Victoria’s not so secret, Holt’s youth click, Klimt legacy, UK textile resurgence, Working fashionista

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 | Source: Global Beauties

Victoria’s Secret Channels Mad Men Into Hottest Limited (BusinessWeek)
“Limited Brands Inc. Victoria’s Secret is thriving using a marketing strategy that seems more Mad Men-era than from the age of Twitter. While other big brand retailers try to hone their social- media skills, the intimate-apparel chain is creating excitement with a network TV holiday fashion show featuring young women wearing Swarovski crystal-decorated lingerie strutting down a runway in six-inch heels.”

Holt Renfrew: On a Youth Click (WWD)
“The retailer has spent the past year carefully building its social media presence, with a primary goal of reaching a younger demographic. Canada’s leading luxury retailer, with nine doors spanning the country from Toronto to Vancouver, wants to make sure its digital message is in line with its overall mission: providing customers with an extraordinary experience.”

Designers Dip Into Klimt’s Well (IHT)
“It is 150 years since the birth of Gustav Klimt, the creator of the gilded plaques, the russet richness and the jeweled mosaics that have entranced the world of decorative arts. His legacy lies not only in the artist’s paintings from his native Vienna, nor in the exceptional decoration of the modernist Stoclet Villa in Brussels, but also in fashion.”

Textiles magnate predicts UK resurgence (FT)
“Due to UK retailers’ growing need for more responsive suppliers to help them react quicker to fashion trends, Lord Alliance believes the massive trend over the past 20 years towards ‘offshoring’ of UK textiles production can be put into reverse.”

A working fashionista (Moscow News)
“For a woman who has become known as one of Russia’s ‘Fashion Pack,’ Miroslava Duma’s education was not pointing her to the world of fashion journalism she is making her own.”