Asia calls time, Garment District ideas, Singer returns to Vogue, Anya on luxury, JM Weston

Cartier store Shanghai | Source: Ausbst

Asia calls time on Swiss watches (FT)
“Swiss watch exports fell in September for the first time in almost three years as demand from consumers in Asia dropped sharply, raising questions about the immediate prospects of Europe’s luxury goods companies.”

A Garment District With Some Big Ideas (NY Times)
“What to do about Manhattan’s shrinking garment district has been a point of debate among designers and their landlords for at least five years… But until Wednesday, no one had suggested actually making the garment district bigger, which, in effect, is the surprising recommendation of a long-awaited report by the Design Trust for Public Space,”

Sally Singer Returns to Vogue (WWD)
“Those wondering when and where Sally Singer would resurface got the answer Thursday, and it’s a place she knows well — Vogue. Editor in chief Anna Wintour is welcoming Singer back into the Vogue family as creative director, digital.”

Anya Hindmarch: ‘Luxury is more about a good story than a label’ (Telegraph)
“Luxury has become a rather over-used word. But what, really, does it mean? It’s a question I’ve long pondered and one I think has more than one answer – for there are now two entirely different types of consumer luxury: new and established.”

Mencyclopaedia: J.M. Weston (Telegraph)
“Ever since, the masculine elite of the Fifth Republic have languished in a footwear limbo. Almost as disconcerting as Françoise Hollande’s higher-rate income tax is his apparent failure, so far, to slip his socks into a pair of JM Westons.”