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Requiescat In Pace Mr. De La Renta.

Oct 21 2014

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I woke up this morning to the very sad news of Oscar de la Renta's passing. So much has been written about the man, his tremendous skill, generosity and elegance of mind and spirit that there seems little left to say. Instead, I would like to share a personal anecdote.

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Porter Magazine Persuades.

Oct 14 2014

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I should state from the outset that I'm a huge fan of Net-A-Porter and the people behind it. I've been a loyal customer since 2006 and the bulk of my fashion-related purchases are made on their site. Whether or not that makes me more inclined to like Porter magazine as a result, I couldn't say for sure. What I can say however is that to date, I'm fairly impressed by what the team behind Porter has managed to do in only five issues.

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Isn't It Ironic?

Oct 09 2014

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When it comes to protecting trademarks, logos and intellectual property in general, no sector has been as aggressive or as persistent as the luxury industry.

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World Retail Congress 2014: A Review.

Oct 08 2014

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I had the opportunity to attend the World Retail Congress which took place in Paris last week. Over the course of three jam-packed days, some of the world's leading retailers and retail service providers converged on my fair city to present and discuss current and emerging retail challenges including the tremendous potential of new payment technologies, digital integration and the ever changing consumer behaviours that are forcing retailers to radically rethink the in-store experience. Not surprisingly, the terms "disruptor" and "disruption" were on virtually everyone's lips.

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Galliano's Second Act.

Oct 07 2014

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Like many, I greeted yesterday's news that John Galliano was headed to Maison Martin Margiela with a mixture of surprise and confusion. I read the news on my Twitter feed as I was headed back to Paris from Epernay after spending the better part of the day sampling vintage champagnes at Moët & Chandon so I had to read the WWD Tweet twice.

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Jean Paul Gaultier To Cease Pret-A-Porter Activities.

Sep 16 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier Ceases Pret a Porter Activities

Today is a sad day indeed for the world of French fashion. Citing the "accelerated pace of the fashion schedule and commercial constraints", Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that he would be ceasing his pret-a-porter activities to concentrate exclusively on haute couture.

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Fashion As An Expression Of Individuality: Take 3.

Sep 09 2014

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It's the start of the Fashion Week Marathon. This post is dedicated to all those who believe that fashion is a form of self-expression and an extension of our individuality.

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Reminder: Hackers On The Runway Conference.

Jun 30 2014

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There has to be more to luxury's digital future than Google Glass and diamond-encrusted cell phones. That's why I'm excited to be attending the upcoming Hackers on the Runway conference which will take place in Paris tomorrow and Wednesday (July 1 & 2).

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A Vogue Cover You Won't Be Ashamed To Display.

Jun 23 2014

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While nothing will ever redeem Anna Wintour after that cover, the site of Lupita Nyong'o's radiant smile on the July issue of U.S. Vogue is certainly a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale industry.

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Suzy Menkes And Fashion's Bitch Brigade.

Jun 09 2014

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In her much awaited inaugural column for Vogue, former International New York Times fashion critic Suzy Menkes has taken on what she termed “the bitch brigade”.

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