The once sleepy handbag brand Kate Spade New York has grown from $126 million to $750 million in net sales in just five years. Now, the company has set the ambitious long-term goal of becoming a $4 billion brand.
Courtesy of our friends at 032c, BoF brings you an exclusive excerpt from Jonathan Olivares’ piece on HTM, a three-person design collaboration between Nike chief executive Mark Parker, designer Tinker Hatfield and cultural consultant Hiroshi Fujiwara, conceived “to amplify new innovations, reinterpret existing designs, and explore concepts that take the brand to new places.”
Fashion brands, both emerging and established, have been investing significant resources in building and maintaining their archives. BoF investigates.
Louis Vuitton’s new multi-storey “Townhouse” at London’s Selfridges offers an elevated, flagship-like brand experience inside one of the world’s most democratic and high-traffic luxury department stores.
Finnish upstart The Left Shoe Company is bringing new 3D scanning technology to the old school business of made-to-measure shoes. BoF investigates.
The Savigny Luxury Index lost ground in October, as consumer appetite for mega-brands continues to cool and management changes shake up the industry.
Youngwoo & Associates have teamed with anchor tenants including Opening Ceremony and hotelier André Balazs to build a radically new kind of retail destination on New York’s Westside. BoF investigates.
Over the last decade, the once humble fashion book has been sexed up, styled and placed front and centre on shop floors from to Boston to Beijing. To what end? BoF investigates.