The Yohji Yamamoto story (Telegraph)
"Yohji Yamamoto, the charismatic and mysterious Japanese designer, is allowing the first-ever published biography about his life to be published. The book, entitled (enigmatically, of course) ‘My Dear Bomb’, will be released worldwide in October."
Ferragamo Sees ‘Very Good’ 2010 (Bloomberg)
"Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian shoemaker, expects 'a very good' 2010 as the weaker euro boosts sales and margins, and consumers return to pay full price for luxury footwear and accessories, Chief Executive Officer Michele Norsa said."
Best foot forward as Office seeks buyer (FT)
"Office, the fashion-forward high street shoe retailer owned by Sir Tom Hunter, has put itself up for sale with a price tag of £170m. The chain was bought... in 2003 for about £16m. It has since expanded from 21 stores, mainly in London, to a national presence of 125 outlets."
Ready-to-wear trends to impact on July's haute couture (Relaxnews)
"Even if most designers would say there are no trends in haute couture, some of the previews of the collections obtained by Relaxnews hint at the opposite."
Kirkwood For Pilotto (Vogue.com)
"Peter Pilotto and British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood have announced a new footwear collaboration. The capsule collection will make its debut at Pilotto's show at London Fashion Week in September."