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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Week in Review | J.W. Anderson: Brand Builder, India’s Artisans, Digital Fashion Shows, Steven Tai

Week in Review January 28 - 2 February

Turning Point | How J.W. Anderson Became a Brand Builder (Emerging Designers) “‘Mr. Anderson’s clothes reveal an impressive freehand quality, especially in the cutting, and, at the same time, a great sense of judgment. He knows what looks very uncool,’ wrote New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, singling out Anderson’s Spring 2013 women’s collection as a London Fashion Week standout. But how did it all

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Return of Jil Sander, London energy, Tory goes big in digital, J.W. brandman, New supermodels?

Jil Sander | Source: My Daily

Jil Sander Remodels for Her Comeback (IHT) “Last weekend, Jil Sander left her native Hamburg for Milan where, on Saturday, she will show her first collection in seven years for the brand that bears her name.” Shorts Reign in a Men’s Wear Jubilee (IHT) “The first stand-alone British men’s wear shows that the prince was lauding developed into three packed days of presentations this past weekend that played out

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Fabulous London, Chinese consumers, Westwood austerity, Mr JW Anderson, Fairy Godmother

Clements Ribeiro, Todd Lynn, Marios Schwab A/W 2012 | Source: Showmoda

Fun, Funky and Fabulous (IHT) “With male dancers sweeping up models from their chairs and depositing them on the dinner tables, and a magician performing sawing-the-woman party tricks, Stella McCartney’s evening dress show lived up to London fashion’s reputation as fun, funky and fabulous.” UK must do more to welcome Chinese: Fashion chief (Reuters) “British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman said on Friday

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