Andrew Rosen Midtown man, Recession-proof Lululemon, McQueen briefs, Indian fashion, Osman’s rising star

Vivienne Westwood's 'dress for a rebellious princess' | Source: Telegraph

Made in Midtown: Meet Andrew Rosen, Theory (Huffington Post) “As an inveterate horseman, Andrew Rosen knows the power of bloodlines– and in his, fashion run deep. His grandfather Arthur, a dress-maker, launched Puritan Manufacturing Co. in Boston nearly a century ago. ‘I remember as a young boy running around the factories and the warehouses, playing in-between all the clothes,’ he says.” Lululemon

…Continue Reading

Autumn/Winter 2010 | The Season That Was

Alexander McQueen digital tribute at On|Off, London | Source: The Business of Fashion

LONDON, United Kingdom — The passing of Alexander McQueen and the future of his namesake brand provided the defining background narrative of the Autumn/Winter 2010 collections. Everywhere a fashionista went, in every conversation, at every show, party and presentation, the ghost of Alexander McQueen seemed to linger as the industry struggled to come to terms with its most sudden loss of creative genius since Gianni Versace was

…Continue Reading

McQueen’s guiding light, PVH’s Hilfiger upside, Neiman ekes out profit, Online ad spend overtakes print, Fantasy furs

Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Style.com

A light in the darkness (Style.com) “In Alexander McQueen’s final collection, medieval influences transformed into calm, poetic beauty.” Phillips-Van Heusen May Gain From Buying Hilfiger (Bloomberg) “Phillips-Van Heusen would gain extra profit within a year of a reported potential acquisition of Tommy Hilfiger Corp.” Neiman Marcus posts profit as sales start improving (Reuters) “Neiman Marcus

…Continue Reading

Gap’s global push, Burani’s end of the road, Swedish super-labels, Milan shortchanged, McQueen mourned

Gap Kids Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Gap Facebook

Gap targets Milan and China as it kickstarts its plans for global expansion (FT) “Gap, the American casual clothing retailer, plans to open a store in Milan, the home of Italian high fashion, later this year, in a further sign of its growing confidence after a multi-year slump.” Mariella Burani Fashion Group Will Be Dissolved (Bloomberg) “Mariella Burani Fashion Group, which makes Vivienne Westwood products under

…Continue Reading

McQueen brand to continue, PPR profits up, Burberry restructures in Spain, Alexa joy for Mulberry, London’s lights

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2010 | Source: style.com

Alexander McQueen label will survive (Times) “Alexander McQueen’s fashion label will live on despite the designer’s apparent suicide last week, it was announced this morning.” PPR full year net profit increases 7 percent (AP) “Retail-to-luxury group PPR SA reported a 7 percent increase in 2009 profits Thursday and said it is launching a sales offensive to boost revenues in fast-growing markets such as

…Continue Reading

The future of McQueen, Express IPO, IT Holding brand sale, NY menswear evolves, Facebook brand ranking

Express Advertisement | Source: kassienappier

The future of Alexander McQueen (Telegraph) “There has, understandably, been no official indication yet on the future of Alexander McQueen – the brand, beyond the statement by Robert Polet, Gucci Group CEO: ‘The legacy he leaves us is a rich one, and one that we will cherish and honour.’ But will they? And how?” Clothing company Express files for $200 mln IPO (Reuters) “Express, the sixth-largest

…Continue Reading

Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010

Alexander McQueen 1969 - 2010 | Source: Harper's Bazar

Alexander McQueen, A True Master (WWD) “The London-born McQueen’s death unleashed a torrent of shock and anguish from designers, retailers and others in the fashion world. ‘In a world where every man and his dog is a designer, Alexander McQueen was the real deal.'” Alexander McQueen, found dead on February 11 (Telegraph) “Alexander McQueen, who was found dead on February 11 aged 40…was celebrated as

…Continue Reading

Bidding Farewell to Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Store on 14th Street in New York | Source: Stylesightings

LONDON, United Kingdom — One of the first fashion shows I ever attended was the Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2007, staged in the round at the Cirque D’Hiver in Paris. Jonathan Akeroyd, the affable CEO of McQueen, was kind enough to grant my cheeky request for an invitation, and he even let me bring along my college roommate, who was studying outside Paris at the time. We were seated in the very last row way up in

…Continue Reading

Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

Pringle Film Screenshot | Source: Style.com

  NEW YORK, United States — Fashion film was everywhere this season. Emerging and established designers alike dreamt up new ways to use the medium, proving it to be an increasingly powerful and flexible format for capturing, heightening and transmitting the energy of the collections. In New York, designers Gareth Pugh and Tim Hamilton presented films that acted as prequels and sequels to their respective Paris runway shows,

…Continue Reading

Spring/Summer 2010 | The Season That Was

Yohji Yamamoto and Zinedine Zidane

LONDON, United Kingdom – As four weeks of fashion shows came to a close last week in Paris, it was hard to believe it had only been a month since the start of a fashion week season that had many designers, editors and buyers holding their breath. Thankfully, optimism reigned supreme as the industry finally got its groove back. But even before the regular jam-packed four week fashion marathon was Fashion’s Night Out — possibly the

…Continue Reading

McQueen 2.0, Hermès booms in China, Retail vacancies soar, Japanese dress down, Store inventories

Alexander McQueen S/S 10 | Source: SHOWstudio

Techno Revolution (New York Times) “The most dramatic revolution in 21st-century fashion took place this week under the sweeping eyes of two giant robots. As they rolled down the stage at the Alexander McQueen show, the machines cast their cameras in diverse directions to project images on to the ever-changing kaleidoscope of a backdrop.” Hermès Chief Thomas Says China Booming, U.S. Market Positive (Bloomberg)

…Continue Reading

McQueen ruffles feathers, BFC shuffle, PR for Wal-Mart, Bulgari profits fall, Price of luxury

Alexander McQueen F/W 09, courtesy of Coutorture

McQueen Leaves Fashion in Ruins (New York Times) “With a runway of broken mirrors surrounding a garbage heap made of props from his own past collections, Mr. McQueen created a stage to symbolize the sudden crash of luxury exuberance.” Hilary Riva is to step down as chief executive of the British Fashion Council (Drapers) Riva to shift roles, “as part of a management restructure initiated by chairman Harold

…Continue Reading

McQueen for Target, E-commerce slows, Clothes in a downturn, Gaultier’s president

Alexander McQueen to collaborate with Target (Drapers) Alexander McQueen creates a range for Target geared towards a "slightly older customer." Online Retailers: Slower Growth Expected This Holiday Season (WSJ) Online retailers are resilient when it comes to the economy, but they’re not immune," according to Scott Silverman, Shop.org's executive director. What Moves During An Economic Downturn (JC Report) "One might assume that demand for timeless basics would be on the rise in such uncertain times, many retailers report that it's the exact opposite." Jean Paul Gaultier Said to Tap New President (WWD) Veronique Gautier is said to be the new president of Jean Paul Gaultier. Alexander McQueen, photo courtesy of Alexander McQueen.

…Continue Reading