Daily Digest

22 August, 2013

A New Book Looks at the Body and Its Armor

Colin McDowell | Source: Drapers

“Seeking middle ground with his latest project, ‘The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do’ (to be published on Sept. 30 by Phaidon Press), Mr. McDowell, who has written more than 20 books, breaks fashion history down neatly by examining clothing as it relates to specific body parts.”

What Does Tory Burch Want?

Tory Burch | Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

“But what will Ms. Burch — who seems to have it all — move on to? ‘She has already branded herself,’ said Ms. Wang, the designer who made Ms. Burch’s dresses for both her weddings. ‘It was not serendipitous. It was well planned, and I don’t think anyone can argue with that. One thing about Tory is she has a point of view and her own ideas about what she wants to do.’”

Paul Smith

Paul Smith & a Mini in the Designer's Trademark Stripes | Source: Guardian

“We’ve never gone backwards as a company and we’ve never borrowed money, ever. We own the building where I’m sitting right now. It started very modestly with my wife and I, with a small amount of savings, and it’s always just grown very organically and now we employ a thousand people just in Europe.”