Making a point, Wooing China, Trendy stake, Prints revolution, London’s design diversity

Backstage at Altuzarra A/W 2012 | Source: Showmoda

Sometimes the Point Is Hard to See (NY Times)
“What do you want from a designer? You want a look, not a million things. You want a single inspiring look that you didn’t have yesterday. And that’s why Joseph Altuzarra’s tough coats (in all kinds of classic materials) worn with blousy cargo pants tucked into tight, over-the-knee black boots worked.”

U.S. designers lag European labels in wooing China (Reuters)
“China is in fashion for top U.S. designers as they look to tap the world’s fastest-growing luxury goods market amid a slow economic recovery at home, but critics say they have lagged their European rivals in seeing the Asian giant’s potential.”

L Capital Asia Buys Stake in Trendy (WSJ)
“A private-equity fund backed by French luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA has bought a stake in Chinese casual-wear company Trendy International Group, highlighting the rise of Chinese homegrown fashion in one of the world’s fastest-growing apparel markets.”

Prints and the revolution: fashion designer Mary Katrantzou (Guardian)
Mary Katrantzou came late to fashion. Born in Athens in 1983 to a textile-designer father and an interior-designer mother, she moved first to America to study architecture, then to London to do textile design at Central Saint Martins, where she only specialised in fashion on her MA.”

The two faces of London fashion (Telegraph)
“There’s no clearer way to illustrate the diversity of British fashion now than putting the same woman – as we have done here with our model Ruby – in the clothes of the London designers Louise Gray and Emilia Wickstead.”