Ferragamo menswear designer takes on womenswear (Reuters)
"Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has said its menswear designer Massimiliano Giornetti will also take on women's ready-to-wear."
Hugo Boss keeps 2009 outlook after weak Q2 (Reuters)
"Hugo Boss said on Thursday second-quarter loss before interest and tax (EBIT) widened to 15.6 million euros ($21.99 million) from 2.2 million in the same period last year. Sales fell 5.4 percent to 303.9 million euros."
House-Brand Menswear That Aims to Be a Cut Above (WSJ)
"Passersby along New York's Fifth Avenue will soon see a change at Saks Fifth Avenue: Rather than a designer collection, a corner window will announce the department store's own new line of menswear."
How Do You Like Me Now? (New York Times)
"Until Mr. Gaskins chose to reveal himself, now that he is closing his business, as the author of The Emperor's Old Clothes, only a handful of friends knew he had such a biting side. But as Fluff Chance, his pseudonymous creation, Mr. Gaskins is fearless in his critiques of colleagues and their creations.."
The uproarious story of Biba, the store that defined the Sixties (Daily Mail)
"Way before Kate Moss donned vintage styles, Barbara Hulanicki, the brains and talent behind Biba, was putting together the most evocative and iconic fashions from all eras. And instead of flogging them at film star prices, the boutique was dead cheap."