Amy Astley on the Symbiotic Relationship Between Fashion and Young Hollywood

Maisie Williams, Nicola Peltz | Photo: Josh Olins for Teen Vogue

To coincide with the debut of Teen Vogue’s annual ‘Young Hollywood’ issue, BoF talks to editor-in-chief Amy Astley about the increasingly symbiotic relationship between young actors and fashion brands.

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Inside Diesel’s ‘Reboot’

Diesel Reboot campaign | Source: Diesel

It’s been one year since the once-hot Diesel hit the ‘reboot’ button. BoF spoke exclusively with the company’s new chief executive Alessandro Bogliolo, along with Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, artistic director Nicola Formichetti and creative director of Diesel Black Gold, Andreas Melbostad, for an inside look at how the company is re-energising the brand.

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Market Pulse | All Eyes on America

Savigny Luxury Index August 2014 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index regained some of the ground it had lost over June and July, increasing by 2.2 percent in August on the back of positive results announcements. The MSCI World Index also gained 2.2 percent as the debate over US interest rate rise rumbles on.

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Class Action: The Fashion Brands Training Tomorrow’s Artisans

Brunello Cucinelli cashmere artisans | Source: Studio di Sante Castignani

Struggling to recruit skilled craftsmen, fashion companies have moved to tackle the deficit, launching new schools to train the next generation. BoF brings you a look at how these brands are preserving their craft, courtesy of Wallpaper* magazine.

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Royal College of Art, An Institutional Innovator

Matthew Miller SS 2015 | Source: Matthew Miller

Alumni of the Royal College of Art’s Fashion Menswear MA programme represent some of the most rigorously creative designers working today. BoF investigates how the programme has paved the way for the emergence of menswear as a creative discipline.

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Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air on His Design Vision

The HBA crew in 2013 | Photographer Jamie Morgan, a member of the 1980s creative group Buffalo, was commissioned by Style.com to shoot this image for its Style.com/print publication.

BoF brings you an in-depth conversation with Shayne Oliver, founder and creative director of ascendant luxury streetwear label Hood By Air, courtesy of our friends at 032c.

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Cult Menswear Brand John Elliott + Co Grows on Its Own Terms

Snap Overshirt, Hooded Villain, and Escobar Sweatpants | Source: John Elliott + Co

John Elliot and Aaron Lavee have managed to grow an initial investment of $30,000 into a fledgling business that’s set to generate revenues in the “seven-figure-range,” propelled by its standout basics and healthy online fanbase.

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Market Pulse | A Chilly Summer

Savigny Luxury Index July 2014 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index fell a further 3.8 percent this month.  The outlook for the luxury goods sector darkened as disappointing results from industry leader LVMH showed how the strong euro and political protests in Hong Kong were curbing spending and hitting profits.

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In Paris, The Broken Arm Attracts Insiders

The Broken Arm boutique in Paris | Source: Courtesy

In the year and a half since its opening, The Broken Arm in Paris has become a magnet for the same mix of industry creatives that frequent influential concept stores like Colette thanks to its focused, personal buys, popular in-house café and a local-global outlook that gives the store a “double rhythm.”

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Streetwear’s New Guard

Influenced by the likes of both Raf Simons and Supreme, a new wave of streetwear brands are blending fashion-forward design, the authenticity of street culture and a luxury-like positioning to build emerging businesses.

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