King of casual, Eastern European labels, Holt’s fashion man, Carine on CR, Designer beats

Mickey Drexler | Source: Social Barrel

Mickey Drexler: King of Casual Chic (WSJ)
“With a sobriquet like “Merchant Prince,” you might expect J.Crew Chief Executive and Chairman Millard (Mickey) Drexler to have a biography that extends to at least four pages. Instead, it is precisely four short paragraphs.”

East European fashion labels aim for the world stage (Reuters)
“Around emerging Europe, where garment assembly for Western brands has been a thriving business for years, there is a new confidence that local designs also have a chance on the world stage.”

Holt Renfrew targets the fashion-minded man (The Globe and Mail)
“Holt’s is putting a new push on men’s wear just as its key competitors – including Harry Rosen, this country’s top upscale men’s clothier – are moving in a similar direction.”

Carine Roitfeld on CR Fashion Book (The Cut)
“Roitfeld’s obsessive tendencies provide the framework for her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, which hits newsstands on September 13. Each biannual issue will revolve around a particular theme that an ever-changing cast of contributors will interpret in their own ways; fittingly, the debut issue’s focus is ‘rebirth.’”

They Provide the Music to Sashay By (NY Times)
“What would a fashion show be without music? Nowhere nearly as exciting. Certainly less impressive. Probably a little awkward.”