Proenza’s trajectory, Social curation conundrum, Tech bubble, Fairytale fashion, Loewe’s identity

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Style Inspo

Proenza Schouler on the move (LA Times)
“Just this month the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that McCollough and Hernandez once again are finalists in the trade group’s prestigious annual competition, a distinction that seems to be becoming routine… And, thanks to new investors, they are entering a new phase of growth, with retail stores and an even wider range of clothing and accessories on the horizon.”

Online behaviour: March of the tastemakers (FT)
“Relying on what has become known as ‘social curation’, such sites encourage users to exhibit the things that interest them – often by selecting, saving and collating images, videos or articles from the wider web – and then let others follow and copy them. Tastemakers are created almost overnight, their ideas passed around the world virally.”

When Will the Fashion Tech Bubble Burst? (Huffington Post)
“Starting in 2007, with the early success of flash-sales pioneers such as Gilt Groupe and Ideeli, fashion start-ups began cropping up at an increasingly rapid pace. What was different than prior attempts in the space, however, is that venture capitalists and ‘serious’ investors were paying attention.”

The fairest of them all (FT)
“When Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White opens in cinemas across Europe and the US in the next couple of weeks, the costumes worn by its stars will be just as influential as the ones they wear on the red carpet.”

‘Flamenco is part of our identity’ (FT)
Stuart Vevers, 38, has been creative director at the LVMH-owned Loewe, often described as the ‘Spanish Hermès’ because of its focus on luxury leather, since 2008.”