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

Op-Ed | The Problem With ‘Buy Now’ | Opinion, Op Ed | BoF

Ah! The “Death of Fashion” yet again. (And again and again.) this is very interesting. The head of the French Federation – the core of the couture world- is writing against a social structure that has been slowly taking place for 40 years (if not longer.)

Consumer-driven ‘buy now’ strategies can damage fashion brands, argues Pascal Morand, executive president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode.

Source: Op-Ed | The Problem With ‘Buy Now’ | Opinion, Op Ed | BoF

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

John Galliano: penitent return of an enfant terrible

The “Fashion World” maintaining it’s own mythology,  perhaps. Why Galliano, when there are a number of other talents to applaud? This article is extremely revealing about the spectacle itself.

John Galliano: penitent return of an enfant terrible | Fashion | The Guardian.

In Paris, Sex Sells, While Innovation is Scarce

I am making this article required reading next week. I initially thought I’d highlight a quotation or two, but in the end I just wanted to highlight all of it.  So…. read and comment, and let’s set aside discussion time for this…

In Paris, Sex Sells, While Innovation is Scarce – BoF – The Business of Fashion.