Benetton ponders delisting, Good life, Bright young things, Diesel collaboration, New extremists

Benetton Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Fashion Latest

Benetton to make decision on delisting (FT) “The Benetton family will decide at a board meeting on Wednesday whether to delist the Italian knitwear group known for its brightly coloured jumpers after the company posted another plunge in profits as it struggles to compete with Inditex and H&M.” Luxury Companies That Can Bring You Closer to the Good Life (Money Morning) “A lot of consumers are hurting right now,

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The Spotlight | JUMA

JUMA Inspiration | Source: JUMA

TORONTO, Canada — Following our piece on Vancouver’s Digital Olympics earlier this week, it only makes sense that the BoF Spotlight should focus on the Great White North for our monthly inspiration from emerging designers. This month I turned to long-time friends of BoF, Alia and Jamil Juma. The designer brother-and-sister duo are based in Toronto, not Vancouver, though they have called both cities home. They are of South

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Juma: Exploring contemporary-LAnd

To many die-hard fashionistas, Los Angeles has always been considered the less sophisticated, dressed-down, in your face, suburban, over-celebrity conscious little sister to New York, which has consistently retained its place amongst the world's fashion capitals.  However, our visit to L.A. has revealed an interesting mix of local designers and boutiques combined with the glossy global brands along Rodeo Drive. Driven by its native contemporary brands, L.A. is experiencing a fashion renaissance. Yesterday, I cruised around some upcoming fashion districts here with Jamil Juma, of Juma, which he designs with his sister Alia. Juma's collections (one fashion forward RTW, one activewear) are carried at more than 30 boutiques around North America, including Fred Segal  in L.A. and Caravan in NY.…

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