The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
In the world’s fourth-largest country, a pioneering 40-year-old publishing dynasty continues to keep the foreign media giants at bay with an integrated multi-platform strategy. In the third part of a Special Briefing on Fashion Media Game Changers, BoF speaks to Svida Alisjahbana, chief executive of Indonesia’s Femina Group.
Socio-economic and political developments, aided by the connectivity of the Internet, have galvanised a newly emergent Muslim consumer demographic, creating significant, if complex, opportunities for international fashion brands.
In battle-scarred Beirut, Sarah Beydoun of Sarah’s Bag has built an international accessories business built on unique bags handmade by former prostitutes and prisoners by putting her story second and fashion first.
Latin America’s powerhouse has made great strides forward but lost the mouth-watering economic momentum of the boom years. Now, to unlock more of Brazil’s potential, global fashion brands are trekking to the very margins of the map. Market GPS is sponsored by Marvin Traub Associates.
For the first time, Australian Indigenous Fashion Week provides a platform for the country’s Aboriginal designers.
This season, the runways of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro were alive with newfound optimism and Brazilianness. But the underlying economic situation presents a starker reality for Brazil’s domestic fashion industry.