August 2018 -1

  Fashion and Retail The Business of Fashion A Week of Reckoning at Condé Nast BoF Team, 3/8/18 The publishing company is reported to have lost more than $120 million last year and plans to put Brides, Golf Digest and W up for sale. But the makeover won’t end there. Read More   The Business of Fashion Amazon Posts Small Loss in Australia Reuters, 3/8/18 ‘The US company launched its website on December 5 racking up a modest loss of £5.09 million, after rattling established bricks-and-mortar retailers.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion The Start-Ups Behind New York’s Retail… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 5

  Fashion The Business of Fashion Op-Ed | Why the Plus-Size Revolution Will Fail Liroy Choufan, 27/7/18 Disturbing as it might sound, fashion and inclusivity are incompatible, argues Liroy Choufan. Read More   Beauty Business of Fashion What Happens When Sephora Becomes Your Rival Jessica Schiffer, 25/7/18 ‘Small beauty retailers have thrived with ‘natural’ products that became big sellers. Now they are under pressure from the likes of Sephora muscling in on the space.’ Read More   Gender The Sydney Morning Herald Top companies ‘failing’ on gender pay gap face investor revolt Nassim Khadem, 23/7/18 ‘Investors could take stronger action… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 4

  Fashion ABC News 20/7/18 Burberry burns unsold products and not everyone is buying why ‘There are calls for an overhaul of the fashion industry after the upmarket British fashion label Burberry says it burned unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth over $50 million last year to protect its brand.’ Read More   The New Yorker The Prada Flame Shirt Is Performance Art Troy Patterson, 21/7/18 ‘The shirt, part of Prada’s fall-winter collection, resembles an elevated version of an embarrassment perpetrated by one’s father at a backyard barbecue. Its ugliness is impudent.’ Read More   Beauty Business of Fashion Billion-Dollar… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 2

Fashion Business of Fashion Uniqlo’s $300 Million Bet on Federer BoF Team, 6/7/18 ‘The deal with Uniqlo, one of the most lucrative in the history of sports, is said to be worth $300 million over 10 years, putting Federer, whose commercial appeal was already unparalleled, significantly ahead of top-earning footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and NBA star LeBron James, in terms of endorsement income.’ Read More   Business of Fashion At Paris Couture, a Return to Elegance Angelo Flaccavento, 5/7/18 ‘The haute couture week which closed yesterday in Paris was marked by a poignant return to dressmaking that put… Continue Reading

June 2018 – 3

  Fashion Business of Fashion Kering to Sell Christopher Kane Back to Designer Kati Chitrakorn, 21/6/18 ‘The French luxury conglomerate is in talks to sell its 51 percent stake in the label back to the British designer after a 5-year partnership.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion In Defense of Virgil Abloh David Fischer, 20/6/18 ‘Virgil Abloh’s appointment as men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton was a polarising choice, attracting charges like ‘he’s not a designer’ and ‘streetwear is a passing trend.’ Wrong and wrong, argues David Fischer of Highsnobiety.’ Read More    BBC News Asos to ban silk,… Continue Reading

May 2018 – 2

  Fashion  The New York Times André Leon Talley’s Next Act Vanessa Friedman, 24/5/18 ‘Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.’ Read More   The Canberra Times Fashfest running late but still happening, say organisers Bree Winchester, 24/5/18 ‘It’s been all quiet on the Fashfest front so far this year but the event is definitely happening in 2018 according to organisers.’ Read More   The Guardian Interview magazine closes, ending a 50-year survey of Manhattan cool Edward Helmore, 22/5/18 ‘Magazine founded… Continue Reading