After months of silence, Nicolas Ghesquiere has finally spoken out. Today, BoF brings you the global exclusive excerpt of his interview with System magazine where he reveals the circumstances surrounding his abrupt departure from Balenciaga.
NEW YORK, United States — Today, curated online marketplace Byronesque is set to launch with the aim of connecting consumers across the world with a carefully edited selection of designer vintage from a growing network of specialised boutiques, beginning with One of a Kind in London, Quidam de Revel in Paris and The New World Order in New York. Seed investors include Andrew Rosen, the late Marvin Traub and Morty Singer from Marvin
LONDON, United Kingdom – The Business of Fashion has learned that Natalie Massenet, founder of pioneering fashion e-commerce website Net-a-Porter, is soon to be named the new chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), replacing Harold Tillman, who has been chairman of the organisation since 2008. It is understood that Massenet will not assume the role of Chairman until sometime next year. When asked for comment, the BFC made
NEW YORK, United States — Today, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Manhattan-based concept store STORY, founded by Rachel Shechtman, is set to launch Project PopUp NYC, a competition that offers the city’s most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring
LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that concept store LN-CC, which operates a 5,000 square foot, Gary Card-designed retail and events space in East London alongside a highly curated e-commerce store that ships to over 70 countries, is set to announce a new £2 million round of funding from an undisclosed private investor, at a pre-money valuation of £20 million. While these numbers are small relative to the
LONDON, United Kingdom — As guests arrived at BoF’s 5th birthday party in New York earlier this month, many of them came in with breathless reports of a massive video installation happening uptown called “The Ever Changing Face of Beauty,” conceived by fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø, and styled by Marie Chaix, for W magazine in partnership with P&G Prestige and created at Spring Studios. Inspired by the
LONDON, United Kingdom — Central Saint Martins’ MA fashion course is praised the world over for consistently producing the industry’s most exciting new designers. From the late great Alexander McQueen to industry darling Phoebe Philo to wunderkind Christopher Kane, the school has produced many of fashion’s most influential creative forces. Headed by Professor Louise Wilson OBE, whose tough love approach to teaching is almost as