While still at school, fashion students are increasingly working with brands and retailers to earn valuable experience and build their profiles. Meanwhile, brands and retailers, as well as the fashion media, are seeking to unearth and tap the raw creativity of undiscovered talents at a younger age. Susie Bubble reports.
All He Touches Turns to Cashmere (NY Times) “Greg Chait, the designer of the Elder Statesman, is not someone you would expect to be named the class of 2012’s most likely to succeed. He is laid back in the way that comes from living in Southern California, where he works in a sunny studio in Culver City. His defining feature is a bushy black beard that could easily contain a pair of knitting needles. Ask him how he got his
Tommy Hilfiger (WSJ) “With his boyish haircut and mischievous grin, it’s hard to believe that Tommy Hilfiger is about to receive the Geoffrey Beene lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.” Monetizing Mobile Requires More Than Just Waiting For Ad Dollars (Tech Crunch) “Mobile is exploding. Over 100 million people in the US have smartphones, consumers are spending over 60
LONDON, United Kingdom — Central Saint Martins’ MA fashion course is praised the world over for consistently producing the industry’s most exciting new designers. From the late great Alexander McQueen to industry darling Phoebe Philo to wunderkind Christopher Kane, the school has produced many of fashion’s most influential creative forces. Headed by Professor Louise Wilson OBE, whose tough love approach to teaching is almost as
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l8_QQPjjj1k Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Increase to Record $52.4 Billion (Bloomberg) “U.S. retail sales during Thanksgiving weekend climbed 16 percent to a record, as shoppers flocked to stores earlier and spent more, according to the National Retail Federation… The number of people shopping online and at stores on Thanksgiving Day jumped to 28.7 million from