Couture’s reality check, Shoppers pull back, Primark scores, Tesco’s F&F coming soon, Renzo Rosso hits India

"Under the sign of the lion" Chanel's Couture Show Fall 2010 | Source:

Full Spectrum, Less Spectacle (NY Times) “Don’t be fooled by the giant lion at Chanel… Most of the remaining half-dozen or so houses that show haute couture scaled down their presentations… a nip here, a tuck there and a P.R. man explaining in a hushed tone that the designer wanted to ‘return to couture’s roots.’” Luxury shoppers pull back in June (Bloomberg) “MasterCard Advisor’s

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UK bans Diesel ads, India’s luxe kids, Fashionable shorts, Shulman honoured, Facebook fatigue?

Diesel banned from using ‘offensive’ ads (Reuters) “Fashion label Diesel has been banned from using two adverts showing young women which a standards watchdog said were likely to cause serious offence.” Global brands widening product portfolio in kids segment (Economic Times) “Kids are getting spoilt more than ever before with busy parents trying to make up for lack of time and presence through luxury

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Eddie Bauer files for bankruptcy, Mulberry gains, Beth Ditto designs, Diesel Black Gold pulls out of NYFW

Eddie Bauer goose down slippers, courtesy of Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer Plots Its Next Ascent (WSJ) “Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., the nearly 90-year-old outdoor retailer with a rich history, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, overcome by a heavy debt load.” British style captures mood of times, says Mulberry (Reuters) “The leather bags specialist said UK like-for-like sales leapt 21 percent in the first 10 weeks of its new financial year, helping to send its shares

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Superfine and Diesel | Jean pool?

MILAN, Italy - Is Diesel's Renzo Rosso on the prowl again? Word on the street is that Rosso is in talks to acquire Superfine Jeans, the hot London-based premium denim brand, founded in 2003 by Lucy Pinter and Flora Evans. Superfine has become well known for its directional silhouettes and popularity amongst the global style A-list, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Mary-Kate Olsen. While Mr. Rosso has been acquisitive in the past, he has tended to focus more on the fashion end of things, acquring stakes in  Maison Martin Margiela, DSquared2, and most recently, Sophia Kokosalaki, through Diesel's Staff International subsidiary. That Mr. Rosso is reportedly looking to acquire another denim brand may suggest that Diesel, which now ranks…

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