Hedi Slimane Is Out at Saint Laurent—These In-and-Out Creative Directorships Can’t Be Good for the Fashion Business – Vogue

File under “Death of Fashion”? The end of the “big name designer” is now officially upon us, it would seem (it’s been coming for a decade at least.) But yet again the changing landscape seems to be taking the World of Fashion by surprise…. (Why?)

“We’re accustomed to witnessing the revolving door at struggling heritage labels. Less so at the top echelons of brands.”

Source: Hedi Slimane Is Out at Saint Laurent—These In-and-Out Creative Directorships Can’t Be Good for the Fashion Business – Vogue

Alta Moda’s Luxurious Fashion Show – The New Yorker

Here is side of the “fashion world” that is rather different from the one in my last post. How is it that these two worlds can be the same place? (Can they?)

On the Italian Riviera, Dolce & Gabbana’s wealthiest clients dance, drink, and compete to buy couture.

Source: Alta Moda’s Luxurious Fashion Show – The New Yorker

What’s Red, White and Ralph all over? | Fashion Show Review, Spring 2016

What? How is this Southern France, rather than anything else? Can anyone point to anything here that isn’t typical Ralph Lauren? Beware of lazy fashion journalism…

Ralph Lauren’s simple, stylish statement for Spring evoked points south of Paris, rather than points east of Manhattan.

Source: What’s Red, White and Ralph all over? | Fashion Show Review, Spring 2016 | BoF

Primark makes understated US debut as Boston flagship opens

“Shoppers may not have flocked to Irish retailer’s first US store as anticipated on opening day, but executives are hopeful brand’s appeal will grow in the US.”

Here’s an interesting development… Why might Primark not have had the grand opening they seem to have anticipated? Did they miss their moment? Wrong location? Might be an interesting thing for us to look at….

Source: Primark makes understated US debut as Boston flagship opens | Business | The Guardian