Belle Buys Stake in Baroque Japan, Aims to Create Fashion Empire Across Asia

An advertising image for Moussy, one of Baroque Japan's many womenswear brands | Source: Baroque Japan

Baroque Japan — owner of womenswear brands including Moussy, Sly, Rodeo Crowns, Shelter, Black and Rienda — has a new Chinese majority shareholder, which already owns some 25 percent of the Chinese footwear market and aims to create one of the biggest fashion retailers in Asia. JapanConsuming reports.

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In China, Busen Green Embraces ‘Intelligent Copying’ to Stand Out

A look by Busen Green | Source: Busen Green

Moving away from scattershot copying, mid-market Chinese brand Busen Green has embraced a creative process based on “intelligent copying” to produce collections with a more consistent and differentiated design aesthetic for the country’s increasingly demanding male consumers.

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Inside India’s Big Fat $38 Billion Wedding Market, Part 2

Rohit Bal and Sonam Kapoor at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 | Source: Rohit Bal

Yesterday, in Part 1, BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed spoke to designers, show organisers, media executives and former brides to learn why weddings are such big business in India. Today, get to know the couture-level designers that cater to the top end of the country’s bridal market, the opportunities for international luxury brands and the forces set to shape the market in the years to come.

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