At Opposite Ends of the Fashion Spectrum, Demi-Couture and Luxury Sportswear Strike a Chord

Left: Mary Katrantzou’s ‘Jewel Tree’ dress, Right: A look from Christopher Raeburn S/S 2012 | Source:

LONDON, United Kingdom — Luxury casualwear and demi-couture don’t appear to have much in common. You can’t get much further from a hand-embellished crystal crinoline dress than a silk jersey t-shirt or a sporty windbreaker. But in recent seasons, many of fashion’s brightest young talents have been gravitating towards one extreme or the other. Labels like Alexander Wang, The Row and Christopher Raeburn have struck a chord with their

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Browns celebrates 40, Neiman’s sales revival, Social networking women, Liberty’s Target, Fashion falls for Alice

Browns celebrates 40 years in fashion (Telegraph) “The John Galliano shirt wasn’t my first temptation at Browns, but has somehow come to represent what the shop stands for. Some four decades on, it has kept the flag flying for delightful conspicuous expenditure.” Neiman boosted by sales revival (FT) “Neiman Marcus, yesterday said its February store sales had improved, underlining the continuing revival of US

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Malls in danger, Mrs. B on luxury, Fashion is Valentine’s Day loser, Luxury still lures rich

Mall of America, photo courtesy of the New York Times

Our Love Affair With Malls Is on the Rocks (New York Times) “The mall we married has become the toxic spouse we can’t quit, though we really must quit, but just not any time soon. The mall, for its part, is wounded by our ambivalence and feels financially adrift.” London: Words of Wisdom from Mrs. B (The Luxe Chronicles) Mrs. B, the influential British retailer weighs in on the economic crisis affecting the luxury

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