For fashion brands, watches have emerged as a key vector of growth, often powered by licensing deals with Fossil Group, a watchmaking behemoth that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets million of watches per year.
New wave surfwear labels such as Saturdays and Cuisse de Grenouille are rising from the rubble of the ‘big three’ surf brands.
Some of the world’s largest fashion brands are creating branded hotels and private residences as well as the homewares to fill them, tapping easy additional revenue streams and constructing powerful brand beacons in emerging markets.
Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.
The Savigny Luxury Index turned around in mid October as confidence in the US economy returned and the US Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing.
Former Daft Punk manager Gildas Loaëc and architect Masaya Kuroki launched the Kitsuné label with a unique blend of music and fashion. Twelve years later, the business is set to generate $15.9 million in annual revenue.
Très Bien’s blend of sneakers, streetwear and high fashion has given rise to a successful men’s e-commerce business and a portfolio of budding fashion brands, with combined revenues set to hit $5.6 million in 2014.
Once the domain of rock stars and royals, men’s jewellery has become an increasingly dynamic and valuable market.
A ‘B Corporation’ is a for-profit company that commits itself to the pursuit of social goals. But can being a B Corp also have business benefits?
Vince is the quietest billion-dollar brand in the business. Now, chief executive Jill Granoff is gearing up for global recognition.