Daily Digest

5 September, 2013

Is New York Fashion Week Near the End of the Runway?

New York Fashion Week, Damrosch Park | Source: NY Times

“To the outside world, Fashion Week may look like the most fabulous party on earth, but insiders are getting a little tired of all the fuss. In its present form, it is more like Fashion Month, beginning Thursday with the overscheduled spring collections in New York and ending with those in Paris on Oct. 3, with no breaks in between for the now thousands of writers, retailers, photographers, videographers, bloggers and hordes of indeterminate somebodies who for various reasons Really Must Be There.”

Boticca Secures $4M In A Series A From MMC Ventures To Expand Internationally

Bottica Screen Shot | Source: Bottica

“It’s now secured $4 Million in a Series A financing from UK-based VC firm MMC Ventures and High Net Worth Individuals in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including Turkish entrepreneur Sina Afra, CEO and Chairman of Markafoni and former European director of M&A for eBay. French Internet entrepreneurs’ fund ISAI, which was in the first round, also contributed.”

Robin Givhan on Her New Book, Race, and Reviewing the Fashion Season

Robin Givhan | Photo: Helayne Seidman

“In anticipation of her jumping back into the fray, the Cut’s Kurt Soller caught up with Givhan to learn more about her book and her interest in the topic, the shows she’s most excited to see, the roots of New York’s fashion inferiority complex, and why no one has yet figured out race (or underage models) on the runway.”

Kenneth Cole Embraces Change

Kenneth Cole | Source: NY Times

“In the Hell’s Kitchen offices of Kenneth Cole Productions, the still-boyishly handsome designer, his hair flecked with gray, was reviewing the renderings of the presentation scheduled for Saturday with Gayle Dizon, the president, and Jena Brook, a senior producer, of Dizon Inc., which produces fashion shows.”

Julie Gilhart: Bouncing Back With a Digital Twist

Julie Gilhart Casey Kelbaugh | Source: NY Times

“Ms. Gilhart is 55, but she has plunged into the churning waters of e-commerce with a millennial’s enthusiasm, bringing her famous eye for brands to the Amazon platforms Shopbop, MyHabit and Amazon Fashion and advising the company on the 40,000-square-foot photography studio it opened in Williamsburg last month.”