In a Click, a Vivid Fashion Garden (IHT)
"The effects of this digital age seem to reverberate beyond computers and smartphones... In the fashion world, it may take a sophisticated designer to work those patterns of burning bright blooms into something stylish and wearable, yet the actual process is just another computer click. The floral effects are rarely just sketched, more probably manipulated. The British designer Mary Katrantzou is an example of a designer whose computer skills have created a new genre of fashion prints."
Jaeger bets on full price womenswear (FT)
"Jaeger is looking to the future under its new owner, private equity veteran Jon Moulton, after plunging to a £35.5m loss in the year to February... Jaeger’s loss in the year to February 29 2012 came after the company incurred exceptional charges of £27.5m, including £11m related to the collapse of Aquascutum."
Asos invests in luxury resale site Covetique (Telegraph)
"ASOS, the fast-growing British online fashion retailer, today confirmed it has made 'a significant minority investment' in Covetique, a website that buys and sells pre-owned designer clothing."
Pop-Up Revolution Gets U.K. Shoppers in Holiday Spirit (BusinessWeek)
"After a year of deteriorating consumer confidence and lower incomes, stores more than ever need a boost for the holidays, when retailers in some sectors can make more than a third of their annual sales. No longer just a publicity stunt, pop-ups are providing retailers with a way to get their toes wet in a market without committing to a longer lease."