The FashionStake Diaries | Part IV: Lessons from the First Month

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The FashionStake Diaries is a four-part series that gives BoF readers a behind the scenes look at the crucial first months of a crowdfunding fashion startup, seen through the eyes of its founders. Today, in the final diary entry, they reflect on the crucial first weeks following launch: what worked, what did not, lessons learned and plans for the future. NEW YORK, United States —On the day of “go live” for any startup, planning is

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BoF Exclusive | From Where I Stand by Mary McCartney

LONDON, United Kingdom — This evening at the Michael Hoppen Gallery is the private view of images from Mary McCartney’s first book, From Where I Stand, documenting her more than fifteen years of work as a photographer. Mary seems to have always had the natural instinct to observe and document the people around her, shying away from the spotlight that has shone on her family ever since her father, Sir Paul McCartney, became

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BoF Exclusive | Olivier Theyskens speaks out about his Love of Cats, the Creative Process, and the Role of Drama in his Life

Oliver Theyskens | Photo: Monika Bielskyte for SOME/THINGS

PARIS, FRANCE — Olivier Theyskens caused a veritable fashionista frenzy in New York earlier this month when he launched a capsule collection for American contemporary brand Theory, which is known for its accessible prices and well-fitting trousers, but not necessarily for its fashion aesthetic or production quality. It was a surprise move for Mr. Theyskens, a designer who has been criticised in the past as being out of touch with

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BoF Exclusive | Thomas Tait’s Hush Hush London Fashion Week Debut

Thomas Tait Debut Collection | Photo: Sara Lai

LONDON, United Kingdom — Earlier this year, we introduced the BoF community to Thomas Tait. A fresh graduate of the Central Saint Martins MA programme, Tait has had a busy few months. Since we first met him in May, he has been named a finalist for the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, created an accessories collaboration with mega online fashion retailer ASOS, and on Saturday, showed for the first time at London Fashion Week in

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BoF Exclusive | Film Premiere: Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg in Being There, by The Little Squares

Vogue's Focus | Source: Vogue Italia

Following our First Person chat with Scott Sternberg earlier this week, BoF is pleased to bring you the exclusive world premiere of Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg in Being There, directed by Debra Scherer for The Little Squares NEW YORK, United States — Back in 1991, when Debra Scherer and Luca Stoppini first collaborated on an editorial about theoretical architecture for Vogue Italia, neither of them could have predicted

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BoF Exclusive | Jonathan Newhouse on the Future of Fashion Media

Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman of Condé Nast International | Source: Condé Nast

LONDON, United Kingdom — At the recent FT Business of Luxury Summit in Los Angeles, business leaders from the luxury sector and beyond gathered to discuss the official theme ‘The Medium and the Message.” But in truth, the official content is inevitably a mixed bag, even if there are always some great nuggets to take away as well. Some of the best exchanges and learnings happen off-piste. This year I was fortunate to

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