The future of McQueen, Express IPO, IT Holding brand sale, NY menswear evolves, Facebook brand ranking

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The future of Alexander McQueen (Telegraph) “There has, understandably, been no official indication yet on the future of Alexander McQueen – the brand, beyond the statement by Robert Polet, Gucci Group CEO: ‘The legacy he leaves us is a rich one, and one that we will cherish and honour.’ But will they? And how?” Clothing company Express files for $200 mln IPO (Reuters) “Express, the sixth-largest

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Copying Rick Owens, Burberry looks to USA, Versace quits Ittierre, Girl Next Door, Topman inspires

Imitate That Zipper! (New York Times) "In recent months, a veritable industry has sprung up around [Rick] Owens, who may be fashion’s most imitated designer. Rival houses are racing to produce their own distillations of his angular flaps, zigzagging zippers, gossamer T-shirts and biker jackets pliant as second skins." Burberry May Speed U.S. Growth Amid Deals on NYC, Indiana Space (Bloomberg) Burberry may accelerate plans to open U.S. stores as premium shop space becomes available at cheaper prices. “Spaces we thought may not have been available a couple of years ago are available now,” said Stacey Cartwright, CFO. Versace ends licence deal with IT Holding unit (Reuters) "Italian fashion house Versace has ended its licensing deal with IT Holding unit…

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Ittierre’s bankruptcy, January discounts, Phoebe Philo at Céline, American Eagle sues Citibank, Twitter trends

IT Holding’s Ittierre Unit to File for Bankruptcy (Bloomberg) Ittierre, the parent company of Malo and Ferré files for Bankruptcy Discounting drives January sales (Drapers) In the UK, deep discounts drove January sales but clothing sales dropped to its lowest rate. Phoebe Philo is redefining soul of Céline (IHT) With Phoebe Philo at the helm, “the focus is to redefine the soul of Céline, which started out as a

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