With Shared Artisan Ethos, Chrome Hearts Invests in The Elder Statesman

From left: Greg Chait, Jesse Jo Stark, Richard Stark, and Laurie Lynn Stark | Source: Courtesy Chrome Hearts

BoF can exclusively reveal today that Los Angeles based jewellery and accessories label Chrome Hearts has taken a minority stake in high-end knitwear brand The Elder Statesman.

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BoF Exclusive | CFDA Reveals New Strategy

Jason Wu S/S 2014 at New York Fashion Week | Source: Nowfashion

Last year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America tapped the Boston Consulting Group to help define its mission for the next half-decade. Today, BoF can exclusively reveal the key elements of the CFDA’s new strategy, built around education, partnerships, local manufacturing and, of course, revamping New York Fashion Week.

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BoF Exclusive | Dazed Scales Back Print to Six Issues Per Year, Expands on Web

The January 2014 and December 2013 covers of Dazed & Confused | Source: Dazed & Confused

Today, BoF can exclusively report that Dazed & Confused, one of fashion’s most respected youth-focused magazines, will reduce the frequency of its print publication to 6 times per year as it continues to expand its audience online.

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BoF Exclusive | Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts, A Family Affair

Black leather ankle dagger shoe | Source: Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts

Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that London designer Gareth Pugh has partnered with Los Angeles leather and accessories label Chrome Hearts, owned by Richard and Laurie Lynn Stark, to produce a 14-piece collection.

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BoF Exclusive | How Stefano Pilati Plans to Modernise Zegna

Stefano Pilati | Photo: Inez and Vinoodh

In a global exclusive interview to coincide with the unveiling of a new advertising campaign for Ermenegildo Zegna, a part of the brand’s repositioning strategy, Imran Amed sat down with head of design Stefano Pilati to discuss his plans for modernising the venerable Italian menswear label, while embracing its rich heritage in tailoring and fabric development.

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Luxury Sales to Exceed $318 Billion, Driven by Emerging Markets and ‘Affordable Luxury’

Coach Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign | Source: Coach

Today, BoF can exclusively share the findings of a new report by Euromonitor International, indicating that, in 2013, luxury goods sales will exceed $318 billion worldwide, representing a year-on-year real value gain of 3 percent, driven by emerging markets and ‘affordable luxury’ brands.

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