Perry Ellis Still Has Something to Say (NY Times)
"For men of a certain generation, the Perry Ellis look of the early ‘80s was a classic: impeccably constructed khaki pants and a crisp white or blue cotton shirt, perhaps paired with a buttery soft trench coat, all of it conveying a kind of effortless elegance.' When Perry Ellis was alive, no one did it better,' Michael Bastian, the men’s wear designer, said recently."
The £60 million suit: Gieves & Hawkes for sale (Telegraph)
"A Hong Kong based-clothing conglomerate named Trinity Limited today announced its proposed acquisition of the 'rare jewel'in a £60 million deal due for completion within the month.
Former Jimmy Choo exec to lead Bergdorf Goodman (FT)
"Joshua Schulman, former Jimmy Choo chief executive officer, has been appointed as president of luxury US department store Bergdorf Goodman... Mr Schulman, 40, left the luxury shoe brand earlier this year in the aftermath of Jimmy Choo’s sale to Labelux, a privately owned German company."
NYC Releases Fashion Report: Fashion Week, Fast Fashion See Biggest Growth (Fashionista)
"According to the report, NYC’s strengths are having a huge fashion week, being a design center, remaining 'a robust fashion manufacturing center,” having an 'incomparable wholesale market,' a large retail market and major fashion media and marketing companies."
Do These Two Looks Mix Well? (NY Times)
"But his appointment, while well received, has raised no small amount of curiosity about what it will mean for Dior. Among fashion editors, the move was described as a bold choice. But some retailers, who also adore Mr. Simons, wondered if it wasn’t too bold for a label with more than $1 billion in sales of clothes, bags, shoes, makeup and other products."