Stella’s big night, NY Times new tricks, PVH margins rise, Optimising for mobile, Basil Soda

Stella McCartney named designer of the year (FT)
“Stella McCartney has won the coveted designer of the year award at the British Fashion Awards 2013, the latest in a series of personal and professional coups for the designer and her brand.”

Old Media, New Tricks (AdWeek)
“From the moment you step off the elevator onto the 28th floor of the Times Building, with its panoramic views of midtown Manhattan, it is clear this is not your father’s New York TimesWith the newsroom housed 24 floors below, the seven-year-old R&D Lab acts as a tech startup of sorts inside the New York Times Co., home of the 161-year-old, self-styled newspaper of record.”

PVH expects to earn more this year as margins rise (Reuters)
“Clothing maker PVH Corp posted a bigger quarterly profit on Tuesday despite a slight drop in sales as its higher margin Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger businesses grew faster, and its shares gained one percent in after-hours trade.”

Brands urged to ‘wake up’ to mobile web (Marketing Week)
“Brands have been urged to ‘wake up’ and ensure their websites are mobile-ready or face losing billions in sales as new research finds consumer demand for mobile optimised sites is set to rocket next year.”

Establishing His Name, No Matter How You Say It (NY Times)
“Hear that Basil Soda could be found in Brooklyn recently, and you might roll your eyes at the latest crazy concoction of local food artisans. But in fact Mr. Soda is a Lebanese fashion designer who was having a trunk show at Jimmy’s New York boutique in Gravesend, which will carry his collections for the first time next spring.”