Alaïa mastermind, The super season, A Chinese decade, Neiman Marcus profits triple, Formidable Formichetti

Azzedine Alaïa | Source: Lane Crawford

Azzedine Alaïa: The Master of the Female Form (NY Times) “Maybe the notion of strong-looking fashion, based on concrete methods and examples rather than abstractions and ironic statements, is dying, and there is nobody around with the grit and stamina to map the geography of a woman’s body, as he has done for last 45 years.” The Little Season That Could (WSJ) “Resort has gone from mild-mannered and meekly helpful

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Seventies glamour returns, Wearability wins out, All Saints American invasion, Neimans narrows loss, Fashion truck

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 Runway | Source:

Down From the Stratosphere, Gaga-Free (NY Times) “Fashion is having a post-crash dress-up fix. As if to tune out the futurists and the sportswear revivalists, and maybe have a little more fun, designers are fluffing hair, adding giant orchids and evoking the heady mauve warmth of an Antonio Lopez drawing.” The W Word: Fashion Tries Wearability (WSJ) “To designers at New York Fashion Week, ‘wearable’

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