Pringle thrown an £18m as it moves to recapture the luxury market (Guardian)
"The wealthy foreign owners of Pringle of Scotland have pumped another £18m into the loss-making brand's continuing attempt to become a Burberry-style luxury label... accounts show the company has received injections of £10m and £8m from its owners, Hong Kong textile dynasty the Fang family."
Luxury sales reveal return of confidence for the wealthy (FT)
"More prosperous shoppers seem to be defying continuing high unemployment levels and economic uncertainty to renew their spending on luxuries such as jewellery, fashion and cosmetics."
Burberry show to live stream in 3D (Grazia)
"While guests will be sitting watching the ‘real’ fashion show at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London on February at 4 p.m, Fashion Editors and VIP guests in the selected cities will be putting on 3D spex to watch the larger-than-life broadcast in special ‘customized screening spaces'."
Louis Vuitton’s emotion monitoring bags (Agenda Inc.)
"According to art director Fernando Lahoz’s website, Louis Vuitton is developing a series of emotion monitoring bags – technologically designed to ‘feel what you feel’... The bag incorporates a new HERM (heart and emotion rate monitor) in the form of a beautiful piece of jewelry which can be purchased with a bag or separately at Louis Vuitton stores."
Sustainable fashion: what does green mean? (FT)
"'Sustainable fashion?'... 'What’s that?' Good question. And here’s the truth: having spent two days in Copenhagen immersed in the concept, having thought about it over the weeks since then, and having canvassed a wide variety of fashion figures... no one knows."