Kenzo’s new creative directors, Rock ‘n’ Rococo, Al Fayed invests in Issa, Social shopping, Rykiel for sale?

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim | Source: Lane Crawford

Opening Ceremony Founders to Lead Kenzo (Elle) “LVMH has tapped the retail dynamos behind Opening Ceremony as Kenzo’s new creative directors… Lim and Leon succeed Antonio Marras, who designed for Kenzo from 2004 until the recent menswear collection… Leon and Lim will continue to lead Opening Ceremony while working to reenergise Kenzo’s brand image.” At Versailles, Rock ‘n’ Rococo (IHT) “Who would have thought that

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Chloë Sevigny opens up, Chalayan’s moment, Gap on track, Kate Moss marries in Galliano dress, Where’s the fun?

Kate Moss' Wedding Dress | Source: Grazia

The ‘It’ Girl, Now a Woman (NY Times) “No profile of Ms. Sevigny over the years has failed to note either her distinctive laugh or the impression that she is little bit coy… It also helps explain why her fashion designs, now sold in 100 stores around the world, have been so successful. They hold the promise of Ms. Sevigny: looking cool without looking like you are trying.” Hussein Chalayan: The man of the moment

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Lululemon’s shares, Rising dollar, Consumer spending up, Opening Ceremony expands to Tokyo…

A piece of the Lululemon mantra

Lululemon Weathering the Tough Retail Season (Seeking Alpha) Lululemon, the Canadian yoga wear retailer sees its shares jump by 9 percent. Strong dollar makes for weak results (Just-Style) The rising dollar is adversely affecting European retailers. Consumer Spending on the Upswing (Seeking Alpha) “US consumers continued the increased spending pattern that began in January 2009 into February 2009, spending slightly more in

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Watches’ appeal fades, Bullish accessories, Louis Vuitton halts store, Opening Ceremony

Rolex appeal fades as recession blues hit Singapore (Reuters) As Singapore enters a recession, the demand for luxury watches such as Rolex is declining. Accessories Transform Consumer Fashion Sense Into Billion Dollar Surge (Marketwatch) In a tough market, some accessories categories are experiencing “bullish” growth.” Louis Vuitton Scraps Plans for Ginza Flagship (WWD) A 10 story Ginza flagship store in Tokyo has

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