Well-dressed men have long built their wardrobes around a set of traditional menswear staples ranging from suits to brogues. Now, driven by cultural shifts and a booming menswear market, a new set of essential products has emerged.
For over five years now, the growth of the men’s fashion market has outpaced that of womenswear. What are the key factors driving this growth and how are brands tapping the opportunity? BoF reports.
Will new initiatives like the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund succeed in transforming London from a capital of emerging designers to a capital of emerging businesses? BoF reports.
The Savigny Luxury Index continued its upward ascent gaining over two percent this month, driven by positive newsflow and reassured prospects for the Chinese economy.
Much like denim before it, activewear is increasingly being integrated into daily attire. Meanwhile, the kind of premiumisation trend that gave rise to the highly successful designer jeans category is also picking up in activewear. So does activewear offer fashion brands the same kind of growth potential that designer denim did a decade ago? BoF reports.
On the eve of London’s first art book fair, BoF talks to specialist book dealers and their fashion-world clientele about the special role that physical books still play in the creative process.
For more than half a century, diamonds have dominated the market for fine jewellery. Now, the sea of sparkling white is being broken up by splashes of colour once again.
Under Matteo Marzotto, Italy’s leading jewellery fair has teamed up with Not Just a Label, a global sales platform and community for emerging designers, to cross-pollinate young fashion companies and Italian artisans.
A flurry of activity around France’s leading fashion prizes has resulted in a more complete ecosystem of support for young designers. BoF reports.