Marc’s optical illusions, Mispelaere exits DVF, Arnault shake up, Virtual models, Legal accessory

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: NY Times

Marc Jacobs: Optical Allusions (IHT)
“The Jacobs theory is to take an opposing stand: Whatever he did last season — layered, textured outfits with romantic big fur hats — goes into reverse for the next collection.”

Yvan Mispelaere leaves Diane von Furstenberg (Telegraph)
“French-born Mispelaere, who began his tenure at the DVF in April 2010, announced his unexpected departure just 48 hours after showing his last collection for the label at New York Fashion Week.”

French tycoon’s threat shakes Socialist tax plan (Associated Press)
“Arnault — the CEO of French fashion giant LVMH, owner of houses like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior — is the symbol of France’s treasured luxury fashion industry.So when the face of ‘Made in France’ confirmed Sunday that he had applied for dual citizenship in Belgium it struck deep chord in France’s national pride.”

These Virtual Models Could Be The Future Of Online Shopping (Business Insider)
“For online fashion retailers, displaying an ever-changing selection of clothing can pose a major logistical and financial challenge. Enter virtual models… Looklet, a Sweden-based design company, is already working with major online fashion retailers like H&M and Vente-Privee to present their stock on virtual clotheshorses.”

In fashion circles, lawyers becoming sought-after accessories (Reuters)
“One of the hottest new trends in fashion is emerging from an unlikely venue: law school. Fashion law is a burgeoning niche practice in New York and Los Angeles, both hubs of the approximately $200 billion U.S. apparel market, with both legal firms and design houses hiring specialist attorneys.”