Candy Crush fashion version
Suzy Menkes likens the current fashion job market to the game Candy Crush. Rumours have circled of Riccardo Tisci filling Frida Giannini’s spot after she was cut from the game, but who would move into his place at Givenchy? Read more: Vogue UK

Berlin’s The Store prepares for opening
Berlin and London tastemakers attended a pre-pre-opening dinner at The Store, Berlin’s massive new specialty emporium. The Store is the collaborative effort of The Vinyl Factory and Soho House, and has taken up residency in Soho Houses' main and lower levels. A range of fashion and art products will be available at The Store when it’s open to the public in March. Read more: WWD

Hugo Boss’ largest investor to sell 4.9 million shares
Permira Holdings Ltd., Hugo Boss’ current largest stockholder, will sell seven percent of the luxury brand. The label claims the sale will make the stock more attractive to institutional investors because the company’s free float, or portion of shares available to public investors, will increase. Read more: Business of Fashion 

Condé Nast shutting down Style.com print magazine
At only two-years-old, Style.com’s quarterly print magazine supplement will halt publication. The magazine began with an inverse structure of producing a magazine out of a website, rather than the usual website out of a magazine. However, the online portion continues to see much more success than the physical one, so the company will center its focus solely on digital. Read more: New York Post 

Technology-induced changes from millennials affect luxury brands
It’s no secret that digital antics have infiltrated fashion’s traditional systems. The gigantic gaps between designers and consumers have been closing with technology serving as a magnet. A special report suggests this is only the first of three substantial changes to the industry the digital transition will bring about. Read more: The Economist

Text by Libby Buck

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