Burberry sends shiver, Kick of energy, Coty postpones IPO, Holiday turbulence, Carine Roitfeld

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Burberry

Burberry warning sends shiver through luxury sector (Reuters)
“British fashion brand Burberry issued a profit warning on Tuesday, the clearest sign yet that slowing economic growth in China and Europe’s debt crisis are bringing a boom in demand for luxury clothes and accessories to a halt.”

A Leap in Volume and Length (NY Times)
“The spring collections got a kick of energy as other designers also showed longer lengths and pretty volumes.Carolina Herrera could have skipped the girly crepe shorts and jackets in her strong collection, and just focused on her long, dreamy, lightly color-blocked dresses — the best in pearl-pink silk with a scattering of red-flecked embroidery at the neck and hem.”

Coty postpones $700m IPO amid slowdown (FT)
“Coty, the cosmetics group, has delayed plans to raise up to $700m in an initial public offering that had been set to be this year’s biggest consumer retailer debut.”

Retailers face turbulence nearing holidays (Reuters)
“Shoppers the world over are stressed and forcing retail executives to be both more aggressive and more conservative heading into the year-end holiday period and new year.”

An Intellectual Fashion | Carine Roitfeld (AnOther)
Carine Roitfeld is one of the most famous faces and minds of contemporary fashion. She began her career as a model and muse for the photographer Mario Testino, and participated in the making of the ‘erotic chic’ trend in the late 1990s.”