In a three-part report, BoF examines New York City’s ever-shifting retail landscape. Today, we consider the rise and recasting of the Meatpacking District.
Today, accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie is stocked at some of the world’s best stores. But a few years back, the business was on the verge of collapse. Co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart tell BoF how J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler helped them regain faith in their brand — and take it to the next level.
PARIS, France — Thierry Andretta has stepped down as the managing director of Lanvin, a position he held since 2009. Michèle Huban, Lanvin’s current chief operating officer, will assume Andretta’s duties. Andretta joined the brand in 2008 as an executive vice president and was instrumental in the expansion of Lanvin’s global retail footprint. During his tenure, Andretta also made Lanvin’s leather goods business a strategic focus, with the aim of extending the level of distinction that creative director Alber Elbaz brought to the label’s womens ready-to-wear collections into accessories. A Lanvin spokesperson cited ‘personal reasons’ as the cause of Andretta’s departure. But according to market sources, there had been disagreements between the executive and the brand’s majority owner, Shaw-Lan Wang,…
The Society Management, a new modelling agency launched by Elite Management Worldwide, is taking a new approach to model management with a focus on digital branding and longevity. Vick Mihaci, the agency’s president, shares his game plan.
In the 18 months since its inception, Maiyet has done what other brands have tried and failed to do: fuse a luxury sensibility with ethical credentials. The real test will be whether the company can scale its unique business model in the years to come.
Starring Lea Seydoux and co-directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Prada’s mini-trilogy for its Candy L’Eau fragrance proves that fashion films can be much more than the moving print campaigns that have come to typify the genre. If only there were more fashion films like these.
A poster-child of the supermodel era, which he helped construct, the career of fashion photographer Sante D’Orazio seemed to burn out prematurely as a result of the excesses and pressures of the times. But with a new show at Christie’s, D’Orazio is staging his comeback and cashing in on some of his iconic images.