Building Damir Doma

Damir Doma Menswear S/S 2014 | Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

It took a fortuitous encounter in front of a bike shop in Bavaria for Damir Doma to find that rarest of things: the right deep-pocketed partner, willing to put in time, energy and resources to see the designer’s fledgling label through its difficult first years and get it off the ground. But six years later, with his own store, close to 9 million euros in sales and a new co-chairman, it is clear that Doma’s ascent up the tricky ranks of Paris fashion has been driven by more than luck. BoF reports.

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Market Pulse | Syria Crisis Pours Cold Water Over the Savigny Luxury Index

Savigny Luxury Index August 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

LONDON, United Kingdom — Despite a string of positive results announcements, the Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) lost 0.9 percent in August, nevertheless outperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by close to one percentage point, as markets shuddered at the prospect of foreign intervention in the Syrian conflict.

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The White Space to Help Emerging Designers Cut Through the NYFW Clutter

A look by Holly Fowler, one of five designers set to show at The White Space | Source: Courtesy

During the most crowded fashion week on the calendar, former Browns buying director Ruth Runberg and stylist Alison Brokaw have joined forces to showcase five emerging designers in Jeff Koons’ studio complex in West Chelsea.

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Trunks of Treasure: How Vilebrequin and Orlebar Brown Are Tapping the Lucrative Luxury Swimwear Market

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc Pool | Source: Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

As many in Europe take their annual August holiday, heading south for a bit of sun, BoF examines how two luxury swimwear brands, the established Vilebrequin and the upstart Orlebar Brown, are tapping the lucrative luxury swimwear market.

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How the Trampery is Adapting the Tech Sector’s Shared Workspace Formula For Fashion

Inside the Trampery London Fields | Source: The Trampery

As the Trampery, a shared workspace enterprise, opens its third location in the northeast London neighbourhood of London Fields, BoF spoke with founder Charles Armstrong and operations manager Ben Pickering to learn how the new hub aims to galvanise one of Europe’s most fertile fashion frontiers: Hackney.

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Mikael Schiller on Acne’s Unexpected Journey

Mikael Schiller at Acne's new London store | Source: BoF

As Acne opened its third London store, part of a wider global store rollout, BoF sat down with executive chairman Mikael Schiller to discuss the company’s growth, the perils of private equity money and why he sees himself as a Caribbean fisherman.

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Stripped Bare: Brands Move Toward Transparency and Traceability

Honest By Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Honest By

From Bruno Pieters’s Honest By to Nudie Jeans to sportswear giant Nike, certain fashion and apparel brands are going against the grain and starting to embrace greater transparency and traceability across the supply chain. BoF reports.

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