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.
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.
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.
BoF examines the genesis, travails and revival of Belgian label A.F. Vandevorst, which this season marks 15 years in business, and distills down the important lessons that designers An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx have learned along the way.
BoF sat down with some of the industry’s top sound designers to discuss the making of the runway soundtracks that help fashion designers communicate their all-important seasonal statements.
The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.