As the last of the main four fashion weeks comes to a close, BoF turns its attention to Golden Week, a Chinese national holiday, currently in full swing, that has quickly become one of the most lucrative weeks of the year for European luxury retailers.
With the launch of Sneakerboy, Chris Kyvetos, a member of the recently launched BoF 500, is targeting a new generation of luxury consumers with a highly covetable selection of sneakers and an innovative digital retail model that blends the tactility of a physical store with the efficiencies of the Internet.
Chinese e-commerce goliaths like Taobao provide a powerful platform for start-up fashion and apparel e-tailers, reports Genevieve Flaven.
For many years, Chinese designers looked West. Today, more and more fashion companies, from couture houses to premium brands, are reviving and capitalising on China’s own cultural heritage.
In the next instalment of Market GPS, BoF examines Kazakhstan, the undisputed goliath of Central Asia.
Eugene Rabkin reports from the celebrations held to mark the 350th anniversary of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the 50th anniversary of its storied fashion department.
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.