Posted by Bethan Holt, Junior Fashion Editor of Large

The SS14 shows are officially underway and so for the next four weeks fashion news will largely centre on who's who and what's what for next Spring. So, today I thought I'd share a few links to longer think pieces which have appeared over the past couple of weeks as well as a couple of need-to- know news bits.

First up, Kering, who in January acquired a 51% stake in Christopher Kane, today added Joseph Altuzarra to their portfolio of brands by investing in a minority stake in the business just days before Altuzarra's NYFW show. Way to create a buzz.

Lauren Sherman on designers transitioning from no.2 to Creative Director star

Brilliant, thought provoking piece on fashion's moral compass by Robin Givhan

Cathy Horyn bemoans the new way fashion weeks pan out.

Suzy Menzes on faster and faster fashion

I listened to bits of this earlier and it was inspiring and fascinating- Lucinda Chambers interviewed by Lou Stoppard on SHOWstudio. 

Finally, music in fashion.

Christopher Bailey has a dedicated music team at Burberry.

And Hedi Slimane has made his first Saint Laurent video to promote ballerina shoes. It stars Gracie van Gastel, with soundtrack by Cherry Glazerr.

Happy Weekend!


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