The luxury sector seems to have reached a turning point, having weathered the crises that beset it all year and buoyed by more benign currency trends.
Adam Lippes tells BoF how he bought back his name and relaunched his label.
The second capsule collection by Mosaert, the brand started by Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, whose videos have attracted hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, is set to launch at Paris concept store Colette. BoF speaks exclusively with the Belgian artist and stylist Coralie Barbier about building a fashion brand rooted in music.
BoF sits down with Common Projects founders Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami to uncover the origins and growing appeal of their visually clean — almost blank — shoes and decode the meaning of the signature numbering that appears on each pair.
For fashion brands, watches have emerged as a key vector of growth, often powered by licensing deals with Fossil Group, a watchmaking behemoth that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets million of watches per year.
New wave surfwear labels such as Saturdays and Cuisse de Grenouille are rising from the rubble of the ‘big three’ surf brands.
Some of the world’s largest fashion brands are creating branded hotels and private residences as well as the homewares to fill them, tapping easy additional revenue streams and constructing powerful brand beacons in emerging markets.
Is Kering’s decision to end its licensing agreement with Safilo and bring its eyewear business in-house risky business or a sound strategic move?
Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.