The London Runways Come AliveFinally, the clothes on the London runways are getting a little crazy, a look which defines London Fashion Week and is part of what makes it so great. Some observations:
• The geometric shapes and bright colors, especially one bright-blue coat at Aquascutum, happily remind us of Willy Wonka’s factory.
• Betty Jackson also used bright colors but cleverly concealed buttons.
Nordstrom Has Trouble Securing Manhattan Space• Nordstrom is having trouble securing a site for a Manhattan flagship; it had its sights set on the old Drake Hotel on 56th and Park, but the building’s developer has hit a snag with financiers. [WWD]