Waiting for China’s moment, Pinterest’s path, The Gap and teens, Future of retail, Nail boom

Tsai Meiyue Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Fashion Inquisitive

When will the China Fashion Week era arrive? (China Daily)
“Fashion weeks are being staged everywhere,and there’s practically a host city for every letterof the alphabet… Beijing recently hosted China Fashion Week, which got some media mileage overseas, but it’s just not on the agenda of the global fashion industry’s movers and shakers.”

Is Pinterest going to make any money? (Telegraph)
“We have Pinterest and a range of social curation sites that enable us to search for and pin gorgeous images to virtual boards, and then share them. Eventually Pinterest will have to make money, but it will have to be from browsers, not buyers, because Pinterest won’t drive significant purchasing.”

Gap to get more teens ringing the register (Market Register)
“While Gap Inc.’s target demographic may be those ages 25 to 40, the largest U.S. clothing chain may end up benefiting disproportionately from a recovery in teen apparel spending.”

Moda Operandi’s Aslaug Magnusdottir On the Future of Online Retail (Fashionetc)
“We’re continuing to enhance the technology. That’s really important for us. We are looking at shoppable video, we’re looking at making this experience of shopping even more immediate than it has been. We will continue to broaden the selection. We’ll introduce new tools to shop, so you can shop more by trend, and shop the editorials.”

No Nail Biting as Polishes Boom (NY Times)
“In recent months, cosmetics makers have invested in lacquers a kind of daring all but unheard of a decade ago, introducing innovations from glitter and crackled surface treatments to stick-on nail art and even scents, and imbuing their products with every color known to nature. And even some that nature would abhor.”