A metallic edge, Luxury relief, Fancy’s next move, Alistair Carr to McQ, VFiles launch

Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Nowfashion

Metallics, florals and futuristic edge rock London fashion (Reuters)
“Rainbow colored metallics, abstract prints and edgy florals sashayed down the runway on day four of London Fashion Week, which featured a star-studded line-up of designers from Peter Pilotto to Christopher Kane and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey.”

Relief for luxury groups in French court (FT)
“The French luxury goods industry drew a sigh of relief after a Paris court rejected a jewellery designer’s claim that he owned the intellectual property of designs made when he worked for Van Cleef & Arpels, the jewellery company owned by Swiss-based Richemont.”

Fancy Bests Pinterest Again, Adds AmEx, Gift-Giving Platforms (Forbes)
“In his next step to dominate the social universe, Joseph Einhorn has added a gift-giving platform to Fancy. The function enables users to create a gift, invite others to contribute, and have the present sent directly to the recipient.”

Alistair Carr headed to McQ as head of design (Telegraph)
“Carr, a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art, left his year-long post at Pringle back in April and was succeeded by the in-house design team.”

VFiles Officially Launches (WWD)
“VFiles, a new social-media site centered on fashion and style, launched last week following a month of beta testing. The site was conceived and developed by Julie Anne Quay, a former executive editor at V magazine.”