul McCartney’s daughter and toward looking at the business she’s built.”

How This “Sneakerhead” Built A Major Online Magazine (Fast Company)
Kevin Ma is the founder and editor of Hypebeast, an online magazine covering fashion, culture, design, and many other topics. Ma runs the site with his staff out of their Hong Kong office, and his stamp of approval can help make or break an underground or indie brand trying to catch the attention of influencers or even savvy mainstream consumers.”