For the boys, Missoni search continues, Design schools in Asia, Ford’s embrace, Lanphear’s new role

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Let’s hear it for the boys, London (Independent)
“With British menswear undergoing something of a renaissance of late – from street-smart casualwear by labels such as Oliver Spencer and YMC, which have risen through the ranks from boutique to brand, to more traditionally worked Savile Row tailoring from Hardy Amies and Spencer Hart – the industry decided to act.”

Missoni Fashion House Seen Overcoming Heir Disappearance (Bloomberg)
Missoni’s strong management and niche positioning should help the Italian fashion company carry on should the worst be confirmed about scion Vittorio Missoni, whose plane disappeared last week, analysts said.”

Schools of Design Extend Their Reach Into Asia (NY Times)
“More Western education institutions are looking to open up in Asia — and U.S. art and design schools are no exception. While the potential for growth is huge, given Asia’s rising creative industries, the actual logistics can be complicated.”

Tom Ford Will Allow Bloggers, Photographers at His Show This Season (The Cut)
Tom Ford, the Internet’s last enemy in fashion, has finally seen the light (or, rather, the cool glow of iPads) and will invite photographers and bloggers to his fall 2013 show at London Fashion Week.”

Kate Lanphear Named Style Director at T (Fashionista)
“After much speculation as to where ex-Elle style director Kate Lanphear would end up after leaving the glossy a few months ago, it looks like we finally have an answer. Earlier today fashion journalist Jim Shi tweeted the following: ‘Kate Lanphear has joined T: The New York Times Style Magazine as style director…’”