Are Fashion Brands Underestimating the Importance of China E-Commerce? (Global Briefing)
"In order to succeed in a fast-changing China, brands must refocus attention on e-commerce. 'Companies cannot have a major presence in China without having an online presence, not only to generate sales but also to engage with customers where they spend so much time.'"
Fashion 2.0 | Connecting With Consumers Through Wearable Devices (Fashion 2.0)
"Once confined to university labs, clothing and accessories with embedded digital technology — known as wearable devices, or “wearables,” for short — have taken off over the last year, especially in the domains of health, fitness and communications."
Finding Your M.O. | Part 1: From Big Idea to Launch (Intelligence)
"In February 2011, I launched an online store — Moda Operandi — with my business partner, Lauren Santo Domingo. Moda Operandi (M’O) was the first of its kind, offering the latest runway styles for immediate pre-order following their presentation at fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris."
Meet the duo behind London’s coolest label, Meadham Kirchhoff (Independent)
“And then there’s Meadham Kirchhoff, consisting of the designers Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff, whose clothes are as desirable as they are marginally deranged, whose hair and make-up is reminiscent of Leigh Bowery’s in his heyday and whose mise-en-scène has been known to transport the audience everywhere from a hyper-real flower garden to a satanic St Trinian’s.”
Ferragamo Takes Stage at the Louvre (IHT)
“For the first time in its long history of grandeur, gore and artistry, the Louvre will host a catwalk fashion show on Tuesday. Designers have shown their wares in the museum courtyard with its glass pyramid, but this show from Salvatore Ferragamo will be inside the building, taking place on a 120-meter runway, about 400 feet, under the Denon wing’s colonnade.”
Is Anna Wintour set to become Barack Obama’s woman in London? (Independent)
“The President will attend a series of high-profile fundraisers with key figures from the fashion industry, led by Anna Wintour, the British-born editor of Vogue magazine, who yesterday was tipped as a possible future candidate for US Ambassador to London.”