Venezuela Finds Italian Fashion Boss Vittorio Missoni’s Crashed Plane

The search for Vittorio Missoni’s crashed plane | Source: Reuters

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela said on Thursday it had found the crashed plane of Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni that went missing after taking off from the Los Roques archipelago in the Caribbean six months ago.

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For the boys, Missoni search continues, Design schools in Asia, Ford’s embrace, Lanphear’s new role

Topman Design, Lou Dalton, MAN Autumn/Winter 2013 | Source: Style.com

Let’s hear it for the boys, London (Independent) “With British menswear undergoing something of a renaissance of late – from street-smart casualwear by labels such as Oliver Spencer and YMC, which have risen through the ranks from boutique to brand, to more traditionally worked Savile Row tailoring from Hardy Amies and Spencer Hart – the industry decided to act.” Missoni Fashion House Seen Overcoming Heir

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Smart designs, Reclaiming distribution, Peacocks on parade, Missoni missing, David Bailey

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: I'm Revolting

Smart designs (FT)  “Though at this time of year it can seem as if advances in “heat-sensing/retaining/wicking” are the breaking news of the fashion world – as an exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York illustrates – fashion and technology have, in fact, been intertwined for more than two centuries.” Luxury brands put own hands on deck (South China Morning Post) “Luxury brands are

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Missoni love story, Geo Commerce, Cortazar relaunch, Gaultier’s costumes, Mr Jones’ hats

Schiaparelli & Prada, Impossible Conversations by Ruth Fremson | Source: The New York Times

A love story that sparked a fashion empire (Reuters) “Mention the name Missoni, and most think of a fashion empire that revolutionized textile patterns, spawned the no-bra look on the catwalks, and is now a global brand that designs everything from sweaters to sheets to hotels. But none of it would have happened had it not been for the 1948 London Olympics, where one kind of flame sparked another between Rosita Jelmini and

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Three Generations of Missoni, Not so flashy, Aura of exclusivity, Hermès’ nose, Lindsey Wixson rising

Angela Missoni, Rosita Missoni and Margherita Missoni by Bernardo Conti | Source: The Guardian

Sitting down with three generations of Missoni (LA Times) “Last month, the Italian luxury label’s Missoni for Target collaboration was so hotly sought after that it caused the retailer’s website to crash. Last Sunday, three generations of Missonis gathered in Beverly Hills to accept the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award — the first fashion house to be honored as an entire family. Could it be that Missoni is on its

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Bespoke inflation, Chinese seek experiences, Barneys’ latest hire, H&M and Elin, Missoni’s Museum of Everything

Indochino Bespoke Suit | Source: Gear Patrol

Why Dressing Well Is Costing More (WSJ) “The culprit is the rising price of fabric. Cotton prices climbed a record 91% in 2010, and the price of crossbred wool hit a 14-year high in October, up 50% over 15 months… But higher material costs are only part of the story: Increasing demand caused by rising affluence is another.” New Experience Economy to Drive China Luxury in 2011 (Red Luxury) “Consumer demand

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Liz Claiborne’s rise and fall, Zero waste design, Bigging up bloggers, Fashion’s arty side, The Missoni dynasty

William L. McComb, CEO of Liz Claiborne Inc. | Source: Huffington Post

Targeting Younger Buyers, Liz Claiborne Hits Snag (WSJ) “In an effort to attract a younger audience, Mr. McComb decided to focus on the company’s contemporary brands with the most potential… But he made a series of strategic blunders… The decision to realign the company’s portfolio ‘was a disaster waiting to happen’.” Fashion Tries on Zero Waste Design (NY Times) “Zero-waste

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Runway ready rooms, Plus-size market minus, Esprit profits plummets, Another fashion week in India

Missoni Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland

Runway-ready rooms (Globe & Mail) “Fashion houses have found a new creative outlet: Hotels. In Europe and the Mideast, designers from Armani to Missoni are delivering chic interiors, stylish experiences and nice bedspreads.” Plus-size fashion market squeezed in recession (AP) “The American waistline may be expanding, but plus-size shoppers are tightening their belts. People just aren’t buying plus-size

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Missoni at 50, Fast Retailing rises, Seoul menswear, Liberty standalone closes, Hope for Italian menswear

Missoni S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy of Missoni

Stars in their stripes: Missoni a fashion powerhouse (Independent) “For 50 years, it has dressed the stylish in its striped and zig-zag knits. Missoni is a fashion powerhouse, a family business and, a new exhibition argues, an Italian national treasure.” Fast Retailing Lives Up to Name With Global Gains (WSJ) “Despite the economic gloom brought on by Japan’s shrinking domestic consumption, Fast Retailing Co.

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Prada’s profit falls, Cartier cuts hours, Gap teams with ASOS, Missoni’s London store, Ballantyne’s new Chairman

Prada S/S 09 Ad campaign, courtesy of Prada

Prada lays foundations for future growth (Financial Times) “Prada, the privately owned Italian fashion house, reported on Tuesday a 22 per cent fall in net profit for 2008 of €99m and sought to position itself for growth when the global economic crisis eases.” Cartier cuts working hours as demand dwindles (Reuters) “Richemont, the world’s second-largest luxury goods group behind LVMH, is cutting working

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