Van Assche’s moment, Kamali innovates, Jimmy Choo the man, Mumbai eyes UAE, Shulman talks Middleton

Dior Homme: The Time I Had Some Time Alone (Dazed Digital) "A world away from Slimane’s razor sharp aesthetic, the sense of ease and movement balanced with extreme rigor in the S/S11 collection betrays Van Assche’s growing confidence in his place at Dior Homme. Dazed spoke to Van Assche about the collection and his first foray into the digital realm – a film with photographer Willy Vanderperre." Fashion Rethinkers: Norma Kamali (JC Report) "She uses Skype as a medium for customer service, the pieces from her most recent collection, which was shown in February, will hit her store in just a few weeks (compared to the normal delivery of a few months)... In other words, Kamali has never played by…

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Luxury’s new king, Barneys and Holts?, Escada deadline, Samsonite bankruptcy, Norma Kamali’s internet push

Francois Henri-Pinault and Salma Hayek

The new king of luxury (Fortune) “Since taking the reins of one of the world’s biggest fashion empires, François-Henri Pinault has put his stamp on Gucci, YSL, and Puma. Now the luxury business is putting him to the test.” Barneys Said to Weigh Debt Swap Amid Buying Interest (Bloomberg) “Barneys New York is weighing a debt restructuring or bankruptcy filing that may wrest control from the Dubai

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