“Youthful beauty is a wonder to be admired, but should not be grotesquely held onto past its time. The greatest advantages of aging are being allowed to be eccentric and commanding respect.”
Jerry Hall, the new face of Chanel
“People are thinking about what they spend and why they spend it. And I think our values are more to do with sustainability, that’s what you buy from Marimekko, you don’t just buy for the season. Our design value is that whatever you buy you can have for a long time.”
Marimekko international sales director Päivi Lonka on the cheering news that Marimekko plans to open more stores despite the recession
I was a bit alarmed after I wrote my Liberty post to find people misquoting me as saying Liberty was definitely on its last legs. Yikes. I honestly didn’t mean to spread that rumour and to make amends I can report that Liberty is fighting the recession with a brand new overhaul to be unveiled on Valentine’s Day. Highlights will include a scarf hall, two floors of womenswear and new-to-Liberty labels Cacharel, Balmain, Josh Goot and Aquascutum.
“In times of recession, creativity rises. It’s time to dress up again, it’s great to be back.”
Pam Hogg on the news that she is showing at London Fashion Week. (Wonder if she’ll get Siouxsie Sioux up on the catwalk…)