Luxury lustre in 2013, Betsey’s back, Rad couture, V&A to celebrate clubwear, Dream memes

Christian Dior boutique on Avenue Montaigne, Paris | Source: Dior

Luxury goods firms lustre may fade, not vanish in 2013 (Reuters) “Luxury goods manufacturers won’t retain the immunity from tough global economic conditions they’ve enjoyed for the past two years in 2013, but they’ll still grow and hang on to their decent credit metrics, said Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services today.” Betsey Johnson, Back in the Pink (NY Times) “Despite repeated

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Emerging Designers | Rad Hourani’s Razor Focus

Rad Hourani Spring/Summer 2009, courtesy of Rad Hourani

MONTRÉAL, Canada – It’s been a year since BoF last spoke with stylist-turned-designer Rad Hourani. Since then, his collection has been taken on by fashion-forward boutiques Joyce and IT in China, Cache in Bulgaria, Seven Boutique in New York, and Canada’s Holt Renfrew and Reborn. All the while Hourani has continued to use photography and film to express his razor-focused personal aesthetic, built around the colour

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Rad Hourani | Self-styled

MONTREAL, Canada - When Rad Hourani's clothes hit the runway last season, the names that people were whispering included those of fashion royalty like Helmut Lang and Ann Demeulemeester -- or at least that's what Style.com said when they named him one of their Top 10 New Faces for the S/S 2008 collections. This is no mean feat for this young stylist from Montreal. He has no formal fashion training at all. "I am lucky enough to be extremely curious about anything," he says.  Everything I know about fashion design, videomaking or photography, I learned it on my own." He has put all of these skills to use in a series of 15 videos directed and edited from 2006-2007 as he…

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