When a Bottom Line Isn't Just About Profit (New York Times)
"As the fashion industry struggles with a global economic downturn and a rapidly changing consumer landscape, qualities that are at the heart of family and owner/founder businesses, like a consistent vision and a long-term approach, seem to be helping those companies ride out the storm."
Fashion house Celine says 2009 year of transition (Reuters)
"French fashion house Celine, owned by luxury goods group LVMH, has been holding off opening new stores this year and hopes collections from creative director Phoebe Philo will underpin sales from 2010."
Jimmy Choo and Inter Parfums Sign a Fragrance License Agreement (Yahoo)
"Inter Parfums, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Inter Parfums SA, and Jimmy Choo have signed a 12-year worldwide license agreement commencing on January 1, 2010 for the creation, development and distribution of fragrances under the Jimmy Choo brand."
Paper Scrapes By In Style (Forbes)
"New York City's Midtown skyscrapers host some of the biggest names in American media: Hearst, Condé Nast, Time Inc., The New York Times, CBS and News Corp. A dozen blocks south in the Koreatown neighborhood are the offices of Paper, a magazine that endures apart from the mainstream."
Paris match: Giles Deacon's tough glamour (Independent)
"British designer Giles Deacon's brand of tough glamour made him a star of the London catwalks. This week he's going to show the French capital what he's made of, he tells Susannah Frankel."