Halston anew, Made in Italy, Gilt looks to IPO, Prada’s honesty, PPR’s Laurent Claquin

Halston Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign | Source: Halston

Halston design house gets major alteration under new owner (LA Times) “The storied New York design house Halston once dressed celebrities the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger andLiza Minnelli. Its founder, Roy Halston, partied with Andy Warhol at Studio 54 and designed Jackie Kennedy’s famous pillbox hat. But after decades of corporate turmoil, the label that once epitomized 1970s glamour in the Big Apple is

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Ill-fated Halston, Azzaro’s new creative director, Bruno Cucinelli IPO, Finance to fashion, Katie Grand superstylist

The Men (and Women) Who Would Be Halston | Source: NY Times

The Men (and Women) Who Would Be Halston (NY Times) “Now presided over by the chief executive Ben Malka — until recently the president of the solidly middlebrow brand BCBG — Halston is expected to announce a new creative director, Marie Mazelis (also late of BCBG), to lead it… It’s safe to say that expectations aren’t high, after a series of ill-fated corporate maneuvers that began even before Halston himself died of

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Amy Winehouse’s fashion legacy, Hermès arrives in Mumbai, LVMH ups stake, Halston’s new CEO, British brands

Vogue Paris 2008 Isabeli Fontana as Amy Winehouse | Source: Bubblespop

Of fashion and Amy Winehouse (FT) “She was her own fashion statement, and it’s my guess, had she been able to deal with her own demons, she would have ended up shaping fashion, not the other way around. She wouldn’t have sung for her style; her singing would have set the style. And the effects would have reverberated at a deeper level.” Hermès Opens in Horniman Circle (Mumbai Boss) “The store, the first stand-alone luxury

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Harrods poised for expansion, BCBG arrives in London, Back to roots, Searching for Halston, Age of Edun

The Classic Green Awning, Harrods | Source: Harrods

Harrods’ new owners announce upgrade plans (Telegraph) “Qatar Holding is expected to back an expansion programme into new areas ­including China.  Harrods could become a global franchise as new owner… announces plans to ‘upgrade’ the luxury retailer.” BCBG opens in London (Elle.com) “BCBG Max Azria is the latest U.S. label to open its doors in the UK. Following October’s launch of

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Browns celebrates 40, Neiman’s sales revival, Social networking women, Liberty’s Target, Fashion falls for Alice

Browns celebrates 40 years in fashion (Telegraph) “The John Galliano shirt wasn’t my first temptation at Browns, but has somehow come to represent what the shop stands for. Some four decades on, it has kept the flag flying for delightful conspicuous expenditure.” Neiman boosted by sales revival (FT) “Neiman Marcus, yesterday said its February store sales had improved, underlining the continuing revival of US

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SJP for Halston, Burberry beats forecast, Zegna sees growth, Emotion in a digital age, EcoChic in Geneva

Burberry Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Burberry

Sarah Jessica Parker partners with Halston (Times) “Sarah Jessica Parker and Halston may be banking on fashion sequels: The storied designer label reportedly has hired the “Sex and the City” star in a creative role for its newly announced Halston Heritage collection.” Burberry beats forecasts as luxury goods come back into fashion (Guardian) “Recession or no recession, it seems luxury goods are on the

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Marios Schwab | In conversation with Halston’s new Creative Director

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LONDON, United Kingdom — After months of speculation and almost a year of going without a head designer, Halston announced in May that it had appointed Marios Schwab, the half-Austrian half-Greek Lond0n-based designer, as its new Creative Director. Many in the industry breathed a sigh of relief. Amongst the various names that had been bandied around in the rumour mill, including Olivier Theyskens (apparently the strong choice of

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Rethinking Paris couture, Halston Heritage, Kate Moss to join Green and Cowell, Stylish vegan shoes

Christian Lacroix Couture A/W 09, courtesy of Coutorture

Rethinking the rules at Paris couture shows (FT) “Should couture go big or small? Subtle or over-the-top? These days, this particular niche of the fashion industry seems as volatile in its identity as the price of oil. When the rest of the world is busy doubting the rationale for your existence, a show is effectively a public argument for your worth. But how to make the case most effectively?” Halston targets growth

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Saks reasses, Marios to Halston, PVH loses but stays steady, Kate Moss for Topshop, The model/designer

Saks S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy fo Saks

Saks swings to a loss as demand falters (MarketWatch) “Saks Inc. swung to a smaller-than-expected first-quarter loss Tuesday after the luxury retailer controlled inventory and expenses amid faltering demand for upscale goods.” Halston Taps Marios Schwab as Creative Director (WWD) “Ending one of the most speculated-about searches in recent months, Halston has tapped London-based designer Marios Schwab as its new

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