Week in Review | Top 10 Fashion Films, Celebrating Aldo Bensadoun, Nickelson Wooster in Profile

Week in Review October 15-19

Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season (Fashion 2.0)
“Amongst the current crop of fashion films, a number of breakthrough videos employed inexpensive but compelling visual concepts and, in some cases, heavy doses of humour and quirk, as was the case with DIS magazine’s hilarious film for Kenzo Menswear and Alex Turvey’s fabulously eccentric film for Anna Dello Russo’s H&M accessories collaboration, “Fashion Shower.” Sit back and enjoy our selection of The Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season.”

Aldo Bensadoun, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aldo Group (CEO Talk)
Aldo Bensadoun could not have known that the shoe company he started with just one design (a clog) would grow into one of the world’s largest footwear retailers, with over 1600 stores in 80 countries around the world. In a rare, in-depth interview during the kick-off of Aldo’s 40th anniversary celebrations in Montréal, following a day long tour of Aldo Group’s operations, I sat down with Mr Bensadoun to understand the secrets of his global success.”

Nickelson Wooster, Creative Director (The Creative Class)
“He has been ordained ‘the alpha male of American street style’ by GQ and called ‘Woost God’ by some of his most rabid fans. But Nickelson ‘Nick’ Wooster, known for his sharply tailored blazers, handlebar moustache and armsleeve tattoos, is more than an arbiter of good taste.”

Who Are You Calling Girly? (NY Times)
“In the year since Ms. Waight Keller, formerly the designer of Pringle of Scotland, became the creative director at Chloé, many visitors have noted the remarkable calmness that radiates from her studio. That, and the fact that roughly 80 percent of the hundreds of employees at the company are women, which is a point of pride at a house that has projected an aura of femininity for 60 years.”
YSL Files Motion to Dismiss Louboutin Case (The Cut)
“The Christian Louboutin versus YSL case has dragged on for well over a year, and now it seems like both parties are finally willing to stick a fork in it… YSL filed a request to drop the rest of its counterclaims against Christian Louboutin, according to a brief issued by YSL’s lawyer, David Bernstein.”
Luxury goods to slow as Chinese spend less (FT)
“Growth in the luxury goods market will slow this year as Chinese consumers spend less at home and give fewer gifts as they await the imminent change in Beijing’s government, according to the consultancy Bain & Co.”
Why Henry Holland is more than a figure of fashion fun (Independent)
“Holland has been making people talk since 2006. It was at London Fashion Week that the public first saw his slogan T-shirts, when designers Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon took their post-show bows, each wearing a Holland design in homage to the other. ‘Get yer freak on, Giles Deacon,’ read Pugh’s. ‘UHU, Gareth Pugh,’ said Deacon’s in return.”