The Daily Digest

  1. Report: Matthieu Blazy Has Joined Céline

    “Matthieu Blazy has now joined the house of Céline in a design capacity, working under Phoebe Philo.” …More

  2. Net-a-Porter Owner Said to Consider 2015 IPO

    “Cie. Financiere Richemont SA is considering an initial public offering of online retailer Net-a- Porter Ltd. …More

  3. Gap Lowers Profit Forecast as Sales Slump at Namesake Brand

    “Gap Inc., the biggest U.S. apparel-focused retailer, cut its annual profit forecast as sales at its namesake …More

  4. Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million in Funding

    “Today Kaufmann Mercantile has announced the close of a $3.2 million Series A funding round led by 14W, with …More

  5. Sophia Amoruso on Her First Nasty Gal Shop, Adding Vibrators to the Inventory, and Being Bossy

    “The brand has come a long way since 30-year-old founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso launched it as an eBay shop …More

East of Eden: How Russia’s Isolationism is Impacting Fashion, Part Two — Retail

Shoppers on Nikolskaya Street, Moscow | Source: Shutterstock

At the beginning of the year, Russia was one of the world’s most promising fashion markets. But in the last ten months, isolationist policies combined with a fragile financial climate have seen the country’s economy plummet. In the second instalment of a two-part series, BoF explores the consequences for fashion retail in Russia.

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Creative Class | Alister Mackie, Stylist and Creative Director

Alister Mackie | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

As Another Man celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new book, the magazine’s creative director Alister Mackie sits down with BoF to discuss his analogue working methods, the 1990s Britpop scene that shaped his distinctive indie styling and his relationship with Katy England. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.

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East of Eden: How Russia’s Isolationism is Impacting Fashion, Part One — Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference | Source: Shutterstock

As Vladimir Putin’s policies push Russia further away from the global community, new laws limiting foreign ownership of Russian media will force publications in the country to restructure. Should the fashion press be worried? In the first of a two-part series, BoF examines the country’s changing fashion media landscape.

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