Today we are delighted to announce a significant milestone in the history of The Business of Fashion. We are launching a new website, managed by our growing London-based team and backed by a great group of new investors, to help us achieve our vision of becoming the digital hub for the global fashion community. Here’s the story of how we got here and a little bit about our plans for the future from BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed.
Today, BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed kicks off Right Brain, Left Brain, a new column on his observations at the intersection of business, creativity, and the global fashion industry. LONDON, United Kingdom — In 2006, when I first started exploring the fashion industry, there was one book that became my bible. It wasn’t a book about the fashion business. It was a book called Sample, published by Phaidon, which showcased
French luxury conglomerate PPR’s announcement, earlier today, that it has acquired a 51 percent stake in emerging London label Christopher Kane is particularly significant. Indeed, it’s been a very long time since a major luxury group has taken a majority stake in a young designer fashion brand.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Happy new year! After a restful break, the BoF team is gearing up for a productive 2013. But before we get started, we would love to hear from you. We want to continue to provoke the global discussion and debate at the intersection of fashion, business and technology and we need your help! Today, we are launching a survey to take the pulse of our community in order to learn how and why you read BoF, and
LONDON, United Kingdom — It’s that time again when we take a look back at the people, places and innovations that have defined the year in the business of fashion. And what a year it’s been. From the debuts of new heavyweight designers at megabrands Dior and Yves Saint Laurent to the flurry of digital innovations and the rising markets of India, China and Brazil, we’ve covered it all. It was also a particularly special year for