Manolo for Liberty, Fashion film evolution, Cavalli profits, Lakme links to e-commerce, Real Harajuku girls

Manolo Blahnik at work | Source: Manolo Blahnik

Well heeled: Manolo Blahnik and his left-hand woman (Independent) “As his exclusive collection for Liberty arrives, Manolo Blahnik talks footwear, films and fabrics with his niece and ‘left-hand woman’ Kristina…Since he set up shop in the Seventies Manolo Blahnik has become the world’s most famous artisan shoemaker.” The Evolution of the Fashion Film (WSJ) “‘This is the new

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Indies go online, Downturn hits UAE, Lunch with Manolo, Bangladeshi protests, The skinny on men’s jeans

Indies click onto online portal to boost sales (Drapers) “An increasing number of independent retailers are planning to plug into online portals to help raise their profile and drive online sales.” Wealthy look for value as downturn bites (The National) “Luxury retailers in the UAE are stocking more lower-priced items and classic pieces to cater to a new customer mentality after the economic downturn.” Lunch

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