Narciso’s fixer, Square for Burberry, Twitter vs Instagram, Consignment retail, English Rose

Narciso Rodriguez and Robert Wichser by Ramsay de Give | Source: WSJ

The Fixer in the House of Narciso (WSJ)
“For women’s fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, it has meant hiring left-brain fashion-industry veteran Robert J. Wichser in May. The label tapped him to be chief executive and resident ‘suit’ at the 15-year-old label. Mr. Wichser’s mission is to help the Narciso Rodriguez label regain the business mojo that has eluded it in recent years.”

Square to announce payment trial with Burberry, its first luxury brand partner (TNW)
“Following the roll-out of gift cards in its iOS apps over the weekend, well-placed sources have informed The Next Web that digital payments innovator Square is set to make another announcement – a partnership with British fashion house Burberry in what will be the company’s first tie-up with a luxury brand.”

What are Instagram and Twitter fighting about, and why? (The Economist)
“Instagram used to play nicely with Twitter. But hostilities broke out in July after Instagram was bought by Facebook. This prompted Twitter to disable a feature which let Instagram users import their lists of friends from Twitter; this was, in effect, importing Twitter friendships into the Facebook universe.”

Consignment Shopping, With Confidence, on the Web (NY Times)
“Rummage through your closet. Amass your no-longer-desirable designer clothes. Carry them to a consignment store or upload jpegs to eBay and wait for someone to deem your castoffs worthy of purchase. Or if you are on the buying end: pray the designer pieces you bought online are genuine. That used to be the drill for clothing resale, but with a spate of new sites devoted to the practice, the drill is changing fast.”

i-N Conversation: Phoebe English and Rose Easton (i-D)
“Phoebe English has been getting a lot of attention since her MA collection took the press and Dover Street Market by storm in 2011. Her form-led aesthetic is encapsulated perfectly in the new collection of interlocking minimalist pieces and nature-inspired textiles. What hasn’t been investigated before is that Phoebe English Ltd is actually run by two people.”