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.
While many other luxury brands reported slowing growth, Prada posted a remarkable net profit increase of 46 percent in the 2012 financial year. BoF examines the secret to the company’s success.
After experimenting with a series of offline “showrooms,” trendy online eyewear company Warby Parker has launched it’s first physical flagship, complete with sensors that replicate online analytics, in New York’s Soho. BoF investigates.