Riccardo Tisci By Donatella Versace (Interview)
"Like any competitive industry, fashion understands the market need for a constant infusion of fresh blood and untapped talent. But among the crop of sartorial prodigies to have emerged in recent years, none has ascended from young upstart to master of the universe as rapidly as 36-year-old Italian designer Riccardo Tisci."
Social Media: The Second Generation (WWD)
"Forget those who 'like' you. Go after the ones who don’t. That’s the new strategy emerging in the ever-evolving world of social media.... Now the future of digital marketing isn’t about bulking up a firm’s own branded dot.com... it’s about getting their content onto someone else’s to reach more consumers."
PPR’s grosse acquisition (FT Alphaville)
"There’s ripple of excitement in the luxury goods sector... following reports that Gucci and Puma-owner PPR is on the prowl. Having seen arch rival LVMH swoop for Bulgari, PPR is in talks to make une grosse acquisition in the luxury goods sector."
How India’s Super-Rich Spend Their Money (WSJ India Realtime)
"Meanwhile, the inheritors prefer to do their shopping for clothes and luxury items abroad. 'The same international brands in India don’t have the same range, so I pick them up when I travel overseas... Also, apparel, especially international, better to buy them abroad. The range, the cut, the finish, is better there, even the price.'"
Putting Fairy Tales and Fashion in Play (IHT)
"As a fund-raiser for her Naked Heart Foundation, which builds playgrounds in Russia, the supermodel Natalia Vodianova invited 40 designers to create dresses on a fairy-tale theme."