In Part 1 of this exclusive excerpt from the afterword of Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, Lauren Goldstein Crowe examined the widespread allegations that fashion was to blame for the tragic suicide of Isabella Blow. Today, in part 2, she looks at whether these allegations actually point to the fact that the fashion industry suffers from an image problem. LONDON, United Kingdom — Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen toiled in an
The brilliantly eccentric, beautiful and iconic Isabella Blow lived fashion like no other. In the wake of her tragic suicide in 2007, she has inspired a film, a play and two books, including Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, a biography by friend of BoF Lauren Goldstein Crowe that’s to be released early next week. Today, in the first of a two part series, we bring you an exclusive excerpt from the book’s Afterword in which Ms.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Later this week, when British Vogue launches its first ever iPad application, everyone across the fashion media landscape is bound to be paying attention. After all, Vogue is the most prestigious fashion media brand in the world, lying at the heart of Condé Nast, the world’s most powerful luxury lifestyle media conglomerate, amidst a market landscape in which age-old media brands like Vogue and others are
The FashionStake Diaries is a four-part series that gives BoF readers a behind the scenes look at the crucial first months of a crowdfunding fashion startup, seen through the eyes of its founders. Today, in the final diary entry, they reflect on the crucial first weeks following launch: what worked, what did not, lessons learned and plans for the future. NEW YORK, United States —On the day of “go live” for any startup, planning is
LONDON, United Kingdom — This evening at the Michael Hoppen Gallery is the private view of images from Mary McCartney’s first book, From Where I Stand, documenting her more than fifteen years of work as a photographer. Mary seems to have always had the natural instinct to observe and document the people around her, shying away from the spotlight that has shone on her family ever since her father, Sir Paul McCartney, became
PARIS, FRANCE — Olivier Theyskens caused a veritable fashionista frenzy in New York earlier this month when he launched a capsule collection for American contemporary brand Theory, which is known for its accessible prices and well-fitting trousers, but not necessarily for its fashion aesthetic or production quality. It was a surprise move for Mr. Theyskens, a designer who has been criticised in the past as being out of touch with
LONDON, United Kingdom — Earlier this year, we introduced the BoF community to Thomas Tait. A fresh graduate of the Central Saint Martins MA programme, Tait has had a busy few months. Since we first met him in May, he has been named a finalist for the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, created an accessories collaboration with mega online fashion retailer ASOS, and on Saturday, showed for the first time at London Fashion Week in
Following our First Person chat with Scott Sternberg earlier this week, BoF is pleased to bring you the exclusive world premiere of Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg in Being There, directed by Debra Scherer for The Little Squares NEW YORK, United States — Back in 1991, when Debra Scherer and Luca Stoppini first collaborated on an editorial about theoretical architecture for Vogue Italia, neither of them could have predicted