East of Eden: How Russia’s Isolationism is Impacting Fashion, Part One — Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference | Source: Shutterstock

As Vladimir Putin’s policies push Russia further away from the global community, new laws limiting foreign ownership of Russian media will force publications in the country to restructure. Should the fashion press be worried? In the first of a two-part series, BoF examines the country’s changing fashion media landscape.

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A Sparkling, Rock’n’Roll Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter 2014 | Source: Nowfashion.com

Hedi Slimane continued to push the cool kids/rebellious musician look for Saint Laurent, this time offering a collection heavy on sequinned, art-inspired dresses, capes, and modish accessories, writes Jessica Michault for Nowfashion.com.

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Market Pulse | Buying Designers Like It’s 1999

Savigny Luxury Index September 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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