Inside Ferragamo, Spurr exits, H&M sales up, LVMH charms Fabindia, Waight-Keller on Paris

Massimiliano Giornetti | Source: Heart 2 Heart

Inside the mind of Salvatore Ferragamo’s new creative head (Independent)
“Creating a global wardrobe is just the tip of the role Giornetti was handed two years ago. Having been a menswear designer for the brand for 10 years, working his way up to head the division, Giornetti took over the helm of womenswear too in July 2010 after a series of creative directors had failed to make a lasting impact with their collections.”

Simon Spurr Exits Eponymous Label (Huffington Post)
“The menswear designer has left the brand he co-founded in 2006… But ‘what’s gone on’ might seem to imply that something has actually happened, rather than Spurr simply tiring of the job or deciding family matters were more important, as another major fashion figure has just done.”

H&M Feb sales rise despite German consumer gloom (Reuters)
“Sales at world no.2 fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz’ established stores unexpectedly grew for a third consecutive month in February despite gloom in its biggest market Germany.”

Indian icon succumbs to charms of Louis Vuitton (Guardian)
“Fans of Fabindia, though much too mild-mannered to be outraged, have been really quite concerned to discover that the internationally known ethical retailer with an annual turnover of £65m is now part-owned by a private investment firm sponsored by LVMH.”

‘Am I doing this right?’ (FT)
Clare Waight-Keller became creative director of Chloé in May 2011, moving her young family to Paris from London, where she had held the same post at Pringle of Scotland. Jerry Stafford is stylist to Tilda Swinton and creative director at the film and advertising production company Premiere Heure.”