Photo Diary | NYFW: Creatures of the Wind, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone

Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

NEW YORK, United States — Today, we look back at the first few days of New York Fashion Week with a selection of behind-the-scenes images from the Creatures of the Wind, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone and Suno shows, shot by trusty lensman Sonny Vandevelde.

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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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Kering Takes Minority Stake in Altuzarra

Joseph Altuzarra | Source: Courtesy photo

NEW YORK, United States — Kering, the luxury conglomerate formerly named PPR, has taken a minority stake in Altuzarra, the label founded in 2008 by French-American designer Joseph Altuzarra. The deal was finalised yesterday, only days before the label is scheduled to show its Spring 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week, and announced by Altuzarra and Kering this morning.

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Turning Point | How Joseph Altuzarra Found His Signature Silhouette

Joseph Altuzarra | Source: Courtesy photo

Today, Joseph Altuzarra is championed by fashion industry opinion-leaders Carine Roitfeld and Jenna Lyons, and stocked at some of the world’s best stores. BoF talks to the designer about how he built his brand and the breakthrough Fall 2012 collection that helped to crystallise his signature design template.

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Right Brain, Left Brain | The Making of Pattern

Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators | Source: Phaidon

Today, BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed kicks off Right Brain, Left Brain, a new column on his observations at the intersection of business, creativity, and the global fashion industry. LONDON, United Kingdom — In 2006, when I first started exploring the fashion industry, there was one book that became my bible. It wasn’t a book about the fashion business. It was a book called Sample, published by Phaidon, which showcased

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Family affairs, YSL drops ‘Y’, Inside Savile Row, Kickstarter’s growth story, The New Guard

Joseph and Karen Altuzarra | Source: Vogue

Mum’s the word for designers (FT) “As a new generation of young des­igners challenges the usual definition of ‘family business’ by turning to their parents, especially the mother, as employees, understanding such familial tropes and how they may affect their corporate partnerships is increasingly important.’We call it a ‘reverse succession’, and we are seeing it more and more.'” YSL set for name change

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Cole to go private, Brooks Bros. India, Wang rebuttal, Ascendant Altuzarra, Didier Grumbach

Kenneth Cole Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign | Source: Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole to take company private (FT) “Fashion designer Kenneth Cole is taking the publicly traded company that bears his name private in a deal that values it at $279m… Mr Cole drew on a number of sources to finance the deal, according to people familiar with the company.” Brooks Brothers eyes Indian market (FT) “Brooks Brothers has formed a joint venture with Reliance Brands Limited, a part of Reliance

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Gucci vs. Guess, H&M hiccup, Too fashion forward, Facebook clears IPO hurdle, Altuzarra’s passion

Guess store Shanghai | Source: Fabeau

Gucci Accuses Guess of Massive Design ‘Knock Off’ Scheme (Bloomberg) “Gucci, a unit of Paris-based, sued in 2009 claiming that Los Angeles-based Guess was selling items in stores and online with logos that are ‘studied imitations of the Gucci trademarks.’ The trademarks include a green and red stripe design, a square G, the designer’s name in flowing script and a diamond pattern with repeating interlocking G’s,

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Making a point, Wooing China, Trendy stake, Prints revolution, London’s design diversity

Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung A/W 2012 | Source: Style.com

Sometimes the Point Is Hard to See (NY Times) “What do you want from a designer? You want a look, not a million things. You want a single inspiring look that you didn’t have yesterday. And that’s why Joseph Altuzarra’s tough coats (in all kinds of classic materials) worn with blousy cargo pants tucked into tight, over-the-knee black boots worked.” U.S. designers lag European labels in wooing China (Reuters)

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Valli Couture, Pre-fall’s problem, Fakes in the digital age, 2011 in review, Joseph Altuzarra

Harper's Bazaar Screen Shot | Source: Harper's Bazaar

Giambattista Valli is Officially a Couturier Now (The Cut) “Giambattista Valli showed his first couture collection in Paris earlier this year, as a guest of France’s Chambre Syndicale… The process for designers to be granted full, official appellation and membership usually takes five years, but Valli’s status has been upgraded after hyst the one collection.” The problem with pre-fall (FT)

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Bloggers’ editorial integrity, Embracing online video, Pringle bailout, Altuzarra triumph, Anndra Neen sisters

Bryan Boy, third from left, and Tommy Ton, right, in Milan | Source: NY Times

Can You Trust the Editorial Integrity of Personal Style Blogs? (Fashionista) “Whether it’s by partnering with brands, styling shoots, receiving payment (or free product) for writing posts or getting commission on the sale of items they post about, some bloggers are seriously cashing in on their influence… But as blogs make the transition from personal style diaries to profit-turning businesses, some readers have begun to feel that

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Autumn/Winter 2011 – The Season That Was

John Galliano | Source: The Creator Blog

PARIS, France – The process of writing this season’s wrap-up left a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. Looking back, several of the most salient themes from this round of fashion weeks involve unsavoury behaviour, gossip and highly unprofessional comments from some of the industry’s most important figures. Whether it was John Galliano’s inexcusable anti-Semitic rant captured on video for the whole world to watch, the scrum of

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