Being Orla Kiely, Neiman Marcus confident, Cyber Monday here to stay, BFA winners, H&M and Marni

Orla Kiely | Source: MEN Media

The Pluck of the Irish (WSJ) “Orla Kiely, the Irish designer known for her quirky, signature, retro stem prints, still gets excited when she sees someone wearing her brand. ‘It is nice that people like it enough to buy it,’ she says, sipping black coffee at her London store in Covent Garden, the first one to open in Europe in 2005.” Neiman Marcus CEO: High end shopping with confidence (Reuters) “Neiman Marcus Group Inc

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Redefining luxury, Fashion’s next frontier, Touchy-feely, Paul Smith’s highest honour, Carine Roitfeld Q&A

Bottega Veneta Autumn/Winter 2011 | Source: Style Frizz

How The Uncertain Economy Is Changing The Definition Of Luxury (Forbes) “With the emergence of new wealthy consumers from the BRIC countries and the economic downturn for most nations outside of the BRIC superfecta in the past few years, luxury has taken on a multitude of new meanings. No longer does it exclusively equate to expensive products that are mostly of French or Swiss origins.” Fashion’s Next Frontier

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Shopping as entertainment, India’s growing appetite for luxury, Rodarte’s sister act, BFA nominees, Tavi’s ‘Rookie’

Zegna virtual store iPad app | Source: NY Times

Next Step for Labels: Cyber-Boutiques (IHT) “The ultimate challenge for all luxury brands is to go digital — without losing their key attributes of individuality and identity. Yet click onto almost every big name fashion Web site and while the product offering might be tempting, the experience is often bland and only two-dimensional. The success of Net-a-porter.com and of its witty masculine version, Mrporter.com, is the

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Galliano opens up, Phoebe’s rewards, Sequoia’s new venture, Fashionista’s ‘Making It’ panel, The rise of me-tailers

John Galliano | Source: fotografuojam

John Galliano on Dior, Fashion and Style (WWD) “Over the next hour he engages in ebullient conversation that is both thoughtful and as entertaining… In addition to addressing [the beautifully redone store], he will discuss his own creative process, anoint a mysterious Brit designer a rising star and argue quite convincingly that the best birthday parties happen in London.” Phoebe Philo wins Designer of the Year

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