Today, BoF examines Japan’s ‘madoguchi,’ the bicultural point people who play the critical role of scout, market researcher, mediator, cultural ambassador, interpreter and deal broker for Western businesses seeking out the most exciting niche labels in Tokyo’s often impenetrable fashion landscape.
With blockbuster mega-shows on the rise, BoF examines the impact on niche fashion exhibitions.
The rise of emotionally-aware or ‘affective’ computing is set to change the way machines understand and interact with people. BoF speaks with Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and chief technology officer of MIT-spinoff Affectiva, to understand what’s possible and the implications for the business of fashion.
With the support of L Real Estate, developer Craig Robins’ vision for Miami’s off-kilter luxury enclave is coming to life.
Seizing on a widespread return to more formal dressing, small and medium-sized tailoring studios across the world are growing successful businesses. BoF spoke to three young tailors in Brooklyn, Mumbai and London.
With a unique aesthetic vocabulary, an influential stockist base and incipient production in Asia, luxury streetwear label Hood By Air is poised for growth. BoF spoke to designer Shayne Oliver about the cult brand he’s taking to the next level.
In a three-part report, BoF examines New York City’s ever-shifting retail landscape. Today, we look at Manhattan’s emerging luxury retail districts.
In a three-part report, BoF examines New York City’s ever-shifting retail landscape. Today, we consider the rise and recasting of the Meatpacking District.
Big data is set to fundamentally change the way we understand the world and make decisions. BoF speaks with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think to understand the forces at play and the implications for fashion.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) lost 1.5 percent in April, underperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost two percentage points. Luxury spending in Europe has been hit by a drop in tourist demand, as well as price increases by brands seeking wider margins. The unusually cold weather, particularly in March, also contributed to weak demand for Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections.