South Asian American Designers with Strong Ties to Home Make Their Mark

Spring 2013 looks from Prabal Gurung, Naeem Khan, Bibhu Mohapatra and Sachin + Babi | Source: Photo illustration by BoF

Along with a healthy dose of raw talent, a group of South Asian American designers, hailing from India and Nepal, have leveraged their close ties to home to help build their brands and businesses.

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The Gatekeepers Who Hold the Keys to Japanese Fashion

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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.

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The Long View | When Computers Know How You Feel

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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.

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The Long View | Big Data Will Change All Aspects of the Fashion Industry

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier | Source: Courtesy Photo

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.

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