Hip East London Boutique Hostem Announces Move Into Womenswear

The Hostem team by Rory Van Millingen | Source: Courtesy photo

The hip Shoreditch boutique Hostem is set to move into womenswear with a 6,000 square foot addition. BoF spoke with 25 year-old founder James Brown to learn more about his expansion plans.

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The Creative Class | Andy Rogers, Brand Director

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Andy Rogers was convinced he was going to become a painter. Instead, a mix of gumption and luck led him to work for a series of luxury and fashion houses, whose identities he helped to define with his unerring creative vision. Here, the branding guru tells BoF how a camp Welsh farmer, Stella McCartney and the rise of the Internet paved the way to his current position as brand director of British sportswear legend Fred Perry.

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How the Trampery is Adapting the Tech Sector’s Shared Workspace Formula For Fashion

Inside the Trampery London Fields | Source: The Trampery

As the Trampery, a shared workspace enterprise, opens its third location in the northeast London neighbourhood of London Fields, BoF spoke with founder Charles Armstrong and operations manager Ben Pickering to learn how the new hub aims to galvanise one of Europe’s most fertile fashion frontiers: Hackney.

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The Creative Class | Alexandre de Betak, Fashion Show and Event Producer

Alexandre de Betak | Source: Courtesy photo

The multidisciplinary wizard behind the fashion shows of brands like Christian Dior, Hussein Chalayan and Rodarte speaks to BoF about his personal and professional journey — and the passion, planning and adrenaline that go into staging a world-class runway show.

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How Creatures of the Wind Found Their Ideal Investor

Shane Gabier and Chris Peters | Source: Courtesy photo

Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind told BoF how they managed to do what every emerging fashion label aims for, but very few actually achieve: find an investor with valuable business know-how and a proven track record, without having to compromise their creative freedom.

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The Creative Class | Robbie Spencer, Fashion Director

Robbie Spencer | Source: Courtesy photo

Miuccia Prada loves his work but his grandmother doesn’t understand what he does. BoF sat down with Robbie Spencer, stylist and newly appointed fashion director at Dazed & Confused, to discuss his personal and professional journey.

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The Creative Class | David Collins, Interior Architect

David Collins | Source: Courtesy photo

Having made his name designing gem-like bars, cafes and apartments, David Collins is increasingly sought-after by some of the leading names in fashion. On the occasion of his just-announced partnership with Jimmy Choo, BoF spoke to David Collins about his journey from Dublin to the top of his profession.

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Nike Teams Up with ‘Architectural Entertainment’ Magazine PIN-UP For Niche Brazil-Themed Project

Nike x Fausto Fantinuoli for PIN-UP | Source: PIN-UP

Sportswear giant Nike, known for the cultural fluency of its niche marketing and communcations efforts, is running a visually arresting four-page spread in the latest issue of under-the-radar architecture and design magazine PIN-UP.

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