MILAN, Italy — Stefano Pilati, who arrived at Zegna from Yves Saint Laurent, inventively fit contrasting scrunchy, crumpled cuffs, at times suggestive of armbands, on tailored jackets, coats and fine sweaters. In another twist, shirt cuffs were folded over elbow-length sleeves on finely knit sweaters, layered again with a longer scrunched-up sleeve.
In a new series, Market GPS, BoF looks beyond the BRICs to the next tier of emerging market opportunities. First up, we examine Africa’s giant, Nigeria.
MILAN, Italy — Sonny Vandevelde was backstage in Milan again this season to give us a behind-the-scenes look into the Milan menswear collections for Autumn/Winter 2013. Accessories were strong, with bold shoes and standout leathergoods from Burberry, Bottega Veneta and Prada. Mrs Prada also advocated a relaxed, but considered geek chic vibe amongst some of the more put together looks in shades of grey, black and beige seen
Why Henry Holland is more than a figure of fashion fun (Independent) “Holland has been making people talk since 2006. It was at London Fashion Week that the public first saw his slogan T-shirts, when designers Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon took their post-show bows, each wearing a Holland design in homage to the other. ‘Get yer freak on, Giles Deacon,’ read Pugh’s. ‘UHU, Gareth Pugh,’ said
BoF Exclusive | Natalie Massenet to be named Chairman of BFC (BoF Exclusive) “The Business of Fashion has learned that Natalie Massenet, founder of pioneering fashion e-commerce website Net-a-Porter, is soon to be named the new chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), replacingHarold Tillman, who has been chairman of the organisation since 2008.” Finding Your M.O. | Part 7: Going Global (Education) “Today’s
Zegna Hires Designer From Saint Laurent to Bolster Brand (NY Times) “The Italian men’s wear company Ermenegildo Zegna moved on Tuesday to strengthen its core brand and breathe new life into its little-known women’s fashion line by hiring a designer best known for his work at Yves Saint Laurent.” Richemont’s Asia bonanza slows, tourists boost Europe (Reuters) “Richemont, the world’s second-largest
New wave of Canadian fashion brands is looking to build a worldwide presence (FT) “Canada has many assets – commodities, natural resources, space, poutines – but most people would not count fashion among them… Yes, the Canadians are coming. And no, it’s not all lumberjack shirts and ice hockey jerseys. Their arrival marks a sense of maturity for retailers on both sides of the border.” France and Italy:
Gap sacks Patrick Robinson as chief designer (Guardian) “A source close to Robinson said that his departure was not a shock, but will be a blow as he is a popular figure within the company. “Patrick has been in an almost impossible position, in a company trying to please so many people.” Promoting from within- A new trend for luxury fashion houses? (Jessica Michault) “After years of designer merry go round
Richemont’s Earnings Rise 88 percent (Reuters) “Cartier watchmaker Richemont said strong demand for pricey timepieces in Asia and the Americas boosted first-half profit, which beat expectations, adding the brisk pace of growth continued in October.” Ermenegildo Zegna: Fashionably Alive (The Economist) “Zegna has not been left unscathed by globalisation, an economic downturn and the capriciousness of fashion:
TPG agrees 300 mln stg Republic fashion deal (Reuters) “U.S. buyout firm TPG [TPG.UL] is to buy British fashion retailer Republic in a deal worth about 300 million pounds ($445 million) from rival private equity house Change Capital Partners.” Zegna at 100: From the Alps to the World (IHT) “Ermenegildo Zegna — the company that celebrated its centennial Monday during Milan’s menswear week…is the incarnation
NEW YORK, United States — At the Met Ball held earlier this month in New York, singer and songwriter Katy Perry walked the red carpet in a gown made from silk chiffon and over 3000 glowing LEDs that changed colour from blue to pink to yellow to green. Created by London-based firm CuteCircuit, Perry’s gown assured her a lot of publicity. But the coming integration of fashion and technology is about more than making a visual