2010 February 8
Links of The Daily
(NEW YORK) Kroell Investment [Vogue UK]
Lanvin's mysterious investor, Ralph Bartel, is linked to Devi Kroell, another growing luxury brand
The Foot Behind Jimmy Choo [WSJ]
A few of Tamara Mellon's footwear stats: the Jimmy Choo mogulette has over 800 pairs (she's lost count), in a 23'X15' closet--and at times wears more than 3 pairs of shoes in a day
Pulse by Karin Nelson [NY Times]
From the denim tuxedo (now a fashion do?) to Ann-Dexter Jones' jewelry line...Plus! Your new favorite moto jacket--for a steal...
Veronica Webb, Coco Rocha reporting on Fashion Week [Page Six]
The two models will report on Fashion Week for NYC Life for Modelinia.com
Behind the Scenes: The Product Specialist [On the Runway]
Pattern maker and production manager Cindy Ferrara: "In the beginning, I would bring mannequins in my duffle bag so the sewers in the China factory had a western figure to work with. Again, it was this sense of origami, that’s how they approached pattern-making. It was the kimono heritage. The idea of rounding and shaping was foreign to them. And they were all running around in Mao jackets. There was no fashion. I’d bring fashion magazines from New York and they’d just have a heart attack looking at them."
Supermodel Maker [Vogue UK]
Donatella on her famous love for supers: "It was a time when designers were afraid of models with fame. They were afraid that the clothes would be overtaken by the fame of the models. I said to Gianni, 'Do not be afraid like everybody else, because it is just stupid. Fame on fame means more fame!'"
Luxury's heavy hitters, revealed! Today, WPP and Millward Brown released this year's BrandZ Top 100 List, naming the most valuable brands worldwide. Who topped the list for luxury ...
Robert Vignola is out and John Van Glahn is in as president of Calvin Klein Collection. The top tier shift comes three months after parent company PVH Corp. completed its $2.9 billion...
Get in the know on the underpinnings front, with chicly saucy new lingerie brand NOE Undergarments. Designed by twin sisters Bonnie Rae Boyes and Shelah Jean Adubo, the collection ...