In Part 1 of this exclusive excerpt from the afterword of Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, Lauren Goldstein Crowe examined the widespread allegations that fashion was to blame for the tragic suicide of Isabella Blow. Today, in part 2, she looks at whether these allegations actually point to the fact that the fashion industry suffers from an image problem. LONDON, United Kingdom — Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen toiled in an
The brilliantly eccentric, beautiful and iconic Isabella Blow lived fashion like no other. In the wake of her tragic suicide in 2007, she has inspired a film, a play and two books, including Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, a biography by friend of BoF Lauren Goldstein Crowe that’s to be released early next week. Today, in the first of a two part series, we bring you an exclusive excerpt from the book’s Afterword in which Ms.
Ralph Lauren to Sell Portion of Polo Shares (WSJ) “Ralph Lauren, chairman and chief executive of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., is selling approximately a quarter of his holdings in the company he founded, a move that could raise up to $955 million at Monday’s closing price.” Rykiel Targets America (Vogue) “French fashion label Sonia Rykiel has announced plans to target the US market as it schedules debut showroom
Brazil’s prosperity bursts forth on catwalk (AFP) “Brazil kicked off Latin America’s premier fashion event, Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Wednesday, with parades showcasing its economic prosperity and optimism.” S&P removes upscale Barney’s from CreditWatch (Business Week) “Standard & Poor’s on Thursday affirmed its corporate credit rating on Barney’s New York and removed it from
CIT: Behind the Business - Mark EckoI enjoyed this series of video interviews with Mark Ecko, the graffiti artist-turned fashion entrepreneur, who founded *ecko unltd which is now a multi-brand fashion and apparel company with combined annual revenues of $1.2b. Mark also shares nuggets of insight at eckolog, a blog on running a creative business. New York Times: Coloured undies This is an article which shows how finding and developing an underserved, ignored or altogether empty market niche can be one of the best ways to build fashion and apparel brands. Novelty underwear, in bright patterns and colours, from the likes of Ginch Gonch, Aussie Bum and American Apparel, is a rapidly growing market segment, says the article by David…