Rodarte’s beautiful journey, Kors continues ascent, Gucci vs Guess, Suzy speaks, Streetstyle girls

Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Showmoda

Youth Takes Many Paths (NY Times)
“Laura and Kate Mulleavy have had a pretty weird journey since they left their home in Pasadena, Calif., to bring their Rodarte label to New York. It has been a kind of road trip, a theme they have actually sounded in a few collections And, because they haven’t really told us where they are going (maybe they don’t even know), things have a way of getting out of control.”

Luxury demand fuels Michael Kors glitzy quarter (Reuters)
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd reported robust quarterly results as its namesake luxury brand saw strong demand, and said it expects its accessories business to drive profits in the coming quarters.”

Guess loses bid to dismiss Gucci trademark case (Reuters)
“Gucci can go forward with a lawsuit accusing apparel retailer Guess Inc of selling knockoff products without its permission, a U.S. judge ruled. The Italian luxury goods company had accused Guess in May 2009 of trying to ‘Gucci-ize’ its product line by selling wallets, belts, shoes and other items whose designs copied or mimicked the Italian company’s designs.”

Red Carpet Baggers (T Magazine)
“The idea that anyone can be a designer is now part of the culture. Celebrities, stylists and enthusiasts on “Project Runway” are all aiming to join Karl & Co. It all started with celebrity endorsements. No one really imagined that Jennifer Lopez was cutting and stitching the outfits that bore her name when she first introduced J. Lo in 2001.”

‘It’ Girls Work Both Sides of the Camera (NY Times)
“For all the attention paid to photographers like Mr. Schuman, Tommy Ton and Yvan Rodic of Face Hunter, street style as a genre is scarcely a boys’ club anymore. A growing pack of talented female photographers, based in New York and abroad, are equally deserving of the spotlight.”