Looking Back at a Historic Paris Fashion Week

Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Nowfashion.com

Today, Jessica Michault, editor-in-chief of Nowfashion.com, shares her thoughts on the Paris Fashion Week collections. PARIS, France — Each season, as the international fashion flock winds its way from New York to London to Milan, there is usually a gradual yet perceptible build up of excitement for what comes last: Paris Fashion Week. After all, it’s here in the City of Light where the best and brightest designers from around the

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Prada bucks slowdown, Let there be light, Logo fatigue, Aeffe adds Ungaro, Made in India

Prada Made in India collection | Source: High Snobette

Will Prada Finally Succumb to Global Luxury Slowdown? (CNBC) “Italian fashion house Prada has been a bright spot in a slowing global luxury retail space, and its latest earnings report underscores the resilience. The company delivered another set of solid earnings on Tuesday — first-half net profit surged 60 percent to 286 million euros ($372 milion), thanks to demand from Asian spenders.” Let There Be Light (IHT)

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Gaultier’s milestone, Asian influences, Luxury conferences go global, Legal issues, TheFancy.com

Jean Paul Gaultier by Ed Alcock | Source: NY Times

The Prime of an Enfant Terrible (NY Times) “Watching Mr. Gaultier — and this is the interesting thing, as he stands with his face pressed close to a wall of mirrors, watching not the model, as she moves, but her reflection — you do wonder if the job still holds the charm it once did… But for some time, the fashion world hasn’t known quite what to make of Mr. Gaultier; the one time enfant terrible turns 60 in

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Inside Dries Van Noten, Chinese Vogue’s positive problem, Indian ‘Game-changer’, Hearst digital, Chris Moore

Dries Van Noten | Source: Girl Scene

The Insider’s Outsider (WSJ) “In today’s fashion world of corporate ownership, design by committee and mass production and sales, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is an anomaly. Since he launched his brand in 1985, the 53-year-old Van Noten has lived and worked in Antwerp, avoiding the fashion capitals circuit except for his shows in Paris.” Too Much Demand, Too Little Space: Chinese Vogue (Forbes)

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Sweep of imagination, Inside Dior, China’s creative appeal, Tablets as buying machines, Monetising fashion blogs

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Style.com

Dries Van Noten: Illuminating a Cityscape (IHT) “Dries Van Noten’s show Wednesday was a magnificent sweep of imagination and invention compressed into elegant, modern clothes. There is no doubt that Paris, which comes last on the international calendar, holds the creative corner… What is required to succeed here is an exceptional vision and the ability of an established designer to change without breaking an

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Sustainable Luxury | An issue not to be ignored

[caption id="attachment_3333" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dries Van Noten, courtesy of IHT"][/caption] It's day two of the BoF India Fashion Week and today we turn our attention to Sustainable Luxury, the theme of the most recent IHT Luxury Conference, held this year in India, home of age-old craftsmanship and artisanale traditions. NEW DELHI, India — "What does an economic collapse and a terrorist attack have to do with sustainable luxury?" Everything, strategist and author Jem Bendell suggested as he addressed the attendees of the International Herald Tribune's annual conference on Luxury held last week. The event was re-scheduled from December of last year, due to the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. The topic for this year's conference was Sustainable Luxury—a phrase whose meaning…

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