In Italy, a British Outpost (NY Times)
"In other words, Burberry, Dsquared, Cavalli and Gucci are not names you will often read in the same sentence. Yet a pronounced Englishness ran through the collections from each of those houses, making Milan feel temporarily like an extension of the Tuscan region called Chiantishire."
Youth Is Beautiful (IHT)
"The passing of the flame from a much older 70-something generation to those who might be their grandchildren has been a slow burn over the last decade, but it has finally burst like a firework display."
Big Change at Lucky Magazine (WWD)
"Lucky magazine, struggling for the past two years as two different publishers and Condé Nast tried to turn around the flagging 12-year-old magazine, was jolted Wednesday by a major change in leadership."
J Crew’s Mickey Drexler on the elephant lurking in the luxury industry room (FT)
"In a rather unexpected (and uninvited) twist at the tail end of an otherwise predictable dissection of retail strategy, lifestyle brands and the importance of the emerging markets, Mr Drexler sensationally hijacked the discussion from the floor, to the acute embarrassment of Financo’s head honcho Gilbert Harrison."
Constance Jablonski sparks $3.3million lawsuit after switching model agencies (Telegraph)
"Jablonski, who walked in the Victoria's Secret catwalk show last year and enjoys a lucrative deal as one of the faces of cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, has reportedly breached her three-year contract with New York agency Marilyn Model Management."