Week in Review | London 2012 Olympics, Technology and Fashion Collide, Learning from Piaggi, Hughes and Vidal

Week in Review August 13-17

The Fashion Trail | London 2012 Olympics (Opinion) “Ostensibly, the intention was to show the inextricable links between British fashion and music. But while it may have made for powerful imagery in the pages of Vogue, on the global stage of the Olympic stadium, it simply wasn’t impactful.” In Digital London, Technology and Fashion Collide (Fashion 2.0) “In recent cycles, London’s rising technology and fashion

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Colin’s Column | What Fashion Can Learn from Vidal, Hughes and Piaggi

Anna Piaggi Doppie Pagine | Source: happyvintage.glamour.it

LONDON, United Kingdom — To lose three people of great cultural value in a couple of weeks seems a cruel deprivation. First, Gore Vidal, then Robert Hughes and, finally, Anna Piaggi — belles lettres, art criticism and fashion knowledge lightly worn. They will be missed in their different ways. But each one of them had something to contribute to fashion, though I suspect that many, inside and outside the fashion industry, may not

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Week in Review | Laurenceairline, Choosing the Right Investors, Apple Fancy, Adieu Anna Piaggi

Week in Review August 6-10

The Spotlight | Laurenceairline (Emerging Designers) “Many recent international fashion collections have been ’inspired’ by African culture and crafts. But why have we heard so little about designers originating from Africa itself? Enter Laurenceairline, a small Paris-based menswear label…” Finding Your M.O. | Part 5: How to Choose the Right Investors (Education) “Last month, in Part 3 of this series, I

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Remembering Anna Piaggi, Tumi soars, Esprit’s key hire, Vilebrequin acquisition, Model memoir

Anna Piaggi by David Bailey | Source: David Bailey

Anna Piaggi, Fashion Editor With a Keen Eye for Trends, Dies at 81 (NY Times) “Anna Piaggi, an oracular Italian fashion editor known for an endless array of eye-popping, wildly colorful outfits of the most peculiar combinations, ranging from vintage Patou to thermal mountain rescue coats to a uniform vest from late-period McDonald’s, died Tuesday at her home in Milan.” Tumi shares soar on strong profit forecast

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