Daily Digest

12 September, 2013

Love Gold…and Wool, and Fur, and Crystals: the Pro-Active Luxury Supply Chain

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign | Source: Swarovski

“Yesterday, at Narciso Rodriguez’s show, close readers of show notes (ie, those who are not using their wait time runway side to feed their Twitter and Instagram addiction) might have noticed a little symbol next to many of the look descriptions in his running list: the Woolmark swirl, to indicate which outfits are made from that exciting fibre.”

Why Street Style ‘Peacocks’ Are Critical to the Fashion Industry

Elena Perminova, Michelle Harper, Natalie Joos, Miroslava Duma, Anya Ziourova, Anna Dello Russo and Giovana Battaglia | Photo: Stefania Yarhi

“By providing a global view into both the here and now and the future of trends, street style can serve designers with both inspiration and confirmation. Trend services like WGSN accordingly forecast two years ahead so brands can plan their products and assortments well in advance. But those same trend services also report on what people are wearing now for the same reason.”

ModCloth is Selling an Era They Missed Out On

ModCloth Screenshot | Source: ModCloth.com

“An entire wall of ModCloth’s offices here is an inspiration board featuring a collage of images: stills from the Zooey Deschanel television series “New Girl,” photos of Taylor Swift in floral dresses, vintage shots of women in turbans, and selfies by 20-something style bloggers with bangs. If Ms. Deschanel were an online retailer, she might well be ModCloth, the online retailer of vintage-inspired clothing and décor founded by Susan Gregg Koger, 28, and her husband, Eric Koger, 29, that is just over a decade old.”

Four Collections, Four Successes

“Ten minutes of a very good Michael Kors show makes you stupidly happy. The crisis in Syria? The mayor’s race? Mr. Kors could only imagine a perfect world on Wednesday, with a parade of conservative-chic clothes, including blazers, some beautiful dance skirts in white linen gauze and embroidered taupe linen, and refined-looking coats.”

Richemont Revenue Growth Misses Estimates as China Sales Decline

Richemont | Source: Richemont

“Cie. Financiere Richemont SA, the world’s largest jewelry maker, reported slower revenue growth for the first five months of its fiscal year that missed analysts’ estimates on lower sales in mainland China. Sales rose 9 percent in the period through August, excluding currency shifts, the Geneva-based company said today in a statement. Analysts expected 10 percent growth, according to the median of 21 estimates gathered by Bloomberg News.”