The Insider's Outsider (WSJ)
"In today's fashion world of corporate ownership, design by committee and mass production and sales, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is an anomaly. Since he launched his brand in 1985, the 53-year-old Van Noten has lived and worked in Antwerp, avoiding the fashion capitals circuit except for his shows in Paris."
Too Much Demand, Too Little Space: Chinese Vogue (Forbes)
"The diminutive Angelica Cheung presides over Vogue China from her office in one of Beijing’s many tower blocks... This is a woman who – in the midst of a crisis that has pitted publishers against each other in a to-the-death fight for advertising ink – actually needs to continually increase editorial volume to keep up with advertising demands."
India Is Poised to Be Fashion's New Muse (CNBC)
"This week, India opened its doors to foreign retailers in a move that is expected to open the floodgates to western brands entering the skyrocketing Indian market... Stores like Salvatore Ferragamo and LVMH’s Louis Vuitton have been inching into the vast Indian fashion market for some time... This new policy will be a 'game changer' for the retail industry in India"
Hearst: We’ll Have More Than 1 Million Digital Subscribers in 2012 (Mashable)
"David Carey, president of magazine publisher Hearst Corp, expects the company will have more than 1 million paying digital subscribers by the end of 2012...Unlike other magazine publishers such as Conde Nast, Hearst does not offer print subscribers free access to the digital editions of its magazines."
Chris Moore Catwalking: A celebration of the London catwalk (Telegraph)
"For 43 years, photographer Chris Moore has tirelessly tread fashion's 'front line', angling for the best spot at the end of the catwalk, and discreetly capturing unforgettable moments backstage. Having cut his teeth at Vogue in the '50s assisting Cecil Beaton and Henry Clarke, Moore first covered the Paris haute couture shows in 1967, and followed the growing catwalk circuit which developed soon after."