As the inaugural NYCxDesign festival gets rolling today, the Center for an Urban Future is calling on city officials to maximize New York’s design talent.
With roughly 39,000 professional designers and 3,900 design firms, New York has by far more designers than any other U. S. city. Los Angeles is a distant second with 22,500 designers and 2,700 design companies. Noting that design is one of the most important but underappreciated parts of New York’s economy, CUF research director David Giles said, “Most people recognize New York City as a design capital, but the city itself doesn’t do much to capitalize on that. There is a role for design. The city should really look at using design across a variety of agencies to improve capital projects. We really need someone [in government] who has the mayor’s ear.”
Phoebe Philo is returning to fashion.
WWD reported yesterday that the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
Philo said the above quote in an exclusive interview when she joined @celine in 2008.
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The Hervé L. Leroux label is returning to ready-to-wear.
The revived line will be presented to buyers during Paris Fashion Week and is designed by the late couturier’s sister Jocelyne Caudroy.
"Hervé left a fantastic heritage [of sketches and unfinished works]. When the project was suggested, I thought of Virginie Viard and how she had worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld. I accepted because this way, I can preserve the way Hervé worked. To continue, when given the opportunity, is important because this heritage lives within us,” Caudroy said.
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French beauty exports grew 9% in 2019.
The sector’s sales to China rose 48 percent on-year.
Overall, France’s largest export beauty product category was skin care, which generated more than 7.3 billion euros, up 46 percent over the past five years.
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