BoF Exclusive | Nicolas Ghesquière Finally Speaks On Why He Left Balenciaga

Nicolas Ghesquière by Juergen Teller | Source: System

After months of silence, Nicolas Ghesquiere has finally spoken out. Today, BoF brings you the global exclusive excerpt of his interview with System magazine where he reveals the circumstances surrounding his abrupt departure from Balenciaga.

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BoF Exclusive | Byronesque Launches With ‘Farfetch for Vintage’ Model

Byronesque.com | Source: Byronesque

NEW YORK, United States — Today, curated online marketplace Byronesque is set to launch with the aim of connecting consumers across the world with a carefully edited selection of designer vintage from a growing network of specialised boutiques, beginning with One of a Kind in London, Quidam de Revel in Paris and The New World Order in New York. Seed investors include Andrew Rosen, the late Marvin Traub and Morty Singer from Marvin

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Natalie Massenet to be named Chairman of British Fashion Council

Natalie Massenet | Source: Net a Porter

LONDON, United Kingdom – The Business of Fashion has learned that Natalie Massenet, founder of pioneering fashion e-commerce website Net-a-Porter, is soon to be named the new chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), replacing Harold Tillman, who has been chairman of the organisation since 2008. It is understood that Massenet will not assume the role of Chairman until sometime next year. When asked for comment, the BFC made

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NYC and Mayor Bloomberg Launch Project PopUp, A Fashion Tech Start-up Competition

New York at STORY | Photo: Matthew Scrivens

NEW YORK, United States — Today, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Manhattan-based concept store STORY, founded by Rachel Shechtman, is set to launch Project PopUp NYC, a competition that offers the city’s most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring

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BoF Exclusive | LN-CC Raises £2m to Support International Growth

LN-CC | Source: daman.co.id

LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that concept store LN-CC, which operates a 5,000 square foot, Gary Card-designed retail and events space in East London alongside a highly curated e-commerce store that ships to over 70 countries, is set to announce a new £2 million round of funding from an undisclosed private investor, at a pre-money valuation of £20 million. While these numbers are small relative to the

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BoF Exclusive | The Ever Changing Face of Beauty iPad App

LONDON, United Kingdom — As guests arrived at BoF’s 5th birthday party in New York earlier this month, many of them came in with breathless reports of a massive video installation happening uptown called “The Ever Changing Face of Beauty,” conceived by fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø, and styled by Marie Chaix, for W magazine in partnership with P&G Prestige and created at Spring Studios. Inspired by the

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BoF Exclusive | Inside CSM: Preview of Top 5 Designers from MA Fashion

Central Saint Martins' campus at Kings Cross | Photo: John Sturrock

LONDON, United Kingdom — Central Saint Martins’ MA fashion course is praised the world over for consistently producing the industry’s most exciting new designers. From the late great Alexander McQueen to industry darling Phoebe Philo to wunderkind Christopher Kane, the school has produced many of fashion’s most influential creative forces. Headed by Professor Louise Wilson OBE, whose tough love approach to teaching is almost as

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BoF Exclusive | Italo Zucchelli’s Sublime Futurism — Part II

Calvin Klein Mens by Italo Zucchelli | Photo: Karim Sadli for 032c

In Part I, we examined Italo Zucchelli’s philosophy of menswear. Today, we explore the designer’s creative process and approach to innovation. NEW YORK, United States — A honeyed accent doesn’t give away Italo Zucchelli’s heritage as much as his ability to cut a jacket. A Wagnerian sense of color and experimental materials reveal professional stints with both Romeo Gigli and Jil Sander respectively. He may seem of a piece with

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BoF Exclusive | Italo Zucchelli’s Sublime Futurism — Part I

Calvin Klein Menswear by Italo Zucchelli | Photo: Karim Sadli for 032c

In an exclusive two part interview, courtesy of our friends at 032c, Pierre Alexandre de Looz explores the work of Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein men’s collection creative director, known for grafting the infallible promise of technology — the 21st century’s cultural hope — to the fibre of masculine elegance. Today, in Part I, we examine Zucchelli’s menswear philosophy. NEW YORK, United States — Snug. Well cut. Brilliant. A

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BoF Exclusive | Farfetch Raises $18m to Fuel Growth in Europe, US and Brazil

Bernhard Willhelm ‘Karasaba’ Mini-Skirt | Source: Farfetch.com

LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that curated fashion marketplace Farfetch.com has raised a new $18 million round of funding from Index Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners and existing investors Advent Venture Partners, bringing the total amount of capital the company has raised to date to almost $25 million. The valuation of the company in this latest round was not disclosed. Founded in 2008, the

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In Conversation with Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg

  NEW YORK, United States — Over the weekend, Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg put on a lovely low-key show for his two women’s collections —Boy and Girl — underneath The Highline on New York’s West side. But earlier this summer he pulled out all the stops for a spectacular West Side Story-themed show for his Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection as a special guest designer at the 80th edition of Pitti

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BoF Exclusive | Style.com to Launch Magazine and ‘Dip Toes’ in E-Commerce

Dirk Standen, Editor-in-Chief, Style.com | Photo: Style.com/Lexie Moreland

NEW YORK, United States — The online fashion media universe is about to take a most interesting twist. After several months of planning (and more than a little industry speculation), Style.com will unveil its first ever physical magazine at the end of October, only a few weeks after the last Paris Fashion Week show has ended. Back in the early 2000s, when fashion Internet sites still struggled to gain traction and credibility, this

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BoF Exclusive | Dolce & Gabbana Talk Digital

MILAN, Italy — The Business of Fashion is pleased to share the first ever in-depth video interview with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, discussing the digital strategies that in 5 short years have transformed D&G from a “closed” brand to an “open” brand, where digital is now intertwined into the DNA, providing realtime, behind-the-scenes access via three separate Twitter accounts, a Facebook fan page

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