In a three-part report, BoF examines New York City’s ever-shifting retail landscape. Today, we consider the rise and recasting of the Meatpacking District.
Big data is set to fundamentally change the way we understand the world and make decisions. BoF speaks with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think to understand the forces at play and the implications for fashion.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) lost 1.5 percent in April, underperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost two percentage points. Luxury spending in Europe has been hit by a drop in tourist demand, as well as price increases by brands seeking wider margins. The unusually cold weather, particularly in March, also contributed to weak demand for Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections.
While many other luxury brands reported slowing growth, Prada posted a remarkable net profit increase of 46 percent in the 2012 financial year. BoF examines the secret to the company’s success.
Last month, Harrods and Dior celebrated sixty years of joint history with a mega-sized promotion of unprecedented scale. Now that the dust has settled, BoF takes a closer look at the results of the retail extravaganza.
Earlier this week, BoF spoke to senior executives at the launch of Uniqlo’s new Lifewear concept to understand the guiding principles and goals of an apparel company more rooted in technology than fashion.
After experimenting with a series of offline “showrooms,” trendy online eyewear company Warby Parker has launched it’s first physical flagship, complete with sensors that replicate online analytics, in New York’s Soho. BoF investigates.