Here are some fashion updates and everything to do in Milan!:
“Even as Facebook’s initial public offering faces regulatory scrutiny, the parent company of fashion brands Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Jack Spade and Lucky Brand is now using the social networking website to sell its own stock. Consumers can go to the Fifth & Pacific Cos.-owned brands’ Facebook pages and buy and sell fractional shares directly from the company for as little as $10 with a few clicks.
New York-based Fifth & Pacific partnered with San Francisco startup Loyal3 for what’s billed as the world’s first “customer stock ownership plan,” or CSOP.”
“Soweto has long been known for its quirky sense of style, with designers splashing bright colors and urban sensibilities on everything from the latest silhouettes on European runways to reworkings of the dapper suits Nelson Mandela wore when he lived in the township in the 1940s. The older Mandela is best known for his relaxed but colorful shirts. But as a younger man, the son of a royal family was a political celebrity in Soweto, and dressed the part.
“The style that Nelson Mandela rocked in his day,” and other looks from the 1940s and 1950s are popular among Soweto designers, said fashion writer James, who himself sports a shaved part in his hair, like Mandela had as a young man.”
“Versace, known for its glamorous gowns worn by pop icons such as Madonna and Lady Gaga, returned to profit last year for the first time since 2009, when it started a turnaround to rebuild its international market share. The family has always cherished its independence, but needs financial ammunition after luxury peers such as Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Brunello Cucinelli have successfully tapped the stock market in less than a year.
“The management is studying some advisors, but no solution has yet been decided,” Chief Executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris said in a text to Reuters.”
“Hong Kong fashion chain I.T. Ltd. reported an increase in full-year profit and sales in its annual results announcement out on Friday, but was cautious about the outlook for this year.”
“Rio de Janeiro — Just how many variations can you spin off the marvel of simplicity that is the bikini?
Judging by the options on spectacular display at FashionRio, the Marvelous City’s five-day-long summer 2013 fashion extravaganza, the options are endless.”