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November 27, 2014

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Amazon to open huge photography fancy dresses studio in London

Just a couple of miles away, the walls of Weinstein Gallery also are taken up with fashion. But its exhibit, "The Fashion Show," centers on photography. Director Leslie Hammonds selected 12 female fashion photographers, from the 1930s to today. The images offer both a look at the history of fashion, as well as that of photography. Lillian Bassman, It's a CinchCourtesy the Weinstein Gallery "We chose to do this show because we felt that women fashion photographers never really got the credit they deserved or the attention," Hammonds said. "So we just wanted to shine a light on it." The show includes the subjects of Louise Dahl-Wolfe, whose work for Harper's Bazaar influenced the subsequent careers of photographers Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. It features others by 20-year-old Olivia Bee, who has already acquired an impressive portfolio shooting for Converse, Adidas, Levi's and Hermes.

Fashion is one of Amazon's fastest-growing businesses in Europe, according to Sergio Bucher, vice-president of Amazon Fashion EU. "The creation of this new studio illustrates both our ambitions in this area and our dedication to providing a first class customer experience," he said in a statement. It comes after Amazon opened a 40,000 square foot imaging studio in Brooklyn, New York in 2013.

Asos 'doesn't tick Amazon's boxes' for buyout: Pro

Steve Mader, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, says Asos is not the right company for Amazon to consider acquiring as the U.S. e-commerce giant has expertise in that area already.

Anusha Couttigane, fashion consultant at retail analysts Conlumino, said opening a photography studio was "curious move" for Amazon, "as it is quite a sizable investment in what is already a highly penetrated market".

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