del.icio.us fashion links for March 16, 2010:
- French Connection to Sell Nicole Farhi Brand, Close Most U.S. Stores – WSJ.com
LONDON—The British French Connection Group PLC, known for its sassy and borderline-profane marketing, plans to close most of its U.S. stores and sell its Nicole Farhi brand, serving up a cautionary tale for Zeitgeist-chasing fashion retailers that fail to adjust to a rapidly changing market.
The moves are part of an array of changes that include a new ad campaign, and they were announced as the retailer reported its second year of losses. For the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, the company had a net loss of £24.9 million ($37.8 million) on revenue of £214.3 million.
- Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada, Fashion’s Most Successful Husband-and-Wife Pairing – WSJ. Magazine – WSJ
He has the business acumen; she has the talent required to create a two-billion-dollar global fashion brand. Together, Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada are the most successful husband-and-wife pairing in fashion. But as another IPO looms, can Bertelli ensure that his family-focused company will be fourth time lucky?
- KARL LAGERFELD – Vice Magazine
When Vice called me last month with an out-of-the-blue offer to fly to Paris and interview the Kaiser himself, Karl Lagerfeld—creative director of the $10 billion Chanel empire, the house of Fendi, and his own eponymous line—I jumped at the chance. I have to confess that I wasn’t an expert about the fabled fashion kingpin prior to Vice’s proposition, but I did know that for a faggot it was tantamount to an audience with the Pope! I was duly excited to meet the Man Behind the Fan (which, I would soon discover, has long since been replaced by the Collar), the guru behind the dark glasses, and to try to separate the myth from the reality.
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- Lindsay Lohan ends collaboration with fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro – Telegraph
Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's design career has ended after a single collection for Parisian label Emanuel Ungaro, leaving the fashion world divided over whether her work was a disaster or a much-needed bit of fun.
- Prada ordered manager to get rid of ‘old, fat and ugly’ staff – Telegraph
A senior manager at Prada is suing the fashion label claiming that she was ordered to get rid of "old, fat and ugly" staff in the Italian fashion label's Japanese stores.
- Canadian fashion icon Linda Lundström announces new career path
Canadian fashion icon Linda Lundström announces new career path
From designing to inspiring – Linda launches consulting company,
Linda Lundström Works
- Isabel Marant: internet is “too fast and too fake”
In this week’s Grazia, we caught up with the lovely cult designer, Isabel Marant, at her Paris studio, just a fortnight before her show. As we chatted about everything from her countryside home (with no electricity btw) to her status as designer du jour, and the secret behind that elusive French chic, there was lots of great stuff that we just couldn’t fit into the magazine feature
del.icio.us fashion links for March 1, 2010:
- Justin Theroux Readying ‘Zoolander 2′ For Ben Stiller And Paramount: Where’s Owen? – Deadline.com
EXCLUSIVE: What's better than being really, really ridiculously good-looking like Zoolander? Being really, really ridiculously good-looking in the 2001 cult classic's sequel. Finally, Paramount and Ben Stiller are pulling together a PG-13 Zoolander 2 with Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 writer Justin Theroux who'll also direct. I've learned that Ben and Justin are working on the script together, and Theroux is going to Fashion Week in Paris to "immerse himself on what is current in fashion". "It's got momentum," a studio source just told me. Everyone's hoping Owen Wilson co-stars again but no deal is set. The villain likely will be Jonah Hill who's in negotiations.
- Proenza Schouler and Valentino Owner Permira Said to Be Shopping Both Labels
European private equity firm Permira, which bought minority stakes in Valentino and Proenza Schouler in May and July 2007, respectively, is reportedly looking to sell its interest in the labels. Permira denied that it is putting out feelers, but WWD reports that sources say otherwise, and several investment funds have looked at both labels.
- Christian Lacroix Has Severed All Ties with Label; Lacroix Womenswear Not Expected Again Before 2012
Christian Lacroix has severed all ties with his namesake brand, instead focusing on designing theater costumes, hotels, and the like through his XLCX studio, but there's still plenty going on at the label.
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