Miu Miu strikes a chord, ASOS global, Hugo Boss boost, Louboutin vs YSL, Rocking fashion in Berlin

Miu Miu Autumn Winter 2011 Photographed by Bruce Weber | Source: Miu Miu

Prada Woos Young Chinese With Edgier Sister-Brand (WSJ) “Aiming to cash in on China’s bulging population of young fashion-lovers, Prada is turning its focus in the Chinese market to its… Sister-brand… Miu Miu has struck a chord with China’s young luxury shoppers… Who… Don’t remember the era in which the brand was overshadowed by the Prada label.” Global growth drives ASOS sales (FT) “Online

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Valentino swimming in debt, Bread & Butter Berlin, Arab influences on Western style, Creating Korean luxury

Valentino S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy of Valentino

Valentino hits Permira’s pockets (FT) “Private equity’s costliest excursion on to the catwalk risks turning into a flop as Permira, the UK buy-out house, nears completion of talks with lenders to Valentino, the Italian fashion house, about renegotiating its €2.5bn (£2.1bn) debt.” Bread & Butter anticipation mounts (Drapers) “Karl-Heinz Muller, the organiser of young fashion trade show Bread &

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Michael Burke on Luxury, Menswear second lines, Clements Ribeiro returns, Protests threaten Bread & Butter

Craft Punk exhibit in Miami, courtesy of Fendi

Why Luxury needs a recession (Business 24-7) “Michael Burke, President and CEO of Italian fashion house Fendi, has always maintained that luxury should not be affordable. ‘It cannot be, it shouldn’t be for everybody,’ he insists. ‘The way the products are made, the quality and the works… luxury is not for instantaneous gratification. One should aspire for it.’” Distinctive Men’s

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