Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign
Miu Miu continues its theme of the silver screen in their latest Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. Steven Meisel photographed rising stars Imogen Poots, Mia Goth and Marine Vacth. The campaign will be shown in the February issues. Read more: WWD

Mercedes-Benz Ends Sponsorship with New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week’s title sponsor, Mercedes-Benz, has pulled their sponsorship after working with the fashion week event for half a decade. To add to the trouble New York Fashion Week appears to be facing, it was also recently announced that the event would no longer take place at Lincoln Center. The departure at Lincoln Center and the end of the Mercedez-Benz sponsorship will follow the February shows. Read more: Buro 24/7

Aurora Break Up
With Mike Shearwood, the chief executive of Karen Millen, stepping down from the board of Aurora, the high street clothing group is on the cusp of formally breaking up.  Aurora owns British high street fashion chains like Oasis, Coast and Warehouse. By breaking up the group, it will be easier to sell individual brands to investors. Read more: The Telegraph

Immigrants & Paris Fashion
The Museum of Immigration History’s “Fashion Mix” exhibition in Paris is paying tribute to the foreign designers and artisans who helped make Paris the fashion capital it is today. Creatives from all over the world, past and present, are celebrated in the exhibition, from England’s Charles Frederick Worth (who ‘more or less’ invented Paris couture) to Germany’s Karl Lagerfeld.  Read more: The Wall Street Journal

Intel Invests in Vuzix
Google Glass is about to get some competition. Intel is paying $24.8 million for a 30% stake in Vuzix, a US firm known for making wearable tech devices for both consumers and workplaces. The investment will allow Vuzix to speed up the development of their fashion-based wearable display products. Read more: The Guardian

Is Social Good, Good for Business?
The jury is still out on whether focusing on "the story" behind a brand is viable for long-term business success. With brands like TOMS and more ethically-minded consumers, it seems like it may be possible. However, what most socially conscious businesses do recognise is that they must ultimately sell a good product. Read more: Financial Post

 

Text by Alexandra Sarabia

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