Unexpected star, Pinault upbeat, Deciphering devices, Post-internet lifestyle, McQ Savile Row

Grace Coddington by Greg Kessler | Source: NY Times

Always in Fashion (NY Times)
“Of course, Ms. Coddington’s frankness and profanity, as well as her differences from her boss, are precisely what first endeared her to a mass audience three years ago, when she emerged as the unexpected breakout star of R. J. Cutler’s documentary about Vogue, ‘The September Issue.’”

PPR CEO upbeat on luxury goods market (USA Today)
“As chairman and CEO of luxury empire PPR, Francois-Henri Pinault runs a multibillion-dollar franchise in luxury and sports including brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Puma. He has a great window into the global economy and is betting population growth, luxury and sports will liven up an already strong business.”

Deciphering the Devices (WWD)
“Mobile commerce has emerged as the fastest-growing retail channel. But as higher-end brands adopt these practices more aggressively than ever as a way to cater to their consumer, who is increasingly shopping on any number of devices, they should not underestimate the iPad as a significant commerce source.”

Seriously Unserious About Fashion (NY Times)
“Not everyone in the fashion world understands DIS Magazine. But for a self-described online ‘post-Internet lifestyle magazine’that gets its name from an oppositional prefix, that is to be not only expected but perhaps even intended.”

David Collins on Alexander McQueen’s Saville Row Return (Dazed Digital)
Alexander McQueen has moved in at 9 Savile Row, the world’s most hardcore tailoring address, with a menswear flagship…  Realising the McQ store which opened a few blocks away on Dover Street earlier this season, David Collins also designed this menswear space. We caught up with the interior designer and architect to discuss heritage and transgression.”