Web icons, Lavish rat race, Burberry’s digital flagship, Menswear momentum, Topshop direct

Streetstyle stars | Source: Refinery29

Who Am I Wearing? Funny You Should Ask. (NY Times)
“Was it only a couple of years ago that these showily outfitted swans — stylists, bloggers, fashion editors and style-struck students — click-clacked on the pavements, showing off a mash-up of vintage clothes, fast fashion and high-end labels in what used to be seen as a commerce-free zone? Today many of them are Web icons, trotting out their finery for scores of fans.”

When You Want to Say That’s How to Dress (NY Times)
“Fashion Week has been a lavish rat race, an incredible assault on the nerves, with people rushing down to Chelsea, up to Lincoln Center, back to Chelsea while being bombarded by aimless weirdos with cameras and clothes you can’t forget fast enough.”

As women lighten up, men follow suit on New York’s runways (Reuters)
“The perennial poor relation of women’s high fashion, menswear is nonetheless gaining momentum, as well as market share, in the high-stakes retail business, analysts say. Men’s interest in clothing and personal style is growing and they continue to move toward shopping for themselves, they say.”

Burberry designs flagship London shop to resemble its website (Guardian)
“The store on Regent Street has been designed as a physical manifestation of the Burberry website, known as Burberry World Live… Remodelling the grand structure into a bricks-and-mortar version of a website is a clear statement to the world that, for Burberry, digital now comes first.”

Topshop to sell direct from its spring/summer 2013 show at LFW (Telegraph)
“The retailer will be streaming its show on topshop.com on Sunday 16 September and offering keen beans the chance to get their hands on select pieces from the spring/summer 2013 collection a mere eight weeks later.”