Last week’s unveiling of Matthieu Blazy as Maison Martin Margiela’s head designer may have seemed like another casualty of the age of Instagram. But our modern over-exposed world is actually not a threat but an opportunity — if luxury brands can manage anonymity the right way, argue Joe McShea and Lucian James.
Fashion magazines need to upgrade their e-commerce experiences and make shopping their content more user-friendly, argues Renata Certo-Ware.
To maintain incentives for the kind of innovation that keeps Europe at the heart of the global fragrance industry, scents should be protected by intellectual property law, argues Kimiya Shams.
Today, as Warby Parker announces a new milestone — distributing one million pairs of glasses to people in need — co-founder Neil Blumenthal argues that having a social mission is not only good for the world, but critical to attracting the top talent required to build a successful business.
The Photoshopped images that appear in fashion and beauty advertising cause emotional and physical health issues in young women. It’s time these images are accompanied by clear disclosures, argue Camilla Olson and Samantha Jensen.
A resurgence of apparel manufacturing in the United States is highly unlikely due to simple economic realities, argues Edward Hertzman.
With growth slowing in key markets like China, luxury brands should examine the numbers, overcome their fears about image and turn their attention to Africa, argues Johanna Collins-Wood.
In a landscape where many online stores offer the same product at the same price, quality service is the key differentiator for fashion e-tailers, argues Jordy Leiser.
While losing ground to competitors, Abercrombie & Fitch still has tremendous brand potential. But to get things back on track, the company must adjust its approach to product, merchandising, marketing and retail, argues Marcellus Neel.
The multi-trillion dollar fashion business is ripe for disruption and venture capitalists who seize the opportunity will see huge returns, argues Jay Deng.
Fashion publications are primarily in the business of seducing the consumer at the behest of big brands. But editors can reclaim the meaning of their work by looking for cracks in the system, argues Anja Aronowsky Cronberg.
For the benefit of the world, buy carefully and get more “fashion mileage” out of each piece, argues Livia Firth.