Pragmatic maverick, Urban Outfitters’ lost confidence, Discounting at Gap, Nordstrom eyes Canada, Camilla Skovgaard

Thomas Tait | Source: Dorchester Collection

A London Design Maverick as a Pragmatist (On the Runway) “Thomas Tait was in New York last week for London Showrooms, a presentation of young British fashion talent. Actually, Mr. Tait is Canadian, educated at a technical school in Montreal. In 2010, he completed the master’s program in women’s wear at Central Saint Martins in London, whereupon he joined that distinguished race known as the Young Fashion Designer.”

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CEO Talk | Camilla Skovgaard, Shoe designer and entrepreneur

Camilla Skovgaard | Source: Shine Group

HONG KONG, China - Camilla Skovgaard is one of those rare aberrations of the current economic malaise. While almost all other designers I have spoken to are nervously reporting order cancellations and declining or flat sales, Skovgaard’s shoes have chalked up triple-digit increases for Spring/Summer 2009. Of course, part of this growth can be explained by the rapid growth of the luxury shoe category — it’s a case

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