At the beginning of the year, Russia was one of the world’s most promising fashion markets. But in the last ten months, isolationist policies combined with a fragile financial climate have seen the country’s economy plummet. In the second instalment of a two-part series, BoF explores the consequences for fashion retail in Russia.
As Vladimir Putin’s policies push Russia further away from the global community, new laws limiting foreign ownership of Russian media will force publications in the country to restructure. Should the fashion press be worried? In the first of a two-part series, BoF examines the country’s changing fashion media landscape.
The head of Future Group, one of India’s largest and most established retailers, admits he can’t keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy online.
BoF sits down with MCM’s Sung-Joo Kim to talk about wooing the Chinese customer, building the brand beyond its logo and going West.
Why so much interest in a holiday that doesn’t celebrate much except unabashed consumerism? The holiday taps into deep changes in Chinese family structures and attitudes toward the unmarried.
After London, Dubai is the second most popular place in the world to shop for fashion and luxury goods. Can it become number one? Six years after the devastation of a global recession that saw billions wiped off the value of local real estate, BoF sits down with Mohamed Alabbar, architect of the emirate’s retailing success, to understand his vision for the future.
Nigeria’s $10 billion fashion market is growing swiftly, despite the lingering stigma of an Ebola outbreak and a woeful security situation.
Despite its sputtering economy, Brazil continues to be a prized target market for international fashion brands
As Brazil’s fashion market gets ever more crowded, Latin America’s smaller giant to the north begins to finally shine.