Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
In the last two years, emerging fashion brands like Christopher Kane, Altuzarra, JW Anderson, Nicholas Kirkwood and Roksanda have attracted a flurry of investment. Who’s next? BoF identifies the young fashion labels we would bet on, based on their commercial and creative potential.
Seven years after it debuted as a small independent clothing boutique, East London-based Goodhood brings its eclectic and highly curated mix of fashion, accessories and home goods to a new 3,000 square-foot flagship, combining edgy lifestyle boutique with an intimate neighbourhood feel.
Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo will seek to woo investors with a share market flotation prospectus promising industry-beating annual sales growth of more than 10 percent on the back of aggressive expansion plans in Asia and elsewhere.
Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon wants to shake up the industry once again with a new salon, a savvy digital content strategy and a product line called Purely Perfect.
Italian handbag maker Furla plans to more than double sales in the next five years, stepping up investment in new shops as it taps consumers’ growing appetite for accessible luxury goods.
As Hermès opens its first ‘maison’ in China, BoF sits down with Weiming Cao, the company’s president for Greater China to discuss the new store, the company’s expansion strategy and building a multi-local luxury brand.
On Monday night, industry power players from over 20 countries celebrated the upcoming launch of the #BoF500 and ‘Polymaths & Multitaskers,’ our latest special print edition, out on September 22.
To coincide with the debut of Teen Vogue’s annual ‘Young Hollywood’ issue, BoF talks to editor-in-chief Amy Astley about the increasingly symbiotic relationship between young actors and fashion brands.
Camilla Johnson-Hill, founder and executive producer of The Production Club, says hard work, internships and a feel for the industry are as important as formal education.
The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.