Market GPS | Azerbaijan’s Edge in the Caucasus

Model wearing Tilmann Grawe in front of Crystal Hall, Baku | Photo: Jacques Beneich

A tangled web connects Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. But can a comprehensive fashion market emerge out of this tense region moulded by ancient cultures and anxious modernisers? Market GPS is sponsored by Marvin Traub Associates.

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Sorry state of fashion, Pilati out at YSL, D&G talk, Harvey Nichols record, Oscar’s next big act

Jil Sander Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Showmoda

We Are All Guilty for This Mess (IHT) “The current state of fashion, with designers enticed to houses where they may be rejected, removed and re-embraced, leaves a queasy feeling. The drama that started almost exactly a year ago with the breakdown and departure of John Galliano from Dior has spread across the fashion universe.” Yves Saint Laurent creative head Pilati leaves (Reuters) “French fashion brand Yves

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Chic clicks, Indian luxury stalls, Harvey Nichols boost, Aquascutum push, Growing a McQueen garden

Taj Hotel, Mumbai | Source: India Server

The chic learn to click (Economist) “Luxury firms may at last be waking up to the internet, but they have a long way to catch up… It is odd that an industry that would not be seen dead in last season’s colour is wedded to the last century’s technology.” India’s luxury market remains underdeveloped (CPP Luxury) “The lack of upscale retail space, high taxes and red tape are the main factors which have been hampering

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Arcadia profits soar, Wan’s weariness, Guardian’s fashion foray, Lepore rallies the troops, Escada’s scion a saviour?

Top Shop, Top Man New York | Source: Retail Week

Arcadia profits soar (Retail Week) “Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has reported a 13% rise in pre-tax profits, despite the recession. Young fashion brands Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge all had record years.” Harvey Nicks boss says luxury needs to evolve (Drapers) “Harvey Nichols chief executive Joseph Wan has warned the luxury sector will not recover from the global banking collapse for at least five years

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