Online Shoppers Skip Middleman During Fashion Week
Burberry, the British design house, will not only stream its women’s runway show live from London, but also will allow anyone with a computer and a credit card to order the merchandise as models strut in it.
Fred Perry, the sports label favoured by mods, rude boys and Northern Soul
fans, has collaborated on a new collection with soul singer Amy Winehouse. The womenswear collection will be based on Winehouse’s own 1950s
-inspired style and will comprise 17 pieces, including polo shirts
and skirts. The brand has signed up Winehouse, who designed a capsule collection for fashion label PPQ last year, for four seasons.
Scent Of A Vagina
German company Vivaeros has developed a cologne for men (and probably some women) that smells like vagina! Head of the company Guido Lenssen says they developed the Vulva Original by taking a combination of urine, sweat, and female arousal from women of all ages.
Amy Winehouse to unveil fashion collection (guardian.co.uk)
Amy Winehouse Launches Fred Perry Clothing Line (pastemagazine.com)
Amy Winehouse Partners With Fred Perry for Fashion Collection (shoppingblog.com)
Amy Winehouse Fashion Line in the Works (justjared.buzznet.com)
Amy Winehouse to turn fashion designer with own collection (telegraph.co.uk)
Gill Linton opines: “Everyone’s a brand strategist these days, including people in the fashion industry whose core business is to produce fashion shows, generate publicity and create ad campaigns. In which case you’d expect fashion brands to be more distinct from each other, wouldn’t you?”
Clothing Firm Pirated Itself… And It Worked Great (techdirt.com)
Fashion brands Burberry and Zara plot online assault
Two of the fashion industry’s biggest names are upping their online investment, with luxury label Burberry set to launch its own social networking site, and high street retailer Zara to go online for the first time. Burberry has created artofthetrench.com as part of a move to deepen its relationship with its customers, create brand advocates and attract new followers. The site will initially feature users sending in pictures of themselves wearing Burberry’s iconic trenchcoat. It will be overseen by Scott Schuman from the influential fashion blog, The Sartorialist. Burberry is currently in the midst of a three-year strategy review, which will result in a greater focus on digital.
The 80’s Fashion Bible
An amusing take on 80s powerhouse THE FACE. Thanks to Victoria Creative for the tip.
Mens’ label Cordarounds (best known for their quirky horizontal seersucker and cord pants) has a line of Bike To Work pants that’s perfect for dawn, dusk, and nighttime riders. The stylish, yet still rugged, khaki and olive men’s trousers are accented with reflective material; just roll up the cuffs and pull out the pockets to be safe! I think I may buy some …
MSK Offers Personalized Moleskine Pages
A new application called MSK on the Moleskine site lets user print customized pages to stick in their daybooks. The system will allow you to more easily print contact lists from your computer’s Address Book, Events from iCal and freeform notes (and images).