Galliano hearing, Pinterest’s retail problem, Bosideng in Europe, Indian retail, Teen Vogue story

John Galliano | Source: This Photo Life

John Galliano by Paolo Roversi | Source: SHOWstudio

John Galliano in court to challenge dismissal from Dior and label (Telegraph)
“Galliano appeared at a hearing at the conseil de prud’hommes (France’s equivalent to an employment tribunal) in Paris yesterday. His lawyer claimed victory after the court ruled it was qualified to hear the 52-year-old designer’s claims against his dismissal of creative director of Christian Dior in March 2011.”

Pinterest’s Retail Problem (AdWeek)
“Fashion retailer H&M is pretty popular on Pinterest—in spite of itself. Over the last month, the social scrapbooking platform’s users have pinned, repinned, commented on or liked the brand’s products 145,000 times, according to Pinterest analytics firm Curalate (H&M is not a client). The problem is, a good number of H&M’s popular pins feature dead links—an increasing problem for retailers, said Curalate.”

Bosideng bets on building global brand (China Daily)
“Chinese clothing firm Bosideng International Holdings Ltd aims to accelerate its expansion in Europe after setting foot in Britain, reports Ding Qingfen in London. While all Western retail brands are talking about investing in emerging markets, led by China, Chinese down jacket maker, Bosideng, has its sights set in the opposite direction.”

India retail: luxury options (FT)
“A quick stroll around Mumbai’s High Street Phoenix mall can be somewhat disconcerting for the average Mumbaiker. The eerily clean walkways are filled with the scent of expensive perfume. Shoppers can lust after Burberry trenches and Gucci bags displayed behind gleaming windows. It’s not India as we know it, but it’s an increasingly successful slice of it.”

Teen Vogue, a Survivor at 10 Years (NY Times) 
“As Teen Vogue releases its 10th anniversary March issue just in time for Fashion Week, it is celebrating not just a milestone, but readers like Ms. Davies, who have remained loyal during a decade when other, often well-financed teenage magazines largely disappeared.”