Daily Archives: December 7, 2010

The 2010 British Fashion Awards just took place, and guess who won? Well, Burberry, for Digital Innovation; Mulberry, for Designer Brand; and — drumroll please — for Designer of the Year: Phoebe Philo for Celine. Oh, and Alexander McQueen, with that Lifetime Achievement thing. In other words, a large chunk of the major international brands that can be linked to the UK (and that advertise globally).  Read more

Well, they said it was coming. You know those teasers Coty CEO Bernd Beetz kept dropping last week about plans for a purchasing trifecta before year end? He came through, and yesterday announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Tjoy, the Chinese skincare company, thus completing the third leg of a Philosophy-OPI trinity. Read more

At least that seems a natural assumption given the collection he showed today — and the descriptions of the clothes involved. Consider:”Pink lame and tulle embroidered dress, dyed slate stripe fox coat”

“Gold foil printed merino wool cable knit sweater, gold lame pleated pant” Read more