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Monsoon’s flagship gets a new look - Retail News - A1 Retail Magazine - Retail events From A1 Media Magazines. Digital Skills, Hong Kong Jewellers, Alibaba Falls. The Cool Hunter Effect. Can you charge double and still keep your customers coming back? - BBC News. The reason Markus Miele is running uncharacteristically late this afternoon, is that he has been on the telephone to a customer.

Can you charge double and still keep your customers coming back? - BBC News

He may be chief executive of the German domestic appliance company Miele, he may have factories to oversee, meetings to go to, and pricing strategies to discuss, but a Miele customer from the UK has written to him personally to inquire about a replacement part for his vacuum cleaner and Mr Miele is eager to help him. But the vacuum cleaner broke six years ago and it was already nearly 30 years old then. The Making Of A Shoe Video: How Are Shoes Made. We all know that every great outfit starts with a fabulous pair of shoes - which is why Marie Claire have created a whole event around them - hello #ShoesFirst!

The Making Of A Shoe Video: How Are Shoes Made

(See the October issue for our special section devoted to footwear in all its glory) But how do the shoes themselves start? Plus-size model Ashley Graham steals the show on the catwalk in lingerie. Tommy-hilfiger-ss16-fashion-show-collection-pictures. Prada Profit Falls Less Than Expected as Cost Cuts Balance Asia. PARIS, France — Prada SpA reported first-half profit that beat analysts’ estimates as efforts to contain costs helped mitigate declining sales in Asia.

Prada Profit Falls Less Than Expected as Cost Cuts Balance Asia

Net income fell 23 percent to 188.6 million euros ($213 million) in the six months through July, Milan-based Prada said Tuesday in a statement. Analysts predicted 175.4 million euros, according to the median of six estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Too many new stores and not enough new products have hurt Prada as demand for luxury goods slows in greater China following a clampdown on extravagance.

In a bid to reignite sales and reverse a slump in its share price, the company introduced the Inside bag in July, with prices starting at about 2,000 euros. Source: Shutterstoc. BoF. Topshop Gets Called Out For Unrealistic Mannequin Body Standards. By now, it seems as if most retailers have been involved in some sort of controversy.

Topshop Gets Called Out For Unrealistic Mannequin Body Standards

And while some have been because of tasteless graphics, or hypersexualized advertisements, one thing we continue to see over and over again—and frankly, we're tired of it—is the ridiculous body standards reinforced by the mannequins that model the clothing. Topshop, the popular British brand that boasts collaborations with stars like Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne, has come under fire after a shopper noticed that the store's mannequin had extremely thin legs. The mannequin was wearing the retailer's popular "Jamie" jeans, and the shopper, Laura Berry, voiced her concerns that the figure was not an accurate representation of the average female form. Apostle Peter and St. Helen the Martyr Chapel, Paphos - Cyprus.

I Dressed Like an Idiot at London Fashion Week to See How Easy It Is to Get Street Snapped. The author having her photo taken at London Fashion Week.

I Dressed Like an Idiot at London Fashion Week to See How Easy It Is to Get Street Snapped

All Workspaces: Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion Color Report - from Pantone.com. Alice & Trixie by Angela George The creative director, designers and sales teams all sit in an open space - bringing creativity and input to all areas of the company, while the production team and sewers (not pictured) help create amazing garments that are produced right here in New York.

All Workspaces: Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion Color Report - from Pantone.com

Body Anxiety and a new wave of digifeminist art. Jennifer Chan and Leah Schrager are two names you need to get familiar with.

Body Anxiety and a new wave of digifeminist art

The US-based new media artists have co-curated an all-female line-up of 21 artists – for the currently on show exhibition titled Body Anxiety – who use their own bodies in their works, while pioneering the newest forms of media: from online performance GIF art (see: May Waver and RAFia Santana) to web and digital art – alongside video, poetry and photography. The virtual exhibit demonstrates the plurality of views on the female body politic, on self-representation and on agency. It also shows that these art works emphatically need to be recognised by a male-saturated art world. The artists are not united in their voice or aesthetic, but their collective force challenges gender stereotypes – particularly in undulating social space of the internet.

The front of current of the wave of "digifeminist" artists, Body Anxiety puts two fingers up at the art world. How It Feels To Shave Your Head. There’s a buzz going on at the moment.

How It Feels To Shave Your Head

Literally. Sitting front row at Milan Fashion Week, you’d be forgiven for thinking someone got a little clipper happy backstage. Unlocking the Enigma of Iran. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Smugglers ply their trade here by night.

Unlocking the Enigma of Iran

The Invisible Labor of Fashion Bloggers. American Apparel Raises ‘Going Concern’ Doubts as Losses Mount. LOS ANGELES, United States — American Apparel Inc. said it may not be able to sustain operations as a going concern for the next 12 months, even after the clothing chain increased its credit line.

American Apparel Raises ‘Going Concern’ Doubts as Losses Mount

A group of lenders, including hedge fund Standard General, replaced its $50 million credit facility with a larger $90 million one, the Los Angeles-based retailer said on Monday. The company said last week that Standard General intended to take this step. American Apparel becomes the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy. The firm reached a restructuring agreement with most its secured lenders Sales have plummeted as customers switch to fast-fashion brands The retailer expects to cut its debt to $135 million from $300 million American Apparel stores will continue their business operations as normal By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline Published: 10:59 GMT, 5 October 2015 | Updated: 11:53 GMT, 5 October 2015 American Apparel has become the latest clothing company to file for bankruptcy.

Older Millennials' Luxury Spending Climbs. NEW YORK, United States — The creations of New York fashion designer Jason Wu, a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, sell for thousands of dollars apiece. Items like his Diane Mini Shoulder Bag, which retails for $1,495, and Wu's Camel Hair Capelet Trench Coat at $3,995 have always been well out of reach for most of the 32-year-old's fellow millennials. The generation of those 18-35 has been hard-hit by the U.S. economy. Jeremy Corbyn: Prime Minister's Questions & anthem reaction - BBC News. Labour Leader Election. Home - BBC News. Migrant crisis: Dozens reach Croatia as Hungary border sealed - BBC News. Image copyright Reuters. There Will Never Be Another Labour Prime Minister, Unless We Change Our Voting System 

Pollution May Be Promoting Lethal Tumors In Turtles. Fashion Politics: Fashion as a Voice for Change? The UK’s General Election is fast approaching. Is Fashion a Credible Platform for Protest? LONDON, United Kingdom — Last week in Paris, Chanel appropriated the visual signifiers of feminist protest for its seasonal runway show.