Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Fashion journalist Colin McDowell hopes Raf Simons will stay true to himself at Dior. "He must look into his heart and mind, remember what makes him unique, and forget all about the Dior archive. It has been endlessly examined and re-examined and generally done to death already. Raf Simons has a strongly individual aesthetic. He has no need to lean on the past." [Vogue UK]

  • Azzedine Alaia will open a flagship location — his first store in 10 years! — near Avenue Montaigne in Paris next Spring. [InStyle]

  • Sales of glossy red paint have grown by 40 percent in London. Retailers claim women are buying the paint in order to create DIY Louboutins. [Telegraph UK]

  • Ralph Lauren's London Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms have finally been revealed, and they're pretty chic — right down to their navy berets. [Fashion Foie Gras]

  • Speaking of chic reveals, Mulberry has unveiled its latest bag, the Bryn. Based on the brand's signature Brynmore men's satchel, the Bryn comes in a variety of very ladylike hues. [Fashion Etc]

  • J.Crew's former head of women's design Marissa Webb is launching her own eponymous line next Spring. Will it look like J.Crew? "The honest answer is, in my mind, no," Webb says. "But after being at J.Crew for 11 years, a lot of my own personal aesthetic is in J.Crew because that was my job." [WWD]

  • You've seen the print ads, and now there's a video. Kate Moss stars in Ferragamo's Fall 2012 video, which features the supermodel strutting mysteriously about in Berlin's opulent Russian embassy, her hair done up in a very enviable braided bun. [Elle]