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CULTURE, FASHION / April 2 2012 2:17 PM

Is the Luxury Industry Serious About Sustainability?

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The annual 1.618 event, founded in 2010, was held in Paris this weekend where the focus was on “Sustainable Luxury.” With the luxury industry under mounting pressure to provide transparency and accountability, 1.618 brought together some 40 firms, foundations and innovators to discuss cleaning up luxury’s act. However, the three largest industry players — LVMH, PPR and Richemont — were largely absent. Since they control the majority of the luxury industry, will luxury ever truly green its ways?

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NEWS / March 9 2012 7:51 AM

Prada, Armani and Lauren Among Forbes Fashion Billionaires

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Forbes Magazine, that wealth of celebrity-earnings knowledge, has published its 25th annual list of the world’s billionaires — all 1,226 of them. Their combined net worth is $4.26 trillion, or to put things in perspective: about a third of the U.S. national debt; or if they decided to break off and form their own country, Billionaire Island, the world’s fourth largest GDP. Besides Spanx founder Sara Blakely‘s debut, the fashion industry made a decent showing on the list with Miuccia Prada returning after a six-year absence.

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NEWS / February 23 2012 8:14 AM

Rumor Has It: Jil Sander Returning to Jil Sander, Raf Simons to Dior

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For a while it seemed that every other week there was a new rumor regarding who would take over the reigns at Christian Dior. Recently, however, only one name has been circulating around town: Raf Simons. As reported in December, Dior and LVMH were close to signing the designer since the Marc Jacobs talks famously fell through — but if Simons abandoned his post at Jil Sander, who would take over? Won’t the real Jil Sander please stand up?

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FASHION, MEN'S / January 19 2012 10:41 AM

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Men’s Wear Collection

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Put away all your blacks gentlemen, next season is all about navy, brown, and charcoal grey according to the new Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 menswear collection that live streamed straight off the runway this morning.  Blanket scarves, mixed textures, and robe-style wrap jobs were some of the interesting notes that you can feel safe to try.  Check out the looks after the jump.

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