Natalie Massenet’s Imaginary Ventures is a go

Natalie Massenet, the founder of online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter, is entering the fashion game with a twist. After disrupting the e-commerce industry as a game-changer Massenet has teamed up with Nick Brown to launch Imaginary, a venture capital fund that invests in “early–stage opportunities at the intersection of retail and technology in Europe and the US”.
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Lanvin Acquired by Chinese Conglomerate Fosun

A very Chinese twist in the heart of Paris. Fosun International Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in French fashion house Lanvin for an undisclosed sum as Chinese conglomerates build up their luxury-goods holdings reports Bloomberg. Read more

A role model for the ages: Angelina Jolie does ELLE

In Honour of International Women’s Day Nina Garcia decided to relaunch ELLE with a bright graphic cover featuring actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie. Read more

Terry Richardson’s porn chic blacklisted -again

On Monday this week The Telegraph broke the news that James Woolhouse, the Condé Nast International executive vice president, had sent a memo to select staff saying that the company would no longer be working with the “controversial” fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Read more

“Appaling” and “shocking”. Fashion’s A-listers on the Weinstein scandal

“Behavior like this is appalling and unacceptable,” says Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Condé Nast. Just a week since The New York Times broke the story of allegations of decades of harassment and assault by Hollywood’s power player Harvey Weinstein at least 30 women came forward with their horrifying experiences. Read more

W Magazine’s Next Gen Royals rule

“Brilliant. Talented. Funny. Determined. Charming. Alluring. Inventive. The women and men in W’s annual Royals portfolio are all that and then some, and they rose to the top of their fields by sheer force of will” declare W Magazine of it’s star studded portfolio of Hollywood royalty. Read more

Alessandro Michele boosts Gucci on top of Kering’s best selling brands

French luxury group Kering delivered a forecast-beating rise in first-half operating profit after a successful revival of its biggest brand, Italy’s Gucci, and a strong showing by fashion house Yves Saint Laurent reports Reuters. Read more

Michael Kors & Jimmy Choo is a match made in heaven

Obviously Michael Kors knows how to buy shoes. The American clothing and handbag brand is acquiring shoemaker Jimmy Choo for £896 million, or about $1.2 billion ending a rumour that has long been circulating around the fashion business scene.  Read more

Brie Larson is the new symbol of strength we need

Independent and multi-awarded Brie Larson is a force to reckon with in Hollywood terms. Entering a brighter, more importance era in her career as a female in a male-conquered industry Larson is the new cover girl of Vanity Fair with her rise as a “symbol of strength” approaching.
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A book from above. Overview’s unexpected and thrilling Earth is for you to own

Mona Vale Beach Pool / NSW, Australia

“Absolutely gorgeous, yet utterly gut-wrenching” writes WIRED whilst The Guardian is even more thrilled. “Stunning, surprising and intriguing photographs of Earth from the skies” says the British newspaper of Daily Overview, a project that eventually is published as a book filled with totally breathtaking, hypnotic images from across the globe.

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