NAP’s major magazine, Redcats sale, Blogging to fashioning, Wang rumours, Model rights

Net-a-Porter online magazing | Source: 5 to 9 Branding

Net-a-Porter CEO: It’s no secret we’re launching a major fashion magazine (Wired)
“Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter is planning to launch a printed magazine within the next 12 months, according to CEO Mark Sebba, speaking at the Business Leaders Network’s Making it Mobile event.”

PPR, U.S. private equity firm talk on Redcats: sources (Reuters)
“The Redcats mail order unit of French retail and luxury group PPR SA is in late-stage talks to sell its plus size fashion business to Boston-based private equity firm Charlesbank.”

From Fashion to Fashioning: Bloggers Taking a Turn as Designers (WWD)
“It was not that long ago when fashion bloggers were considered super-fan party crashers at Fashion Week shows. Soon enough, though, they were recognized as influencers, with some gaining notoriety and front-row seats to the runway presentations. More and more, they are being called on to collaborate with a label or retailer on a fashion collection.”

Alexander Wang Appears as Leading Candidate for Balenciaga (On the Runway)
“In the continuing Balenciaga drama, Alexander Wang appears to be the leading candidate to succeed the star designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, and an announcement of his appointment could be made as early as next week, a Paris source with knowledge of the discussions said on Wednesday night.”

Viewpoint: Do models need more rights? (BBC News)
“Modelling is a seemingly glamorous profession, and models are certainly not the people you picture when you think of bad working conditions. But wipe off the sheen and another reality emerges.”