Moda Operandi Raises $36 Million, Expands from Pre-Commerce to E-Commerce

Moda Operandi Screenshot | Source: Moda Operandi

NEW YORK, United States — ‘Pre-tail’ fashion start-up Moda Operandi, which enables women to pre-order designer pieces straight off the runway via limited-time online trunk sales, announced today that it has raised $36 million in a Series C round of funding led by RRE Ventures, with the participation of existing investors New Enterprise Associates, New Atlantic Ventures and Condé Nast, as well as strategic investors

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Waiting for China’s moment, Pinterest’s path, The Gap and teens, Future of retail, Nail boom

Tsai Meiyue Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Fashion Inquisitive

When will the China Fashion Week era arrive? (China Daily) “Fashion weeks are being staged everywhere,and there’s practically a host city for every letterof the alphabet… Beijing recently hosted China Fashion Week, which got some media mileage overseas, but it’s just not on the agenda of the global fashion industry’s movers and shakers.” Is Pinterest going to make any money? (Telegraph) “We

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Swedish style, Bulgari family sells LVMH shares, Chinese savvy, Moda’s next phase, Fern Mallis

H&M flagship store | Source: NY Magazine

Swedish fashion: How less can be more (CNN) “Stockholm fashion may not have the clout of Parisian haute couture or the glamor of Milan’s upscale brands. But the city is turning its flair for sleek design into a major business export.” Bulgari family sells LVMH shares (FT) “People close to the deal said the Bulgari family had decided to reduce their stake after a strong rise in the shares in the past year and

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Slimane’s second act, Ralph Lauren shares hit, Yoox growth, Moda Operandi makes big hires, Yohji’s world

Hedi Slimane | Source: Hypebeast

A Fashion Designer’s Second Act (NY Times) “When Hedi Slimane stepped down as artistic director at Dior Homme in 2007, Fashion Wire Daily summed up his tenure this way: ‘Slimane leaves Dior with the well-earned reputation as the single most influential men’s designer this century, the most copied of his peers and the only one to achieve the status of a rock star.’… But Mr. Slimane seems to have left fashion

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Spring/Summer 2012 | The Season That Was

LONDON, United Kingdom — It was a fashion season of extreme weather. After the New York Fashion Week schedule was upended, first by an earthquake and then by the State of Emergency declaration that came courtesy of Hurricane Irene, an unprecedented heat wave in Paris threw buyers, editors and bloggers into a wardrobe tailspin. The American editors were worst off, having packed for the European shows two weeks before Paris with no

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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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Moda Operandi launches, Chinese luxe investors, PVH ups forecast, Blurring fashion and art, Diego’s Colosseum

Backstage at Thakoon | Source: Thakoon

A Faster Trip From Runway to Shopping Cart (WSJ) “Collections of dozens of high-end design houses in New York, London, Milan and Paris will be opened up to individual shoppers, who will be able to place orders on a site called Moda Operandi, or modaoperandi.com.” Chinese firms eye luxury’s battered stars (Reuters) “Luxury Western brands selling designer handbags and handmade suits to China’s

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