The Wall Street Journal

06 September 2012

Some of fashion’s most sought-after young designers are upending the industry’s rules, quickly churning out accessories collections not long after debuting in apparel, according to a Wall Street Journal article. “People like Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani took a generation to develop their reputation in apparel before starting accessories. Now if somebody is hot very quickly, they want to exploit it pretty quickly,” said Kurt Salmon retail strategist Arnold Aronson in the article. “You can do it, but you have to say to yourself, Is my career as a designer going to be a marathon or a 50-yard dash?”

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