Best Foot Forward: The man behind Toms (Independent)
"Toms, the brand behind these ethical espadrilles – with its singular tagline 'one for one' – has revolutionised fashionable feet, as well as the face of charitable giving in one easy step. Founder Blake Mycoskie's idea is a simple one: for every pair of shoes sold, another is given to children in the developing world."
Michael Kors’ To Make Billions Thanks to IPO; Will Others Follow? (Fashionista)
"Michael Kors, billionaire? The designer’s record-breaking IPO has proved so successful that other fashion brands are thinking of going public in hopes of coming close to the company’s $8.97 billion valuation, WWD is reporting."
Luxury Titles On the Rise (WWD)
" Are you rolling in cash these days? Magazine publishers seem to think so. It’s only March and four luxury titles have revealed they will launch (or relaunch) to tell the tales of billionaire bachelors, fine Parisian restaurants and the latest antiaging skin procedures."
All Business: Sharp Suits (Independent)
"Whereas Miuccia Prada's recent seasons have seen her blokes kitted out in technicolor floral bri-nylon, lurex cardigans and stack-soled wedges, this time we saw suits... and suits... and suits."
The Liu Wen Express (T Magazine)
"At 24, Liu is not so far removed, in years, from her time at Yongzhou No.3 Middle School. She grew up in the southern province of Hunan, most famous as the birthplace of Mao Zedong and as a powerhouse of domestic pork production. Back then in Yongzhou, population 5.7 million, there were 'no fashion stores, not even fashion magazines,' she said."