FASHIONBOSS ENCORE: SUNDAY FASHION RECAP
Never miss a FashionBoss week with our Sunday recap of the best and latest in industry buzz.
FASHION & STYLE: Fashion’s Parisian Spring
Prints at PFW | Street style was anything but minimal outside the Paris shows, with fringe, full skirts, juicy prints and budding florals (yes, for spring) turning the streets into veritable runways en plein air.
Chanel SS 2015: Clothes for Real Women | Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t only dress dolls, as his latest collection made clear. Taking a cue from 20th Century feminism, his Paris show put models in the middle of a city boulevard, sporting loose-fitting suits, wild tweeds and psychedelic prints. But no demonstration is complete without a full street protest, so the Chanel show ended with models wielding picket signs and shouting through megaphones.
FASHION LAW: Faux Luxury Strikes Again
Louis Vuitton Fakes Seized in China | In late September, Chinese authorities seized $163 million (1 billion yuan) in fake Louis Vuitton products, highlighting the continued hemorrhaging of luxury brands via the Chinese counterfeit market. The United Nations reports that 70% of global counterfeit goods originate in China.
A Truce for eBay and LVMH | Luxury titan LVMH has finally reached a settlement in its 6-year lawsuit against eBay. In 2008, LVMH sued the online retailer for failing to prevent the circulation of fake goods on its site. But the amount of the settlement wasn’t revealed, drawing the longevity of the accord into question.
BUSINESS OF FASHION: New Chapters for Retailers
Neiman Marcus Comes to New York | America’s sterling department store chain Neiman Marcus is about to call Manhattan’s Hudson Yards home. The formerly Dallas-based luxury retailer will set up headquarters and a flagship store on the West Side by 2018. In an effort to beef up its global presence, Neiman’s has also acquired Mytheresa.com, the Munich-based luxury e-tailer, taking up rank alongside veterans Net-a-Porter and The Corner.
Scotland Votes ‘Yes’ for British Fashion | Scotland’s vote last month to remain a part of the UK brought relief to nervous British retailers, whose presence in Scotland could have been threatened by a geographic and economic split. Designers like Vivienne Westwood and Giorgio Armani voiced support for Scottish independence, while the British Fashion Council mounted an anti-secession campaign called “Let’s Stay Together”. A number of Scottish designers showed at London Fashion Week, such as Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders.by