Mary Katrantzou’s digital beauty, A Purple world, Fashion East spawns Lulu & Co, Macy’s Net jumps, McQueen’s spell

Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter 2011 Runway | Source: IHT

‘English,’ With Irony (IHT) “Yet although there have been the usual glancing references to tweed, cable knits, plaids and country clothes, the real story lies with a young, techno-savvy generation. The prints that grow more sophisticated each season are light-years from the classic patterns of roses ’round the door. But they are only a click away from a student with a smartphone and digital skills.” Olivier

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Designer brands go pint size, UK’s online Xmas boom, Japanese designers eye China, Lulu & Co., Denis Gagnon exhibit

The Place Shopping Centre in Beijing | Source: Meiguoxing

Designer Labels Go Pint Size (NY Times) “Gucci, Fendi and Stella McCartney are among the latest designers to add luxury children’s collections to their company’s stable, a small step for high-end fashion but among the first signs of growth since the recession.” Online Christmas sales seen up 16 percent (Reuters) “Britons will spend 6.4 billion pounds online this Christmas, up 16 percent on last year and bucking

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