Evolution of print, Luxury addresses CSR, Saks’ online push, Stella to show in London, Abraham Moon’s magic mills

Thinking, and Literally Looking, Very Big (IHT) “Of all the performer’s covers, this Visionaire production, with its photograph of a slinky, shimmering mermaid Gaga with a tar-covered fish tail, has to be the most flamboyant. The magazine is two meters high and 1.5 meters wide, or 6 feet high and 4.8 feet wide.” Luxury conquers its CSR fear (FT) “An interesting policy shift is creeping through the luxury industry:

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Fashion Week battles, Burberry valuation plummets, Stella keeps it real, H&M focus, Louboutin retrospective

Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Style.com

Battle of the catwalks as Milan clashes fashion week with London (Telegraph) “Milan has announced that its fashion week next September will overlap those of New York and London, meaning that if no solution can be found, department store buyers and fashion magazine editors would be forced to choose one city over another.” Burberry slumps on fears of end to Asian boom (Guardian) “Shares in the British superbrand Burberry took a

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Getting Facebook right, Chinese talent crunch, Stella returns to Russia, Trying again in India, Thakoon one-on-one

Louis Vuitton Facebook Page | Source: Facebook

Why Some Of The World’s Biggest Brands Still Don’t Get Facebook (Forbes) “Just because a brand has big marketing prowess or is known globally doesn’t necessarily mean it’s active or even gets social media–namely Facebook, that is.” Luxury Brands Hobbled By Poor Management (Jing Daily) “As major luxury brands continue their march into China’s second- and third-tier cities in an attempt to tap increasing spending

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Carine Roitfeld’s big exit, Bonobos raises $18.5m, Luxury spend bounces back, Stella’s app, Spending CFDA cash

Carine Roitfeld at Paris Fashion Week | Photo: Tommy Ton

Carine Roitfeld Resigns from French Vogue (Vogue.co.uk) “French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld has resigned after ten years of service. She will leave the magazine at the end of January. Roitfeld has decided to concentrate on personal projects.” Bonobos, a Web Retailer, Raises $18.5 Million (NY Times) “On Thursday morning, Bonobos announced it had raised $18.5 million in a financing round, led by the venture capital

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BoF Exclusive | From Where I Stand by Mary McCartney

LONDON, United Kingdom — This evening at the Michael Hoppen Gallery is the private view of images from Mary McCartney’s first book, From Where I Stand, documenting her more than fifteen years of work as a photographer. Mary seems to have always had the natural instinct to observe and document the people around her, shying away from the spotlight that has shone on her family ever since her father, Sir Paul McCartney, became

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Women designers at the fore, Surge in luxe demand, Optimism returns, Online ad spend, Paris’ mature tone

Stella McCartney Spring 2011 Look Book | Source: Stella McCartney

Women Designers and the Quiet Revolution (Guardian Weekend) “From Phoebe Philo at Céline to Stella McCartney to Hannah MacGibbon at Chloé, women designers are at the forefront of fashion right now… When women design clothes for women, they do it differently. For women, clothes are not just seen, they are felt from the inside.” Luxury stores caught out by surge in demand (FT) “[Louis Vuitton] is not the only

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Yuan fears, Google vs LVMH Round 2, Shoes the new ‘it’ bag, Digital marketing costs, Stella for Team GB

Declining dollar reduces Chinese competitiveness | Source: Impactlab

China’s textile firms may face bankruptcy on yuan appreciation (Xinhuanet) “Half of China’s textile firms may risk going bankrupt if the value of the Chinese currency yuan rises 5 percent against the U.S. dollar given the industry’s thin profit margins.” French Court Kicks Google/LVMH Case Back To Appeals (WSJ) “The French Supreme Court Tuesday referred a previous ruling against Internet search

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In Ethical Fashion, Desirability is Sustainability

NEW YORK, United States — Over the past ten years, the eco-fashion movement has been gathering steam. Following the lead of pioneering brands like Stella McCartney and NOIR, which were founded on the basis of ethical principles near the turn of the millennium, there are now entire fashion exhibitions, forums and blogs all focused on so-called sustainable fashion. Ethical fashion is also high on the agenda of the major luxury goods groups. In April 2009, having already partnered with Stella McCartney to launch her eponymous label, PPR announced its support of HOME, an environmental call-to-action by filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand. François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer, said at the time that PPR’s support aimed to use “images and commentary to…

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LVMH on the watch, Valli’s production, Affluent friends, McCartney’s minimalism, Paris focuses on daywear

Hublot Platinum Watch Detail | Source: Hublot

LVMH Must Watch It (WSJ) “LVMH should do more to fill out its lack of presence in the ‘hard’ luxury segments of jewelry and high-end watches. High operating leverage at jewelers and watch makers, especially smaller outfits, has left them economically vulnerable and a potential hunting ground to scale up LVMH’s business.” Giambattista Valli to Sew His Own Clothes (WSJ) “Mr. Valli said that, starting today, he

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