Mature markets, AlleyCorp’s grab bag, Warming to wool, Role model Rocha, Frock star

Mature markets (FT) “‘Attitudes seem to be slowly changing, as blogs such as Advanced Style, The Women’s Room, and That’s Not My Age have highlighted the fact that growing older does not mean women lose interest in fashion and style,’ says British trend forecaster Jane Kellock, founder of The Women’s Room.” Expanding Her Efforts to Be a Role Model (NY Times) “More than just a pretty face, Ms. Rocha is

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Cottage country: Canada’s top (business) models

I am filing this post from “Cottage Country”, north of Toronto, very far from the centre of the fashion world. Nontheless, when I first arrived in Toronto about a week ago, I asked local fashionistas the same questions I ask everywhere in an effort to seek out local stories which are still relevant to the international readership of the Business of Fashion. There's always an interesting story to tell. Who should I try to meet, where should I go to see designs by the top local designers, and which fashion brands and retail chains are using innovative ways to build their businesses? Almost without exception, these questions were met with a slight shrugging of the shoulders and a resignation that…

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