Long considered an unmodern vestige of a more formal era, fine jewellery is seeing the beginnings of a fashionable resurgence. BoF reports.
As celebrity dressing becomes a global media channel in its own right, BoF reports on how emerging designers are growing their brands on the backs of the biggest stars.
As fashion’s production merry-go-round whirls ever faster, the role of the runway is changing. Today, courtesy of British Vogue, Sarah Harris examines the state of the fashion show in the digital age.
The ascent of New York menswear label Public School hasn’t been the bump-free upward glide that their much-buzzed-about status would suggest. BoF sat down with designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, and stylist Eugene Tong, whose expert touch has helped put the young label’s fresh mix of sportswear and tailoring on the fashion radar, to discuss the brand’s rebirth.
Uncertain expectations over Christmas trading amidst mixed retail signals led many institutional investors to take their profit before closing their books at year-end. Meanwhile, the travel retail channel continues to surge and M&A activity remains buoyant, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.
Once one of the world’s most successful specialty retailers, Gap has been mired in decline for over a decade. Following a series of cost-cutting measures, will the arrival of creative director Rebekka Bay and a new focus on product help the American retail giant get back on its feet?
Harris Wharf, a family-run, Turin-produced brand with London sensibilities, is steadily expanding its footprint with a business based on sharp cuts and a remarkable price-to-quality ratio.
British heritage brands Barbour and Belstaff both aim to build upon their storied histories to acquire new customers and expand their presence on the global stage. But their expansion strategies couldn’t be more different.