Trunks of Treasure: How Vilebrequin and Orlebar Brown Are Tapping the Lucrative Luxury Swimwear Market

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc Pool | Source: Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

As many in Europe take their annual August holiday, heading south for a bit of sun, BoF examines how two luxury swimwear brands, the established Vilebrequin and the upstart Orlebar Brown, are tapping the lucrative luxury swimwear market.

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How the Trampery is Adapting the Tech Sector’s Shared Workspace Formula For Fashion

Inside the Trampery London Fields | Source: The Trampery

As the Trampery, a shared workspace enterprise, opens its third location in the northeast London neighbourhood of London Fields, BoF spoke with founder Charles Armstrong and operations manager Ben Pickering to learn how the new hub aims to galvanise one of Europe’s most fertile fashion frontiers: Hackney.

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Mikael Schiller on Acne’s Unexpected Journey

Mikael Schiller at Acne's new London store | Source: BoF

As Acne opened its third London store, part of a wider global store rollout, BoF sat down with executive chairman Mikael Schiller to discuss the company’s growth, the perils of private equity money and why he sees himself as a Caribbean fisherman.

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Stripped Bare: Brands Move Toward Transparency and Traceability

Honest By Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Honest By

From Bruno Pieters’s Honest By to Nudie Jeans to sportswear giant Nike, certain fashion and apparel brands are going against the grain and starting to embrace greater transparency and traceability across the supply chain. BoF reports.

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How Creatures of the Wind Found Their Ideal Investor

Shane Gabier and Chris Peters | Source: Courtesy photo

Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind told BoF how they managed to do what every emerging fashion label aims for, but very few actually achieve: find an investor with valuable business know-how and a proven track record, without having to compromise their creative freedom.

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