Photo Diary | NYFW, Day 2: Jason Wu, Helmut Lang, Suno, Rebecca Minkoff

Jason Wu A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

NEW YORK, United States — With many European editors still stranded on the other side of the Atlantic due to a massive snowstorm that battered the northeast of the US, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us behind-the-scenes images from the Jason Wu, Helmut Lang, Suno and Rebecca Minkoff shows, held on the second day of New York Fashion Week. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing photographer at The Business

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Wu-ing Obama, Kenzo’s comeback kids, Woodland fable, Oscar’s ceremony, Juergen Teller

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon | Source: Asia Pacific Arts

Picking a Winner Amid a Field of Bold Theories (NY Times) “There are a number of theories as to why Michelle Obama, who has generally spread her fashion love around to many designers, would select the same one for both of her inaugural gowns. An obvious one is that she likes a Jason Wu dress.” Leon And Lim: Kenzo’s Cool Comeback Kids (The Daily Beast)  “The new Kenzo customer continues to evolve under the pair’s

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H&M’s new concept stores, Miss Wu, Happy returns, Gieves & Hawkes new hire, PPR and Kane rumours

Amancio Ortega | Source: Reporte Indigo

H&M to launch new concept stores in Spring (Reuters) “World number two fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz will launch an eagerly-awaited new chain of stores targeting women shoppers in the Spring, it said on Wednesday.” Jason Wu’s New Contemporary Label Miss Wu Is Already a Hit (Daily Beast) “Miss Wu is a departure for the designer, now 30, who emigrated from Taiwan at age 9, launched his namesake label in

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Jason Wu’s rise, Luxury tiger, Karl-isms, Force of Alexa Chung, Marius Op’T Eynde

Jason Wu | Source: Design Scene

A Silk Road (Montecristo) “At the time, perhaps Ms. Kauffman didn’t realize she was grooming the young man to become one of the most successful young fashion designers of this decade. Already, at only 29 years old, Wu has established his own eponymous private fashion label; been a finalist in the Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008; and dressed countless celebrities and starlets for

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Milan looks back, Trouble deepens for Galliano, All Saints on the block, Luxottica’s growth, Jason Wu’s ladylike empire

John Galliano arrives at the 3rd Arrondissement police station | Source: Daily Mail

In Milan, Trying to Leap the Obstacles (NY Times) “Maybe reality is always too unreal without time to reflect, but the problem now seems acute for designers. Many say they don’t have time to design in the traditional sense: exploring new fabrics and shapes. Some have unusual corporate pressures. Their instinct, then, is not to look around them but to adapt the myths of the last few hundred years, be they Mods, flappers or

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Remembering Dumas, Vuitton tops ranking, At the Met Ball, Up close with Stefano Pilati, Jason Wu collector

Carré Hermès | Source: Hermès

Jean-Louis Dumas, Chief of Hermès, Dies at 72 (NY Times) “Jean-Louis Dumas, who revived the flagging fortunes of Hermès in the late 1970s and in his nearly 30 years as the company’s chief executive transformed it into one of the world’s most successful luxury brands, died Saturday at his home in Paris.” Louis Vuitton Tops Hermes, Gucci as Most Valuable Luxury Brand (Bloomberg) “Louis Vuitton, the French fashion

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American Apparel sells stake, Wu stays focused, Shrinking retailers, Concept stores close

[caption id="attachment_2658" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="American Apparel store"][/caption] American Apparel to sell stake to private equity firm (Drapers) In a rush to finance a $16 million debt, American Apparel sells a 20% stake of the company to Lion Capital. Jason Wu stays in focus amid Michelle Obama whir (The Canadian Press) Even though he has received endless press following his Obama inaugural gown, Jason Wu is staying focused on building a business and establishing strong retail relationships. America's Fastest-Shrinking Stores (Forbes) "For retailers, 2009 is a game of survival, and already more than a few haven't made it," reports Forbes. Teen Retailers Close 'Concept' Stores to Focus on Main Brand (WSJ) "Teen concepts (stores) are being pared as the recession prompts…

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