Gwenaël Nicolas has a problem with gravity, likes to present industry leaders with mysterious boxes and is on a mission to make people curious. He is also increasingly sought-after by luxury brands to design retail spaces that shine with intelligence. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
To quote the man himself, it has been “a real flash life” for Swiss fashion photographer Hans Feurer. BoF speaks to the professed Nietzsche devotee, born adventurer and legendary master of light. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
The self-taught, sought-after stylist and designer of LOGO by Lori Goldstein, a collection sold via home shopping network QVC, has had, not one, but two fashion careers. Here Goldstein shares how a fine balance of restlessness and hard work led her from the American Midwest to the top of the industry.
Too hip to be called a doyenne, Paper magazine’s iconic, bespectacled co-founder and co-editor-in-chief presides over New York’s art and fashion scene with the friendly, match-making powers of a punk aunt that has seen the future. BoF traces a three-decade career that straddles analog and digital, high and low, style and culture, with unusual ease.
A decade ago, Kris Van Assche wanted nothing more than to have his own fax number. Today, the Belgian-born designer is a fixture of the Paris menswear establishment at the creative helm of both Dior Homme and his own brand, which, this season, celebrates 10 years in business.
Nicolas Ouchenir set up his calligraphy practise eleven years ago in a former Parisian butchery. Today, the charming man of letters creates some of the most coveted invitations in the world for leading fashion and luxury brands.
How does a company that proudly eschews the usual means of generating desirability remain the most desirable luxury brand in the world?
With more guts than experience, David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues left London to start a provocative men’s fashion magazine, Hercules. Eight years later, they prepare to launch Vamp, a new, subversive and sexy title for women.
Korean multi-brand concept store Tom Greyhound has just opened its first international outpost in the Marais quarter of Paris. BoF investigates.