Daily Digest

18 February, 2013

The Arnault Legacy

Delphine Arnault Photography by Patrick Demarchelier | Source: WSJ

“Delphine has soaked up a lot of her father’s painstaking attention to detail, if not his imperial manner. If work sometimes looks like one big test, she’s determined to out-study every other student, making her supremely competent. “She’s very much like him,” says someone who worked closely with her at Dior. ‘Rigorous, very well-educated, very serious, but her father’s success is a heavy weight on her.’”

Krakoff – Coach’s driving force

Reed Krakoff | Source: Coach

“Krakoff himself describes Coach 2.0 as everyday chic luxury. “I think the idea of American design is that form follows function, and that design is responsible to functionality. Coach now is rooted in a sense of American functionality, but that has been overlaid with style, colour, optimism.” This is a verbatim quote from Krakoff.”

Lucy Yeomans on Changing the Fashion Media Rules

Lucy Yeomans | Source: Net-a-Porter

“BoF sat down with Yeomans in a corner library at Net-a-Porter’s vast headquarters to discuss her decision to leave Harper’s Bazaar, blending commerce and content, her vision for Net-a-Porter’s new editorial presence, separation of church and state, the global fashion consumer and building the fashion magazine of the future.”

Iconic Milliner, Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones | Source: Dazed Digital

Stephen Jones might not need an introduction, but he definitely deserves one. Fashion’s favourite (and most prolific) milliner is known for both his own line – imagined from his jewel-like premises on Great Queen Street – and an A-Z of designer collaborations that takes in all the big guns, from Alaïa to Comme des Garçons, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, John Galliano plus Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler, his first Paris collaborations in the 80s.”

Topshop’s new LA site

Topshop LA | Source: Refinery29

“Los Angeles is the first opening since December when Sir Philip sold 25 per cent of Topshop and Top Man to Leonard Green & Partners, a US private equity firm. The all-cash deal valued the two brands at £2bn. The deal was done with US expansion in mind, he says. LGP is ‘a strategic partner . . . they know the American market. They own 12 companies [and] they’re the biggest shareholder in Whole Foods, Sports Authority and others.’”