Missoni love story, Geo Commerce, Cortazar relaunch, Gaultier’s costumes, Mr Jones’ hats

Ottavio and Rosita Missoni| Source: Art Tattler

A love story that sparked a fashion empire (Reuters)
“Mention the name Missoni, and most think of a fashion empire that revolutionized textile patterns, spawned the no-bra look on the catwalks, and is now a global brand that designs everything from sweaters to sheets to hotels. But none of it would have happened had it not been for the 1948 London Olympics, where one kind of flame sparked another between Rosita Jelmini and Ottavio Missoni.”

The Anti-Groupon? (TechCrunch)
“Today at the Finovate conference in San Francisco, a company called edo announced the introduction of what it describes as ‘geocommerce’ offers, which, as the name implies, are offers and deals from merchants that are tied to a location.”

Cortazar Relaunch (Vogue)
“Esteban Cortazar - former creative director of Emanuel Ungaro - is relaunching his signature brand, with a little help from Net-A-Porter.”

Jean Paul Gaultier’s rich history as a costume designer deserves praise (Guardian)
“Who better, then, to thaw the 16 year fashion chill at Cannes than Jean Paul Gaultier? The designer’s selection as a jury member for this year’s film festival not only serves as a reminder of what Gauilter himself has offered cinema over the years but also draws attention to a relationship between fashion and film that is as old as the medium itself.”

Stephen Jones: ‘Why 2012 is the year of the hat’ (Telegraph)
“These days, if you want to see hats, you have to hunt them out. You have to go to a wedding, to the races, or maybe to a night club.”