Wake Up Round Up: Fashion Week – It’s No Longer About Where You Sit

“Oh, yes, and her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, to which Ms. Roitfeld is due to give birth next week. So, not surprisingly, the first issue, which has been the subject of much speculation since Ms. Roitfeld, after leaving French Vogue in December 2010, announced she would start her own title, comes with a theme of rebirth.” [New York Times]

“Natalie Massenet, founder of pioneering fashion e-commerce website Net-a-Porter, is soon to be named the new chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), replacing Harold Tillman, who has been chairman of the organisation since 2008.” [BoF]

“For much of the 20th century, the seating chart of a runway show gave a fairly accurate reading of power in the fashion industry. The press on one side, retailers on the other; editors and buyers prioritized neatly from front row to last. But so much has changed in the new millennium…” [New York Times]

Kmart Fashion made a video featuring fashion insiders and bloggers, giving a hilarious illustration of real (sometimes exaggerated…) #fashionweekproblems. [YouTube]

“But being a global business comes with a number of challenges. Indeed, when it comes to things like multilingual support, customs and duties, and managing different currencies, deciding what to do, where and when, is tricky and M’O has learnt its share of painful lessons along the way. Here are some of the key challenges around going global and how we tackled them.” [BoF]

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