Digital Scorecard | Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum

NEW YORK, United States — At a news conference Monday morning, livestreamed on YouTube and emceed by the actress Anne Hathaway, Valentino Garavani and long-time business partner Giancarlo Giammetti unveiled the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, a downloadable desktop application that showcases almost five decades of the designer’s work, drawing on a database of over 180 videos and 5000 images, including Valentino’s original

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Michael Kors opens up, Valentino boost, J.Crew settles lawsuits, Fashion confusion, Helmut Lang shows again

Michael Kors by Mikael Jansson | Source: Interview

Michael Kors By Lauren Hutton (Interview) “It’s hard to pinpoint when Michael Kors first became a fashion designer. It might have been the moment when Dawn Mello, then-fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, stopped by Lothar’s, the boutique on 57th Street where Kors was working as salesman/window dresser/in-house designer after dropping out of the FIT, and told him that if he ever went out on his own, she’d love to take a look

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Acne’s Empire, Landmark counterfeit suit, Valentino in demand, Chanel’s scenery, Forever Bip Ling

Thomas Persson photographed by Clement Dauvent | Source: Interview Magazine

Northern Discretion: Thomas Persson of Acne Paper (Interview) “When Acne Paper was founded in 2004 as a literary prong of the multi-faceted Swedish denim empire, it faced a challenge: having to prove its creative independence, and its worthiness beyond being a fancy bit of advertising.” Louis Vuitton, Burberry Win Millions in Landmark Canadian Counterfeit Suit (Forbes) “Louis Vuitton and Burberry have won significant damages in

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Valentino’s state of grace, Protecting the Pashmina, Bulgari returns to profit, Hermès sales leap, Yusuke Maegawa

Valentino Spring Summer 2011 | Source: Valentino

Valentino: State of Grace (Interview) “If there is something most significant about Valentino, it’s that women feel beautiful when they’re wearing Valentino. Beauty is at the core of his work—it’s not just an element.” Nepal seeks legal cover for shawl that conquered the world (Independent) “Coveted for its lightness and warmth, the [pashmina] wool… has brought much-needed income to the mountain kingdom of

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Bulgari goes global, New day for Valentino, Women in Luxe, Conspicuous and discreet in China, Fashion’s relentless pace

Bulgari Store, Rome | Source: Daylife

Bulgari under fire for global ambition (FT) In a globalised world, the relatively small scale of many Italian companies… is proving a problem that is shared by Italian industry at large… ‘The risk to independent brands is that if they do not have revenues of around €3bn [$4bn], they will probably lose market share.’ This is because it is too difficult to compete with companies such as LVMH. A new day for

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Saving Valentino, One million hits, BCG’s ‘new world’ luxe, Reviving SoHo, McQueen to receive BFC Award

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli | Source: Wasafix

Saving Valentino (WSJ) “When Valentino Garavani left the building, he took with him much of what made the label legendary. Can the new designers bring the brand into the future without destroying the past?” A Look That’s Worth a Million Hits (NY Times) “[Explaining] the challenge of modeling clothes online… The process involves ‘selling clothes to people who can’t touch anything… so even if only

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Designers cut prices, Burberry’s next frontier, Colour comeback, Valentino for Gap, London’s night out

Z Spoke by Zac Posen, Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Nitrolicious

Designers Show Off Less-Expensive Clothing (WSJ) “Almost every high-end fashion designer has been forced to cut prices or launch lower-priced collections since the economy tanked… [secondary collections] are creeping out of the showrooms and onto the runways this week.” Burberry’s conquest of cyber space (Telegraph) “We are now as much a media-content company as we are a design company, because

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Pringle set for success, Aurora returns to profit, Digital control, Valentino wins case, Hat fit for a Queen

Pringle boss reveals blueprint (Daily Record) “Pringle boss Mary-Adair Macaire has revealed her plans to turn the knitwear brand into Scotland’s answer to Chanel… she’s confident that Pringle… will soon win a place among luxury brands from around the world.” Beleaguered fashion chain returns to profit (Guardian) “The fashion chains Oasis, Karen Millen, Coast and Warehouse, which became

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Acne lands in London, Lebanese luxe, High fashion relents to web, Burberry revenues up, Digital Valentino

Acne Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Acne

The hot spot for cool customers: Swedish label Acne (Independent) “Swedish denim label Acne – it stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expressions – is the latest coup de foudre of the fashion world… And it’s opening its largest store in London this week.” New Beirut Mall Aims to Be Luxury Oasis (WWD) “Beirut is embarking on a new era in retailing with the renovation and debut of the Souks shopping mall, a

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