Fashion criticism, Italian tax twists, Ecommerce imperative, Trunk show, Ethan Koh’s heritage

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Independent

Fashion Week: The beleaguered art of fashion criticism (The Star) “There was a time when fashion designers feared the critics who populated the front rows of their fashion shows. A bad review could mean a collection was ignored by the fashion magazines. Stores might turn elsewhere for the clothes to fill their racks next season.” Italy tax twists throw luxury market in disarray (Reuters) “Jeweller Mattia Cielo

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Celebrating Savage Beauty, PPR to buy Volcom, Personalisation start-ups, Cardin ready to sell, Trendspotting business

Savage Beauty, the exhibition | Source: Courtesy

Alexander McQueen in All His Dark Glory (IHT) “The exhibition, which celebrates Mr. McQueen’s wild, unfettered and dark imagination: gothic Victoriana, dresses tufted with blood-red feathers, decorated with dying flowers or rattling with clamshells. The weird, wonderful accessories alone send a tingle down the spine.” PPR to buy Volcom for $607.5 million (Los Angeles Times) “Richard Woolcott, Volcom’s chief

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Value suiting, Online sales double, Shanghai counterfeits, William’s missed moment, Preserving Prada’s show sets

Brooks Brothers Spring/Summer 2011 | Source: Brooks Brothers

A Hard-Working Suit (WSJ) “There are more suits priced between $500 and $700 that include features once found typically on more expensive suits: fine Italian fabrics, modern cuts and narrow lapels. The goal is to attract younger men who increasingly want the current fitted, formal styles as opposed to the boxy suits and more casual officewear of their dads.” Online clothing sales double (Telegraph) “Over a third

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Menswear goes formal, Gap for the people, Burberry’s digital China, E-commerce gains, Students rent the runway

E. Tautz Spring/Summer 2011 | Source: E. Tautz

Menswear’s Formal Acceptance (WSJ) “Jeremy Langmead, editor in chief of the recently unveiled men’s retailing website Mr Porter, thinks the tailoring turnaround heralds a return to the desire for rules. ‘If you have parents who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, they already rejected all the rules where dressing was concerned. This is a new generation who is interested in learning how to tie a Windsor

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Bryanboy’s blogging trajectory, Eco-denim fades, Speaking Shang Xia, Men’s e-commerce, eBay’s fashion voice

BryanBoy | Illustration: Moises Quesada

Blogging from Manila to Milan (WSJ) “Bryan Grey-Yambao, a 24-year-old Filipino based in Manila, began blogging from his parents’ home in Manila in 2004. He is one of the biggest names among a new, increasingly influential crop of fashion bloggers — with their own commercial contracts, front-row seats at fashion shows and multipage spreads in magazines.” In Eco-Jeans, the Green Becomes Harder to Spot (New York Times)

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Fashion E-Commerce | How are your clients changing their shopping habits in the downturn?

  LONDON, United Kingdom — London, of course, is widely known in the fashion world for its unbridled creativity and superb emerging fashion talent. But, increasingly, it could also be described as fashion’s Silicon Valley, with a growing number of innovative fashion ecommerce startups sprouting in the city, following in the footsteps of the ultimate luxury e-tailing pioneer, Net-a-Porter.com. During my visit to Vienna

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