Break-up, September ad pages plummet, Discounting to 2010, US copyright law, Escada raises funds

Conde Nast Says Goodbye to, Hello to, (Ad Age) “Conde Nast will shut down one of its web-only brands,, when it gives two of its titles, GQ and Details, their own websites in October.” September Ad-Page Tallies Plunge (Ad Age) “Is September now the cruelest month? It may very well be for fashion and beauty titles this year. The final tallies for those crucial issues

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Fashion 2.0 | An Interactive Future for Fashion Magazines

Courtesy of Vogue (US)

NEW YORK, United States — Susan Sontag once said “fashion is fashion photography.” She might have added: “and fashion photography is the magazine.” Indeed, it’s hard to overestimate the importance of magazines to the fashion system. More than the runway, the boutique, the boulevard, or the internet, glossy physical magazines are still the primary place where fashion lives and the most powerful pathway

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Kors eyes Europe, Glossies losing lustre, Retailers expand in China, Fashion Week recession

MiChael Kors Spring/Summr 2009, courtesy of Michael Kors

Michael, Macro (Fashion Week Daily) The Michael Kors brand just keeps on growing as it plans to open 25 stores in Europe in the next three years. Are The Glossies Losing Their Lustre? (JC Report) “By continuing to focus on the highest of fashion, are magazines alienating a readership for which luxury is an aspiration more out of reach than ever?,” asks the JC Report. Retailers Still Expanding in China (WSJ) Even though

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Top 10 Online Fashion Magazines

LONDON, United Kingdom - While taking a whirl around the Internet these days you’re bound to bump into an online fashion magazine – or ten. Everyone from Richard Mortimer of Boombox fame to Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet is getting in on the action – and looking for ways to monetise it. For a long time, content developers had a hard time creating a distinction between simple websites and bonafide online magazines. But,

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