Draped crusader, Fancy model, Carven out menswear, Hermès crackdown, Sarah Burton OBE

Haider Ackermann by Inez Vinoodh Matadin | Source: Fashion Indie

Haider Ackermann: The Draped Crusader (Independent)
“So it is with Haider Ackermann who first showed at the Paris collections 10 years ago now and who has built up a loyal following with the most sartorially forward thinking. Now, though, his runway presentations and the highly singular vision they represent are one of the high points of the French fashion season across the board.”

Pinterest Has Users, Fancy Has a Business Model (AdWeek)
“Fancy isn’t Pinterest. Not even close. But Pinterest may start looking to emulate its business model. A startup Web application that blends bookmarking and shopping, Fancy just recently crossed the million-user mark.”

Carven out a slice of the market (Independent)
“Carven’s menswear line, despite only being two seasons old, is being toasted this week at the prestigious Pitti Immagine Uomo trade show in Florence, where Henry will present the brand’s spring/summer 2013 collection.”

Hermès employees found to be in on counterfeit ring (Telegraph)
“A dozen people were arrested by French police last Thursday as part of the dismantling of an international crime ring which produced fake Hermès bags. Two Hermès employees have been dismissed as a result of the probe.”

OBE for the woman who took over from McQueen (Independent)
“The fashion world is not without its pomp and ceremony, and the Queen’s Birthday Honours provide a further occasion for celebration as Emma Hill… and Sarah Burton… receive recognition for services to the industry.”