Fashion Roundup: H&M Lands More of Matthew Williamson; Alexander McQueen Closes Moscow Boutique, But Will Design for Target

Matthew Williamson will model in the ad campaign for his upcoming collection for H&M. [WWD]  Sign Up For Our Daily

Matthew Williamson will model in the ad campaign for his upcoming collection for H&M. [WWD

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Christian Cota was awarded Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for women’s ready-to-wear this morning, beating out Sue Stemp and Gustavo Cadile. [Daily Transom

As the global fashion markets implode, the Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney boutiques in Moscow are both closing less than a year and a half after opening. [WWD

Mr. McQueen, who has explored themes of bondage, skulls and taxidermy for his Paris show, hopes to expand his audience with a rocker-chick themed collection for Target. [NY Times]  

According to a study released by Bain & Co., sales of luxury goods are expected to fall between three and seven percent this year. [WSJ]

British designer Henry Holland acknowledged that model and close friend Agyness Deyn probably had a bit to do with his success, but spoke out against people who consider him to be just a T-shirt designer. [Vogue UK]

Fashion Roundup: H&M Lands More of Matthew Williamson; Alexander McQueen Closes Moscow Boutique, But Will Design for Target