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.
Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that ASAP54, a startup with a fashion search and discovery app, has raised a total of $3 million from e.ventures, Ceyuan Ventures, Novel TMT and others.
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.
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.
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.
BoF can exclusively reveal that shopable content startup 72Lux, which works with enterprise-level publishers like Condé Nast and Time Inc, is opening its platform to bloggers and startups.
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.