Soaring Superdry, Yoox ekes out Q1 profit, Fashionair shuts down, The new lkbennett.com, Wearable technology

Sales soar at fashion label Superdry (Telegraph) “The chain said that expectations for pre-tax profit for the year to the start of May will be ‘not less’ than the £25.7m it outlined in its IPO prospectus earlier this year. Total group sales over the year are up by £63m, or 83pc, to £139m.” Italy’s Yoox Posts 1Q Growth In Net Profit, Revenue (WSJ) “Italian Internet fashion retailer Yoox SpA

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Hermès Q1 up 19%, GenArt shuts down, ASOS recycling marketplace, Fashion consultants, Fashionair to shutter?

Hermès Spring Summer 2010 | Source: Luxuo

Hermès reports 1st-quarter sales up 19 percent (Marketwatch) “Hermès, the French luxury goods maker, reported that first-quarter sales rose 19% to 507.7 million euros. All sectors performed well, with sales growth at the group’s own stores “particularly robust,” up 26% at constant foreign exchange rates, the company said in a Thursday statement.” Fashion, entertainment nonprofit Gen Art shuts down

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Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

LONDON, United Kingdom — The fashion film movement has hit the mainstream, with well-known brands like Prada and Y-3 running integrated, cross-channel campaigns around high-impact digital videos and a dedicated Digital Schedule for fashion films and catwalk streams now in place at London Fashion Week. But there were no signs that the medium was condensing around fixed codes. Quite the opposite. What we saw was the kind of restless innovation and constant evolution that characterises the fluid nature of digital media itself, with an explosion of new films that energised, but also transcended, the seasonal presentation schedule, speaking directly to consumers across the internet as part of in-season digital campaigns. During the Paris menswear collections, Stefano Pilati opened the Yves…

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The Business of Fashion | Happy Holidays

Roberta Furlanetto, Designer, Italy

VANCOUVER, Canada — In what has become an annual tradition here on BoF, we wish you the best for the holiday season (and in line with our veritable obsession with internet technologies) by sharing the most colourful and creative e-greetings we have received from readers all over the world. As the fashion industry takes a break from the incessant hustle and bustle which keeps us running around for most of the year, all of us at the

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CEO Talk | Sojin Lee, Co-Founder, Fashionair.com

Sojin Lee, Co-Founder, Fashionair.com

LONDON, United Kingdom — Over the last decade, the internet and the mp3 have revolutionised the way people access and consume music, fundamentally threatening the system of controlled distribution that traditional record companies had built. Now a similar digital tidal wave is giving consumers unprecedented access to the once closed, “insider” world of fashion. The rapid pace of chance is causing disruption across the

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Fashionair launches, Arcadia and the web, Tillman eyes Aquascutum, Celebrity-backed menswear, The Fabric of NY

Fashionair.com homepage

Showbiz moguls target the world of style (FT) “This week pop culture maestro Simon Fuller, the man who created the Spice Girls and the American Idol format, launched his new venture, Fashionair, an online fashion-meets-entertainment platform.” Web fashionistas are just a click away from high street acceptance (Times) “Sir Philip Green is famously reluctant to follow slavishly the latest fashionable idea unless it

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Louis Vuitton film award, Boris in ELLE, Burberry comes home, Fashionair talent hunt

Vuitton to Sponsor Film Award (WWD) "Louis Vuitton said Monday it would bestow $25,000 prizes to the two student filmmakers who make the best two-minute works on the theme of “life as a journey." Dishevelled London mayor graces fashion cover (AFP) "London's famously dishevelled mayor, Boris Johnson, will grace the cover of fashion bible Elle next month in what many will see as a surprising partnership to mark 25 years of London Fashion Week." Burberry has come home (Telegraph) "The launch of this collection will be a massive event, the highlight of London Fashion Week. Not only is it the 25th anniversary of LFW and the British Fashion Council, it is also the first time since Bailey joined the brand…

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