With the rise of shopable magazines and a new hybrid business model built around retail, advertising and newsstand sales, Jeremy Langmead, editor-in-chief of Mr Porter, argues that it’s time to dispense with the pretense of ‘church and state’ divisions between the commercial and editorial sides of a fashion media business.
A number of prestigious retailers have been squeezing young London designers on payment terms and, in some cases, failing to pay on time, which can be debilitating for emerging fashion businesses. These practices must be stopped.
The needs, desires and intentions of consumers have become important pieces of legislation in the false democracy of fashion, evolving at dizzying speeds and enlisting an army of fools.
Is idealised imagery a necessary part of communicating the dream of fashion? Or should brands project a more realistic image of women?
BoF laments the loss of Fashionologie, a popular fashion blog started by Tommye Fitzpatrick from her dorm room at North Carolina’s Duke University, that was recently folded into PopSugar.com
This season, no single moment dominated the fashion conversation. But there was still lots to talk about. Today, BoF brings you our bi-annual post-fashion month feature, The Season That Was.