Tommy’s moment, Monetising mobile, Couture sensibility, Replica trade war, Louise Wilson

Tommy Hilfiger | Source: The Five

Tommy Hilfiger (WSJ)
“With his boyish haircut and mischievous grin, it’s hard to believe that Tommy Hilfiger is about to receive the Geoffrey Beene lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.”

Monetizing Mobile Requires More Than Just Waiting For Ad Dollars (Tech Crunch)
“Mobile is exploding. Over 100 million people in the US have smartphones, consumers are spending over 60 minutes a day consuming media on these devices…You would think that advertisers would be rushing to take advantage of this untapped goldmine of an opportunity to reach consumers.”

Haute couture gets more elaborate and more expensive (Independent)
“Haute couture is the preserve of a tiny group of customers, but the collections are hugely influential. Christopher Kane leads a vanguard of labels employing ever more elaborate – and expensive – techniques.”

Stitched up – labels hit back at replica trade (Independent)
“They are emblazoned with top fashion labels such as Burberry, Mulberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, but can be bought for a fraction of the normal cost at car boot sales, in markets and on websites offering ‘designer replicas’.”

Professor Louise Wilson: ‘I’m not rude, I’m just honest’ (Telegraph)
“The reputation of Prof Louise Wilson, OBE, the 50-year-old director of the fashion MA course at Central Saint Martins, precedes her…She’s irascible, opinionated, staggeringly blunt. But her fashion students wouldn’t have it any other way.”