As much as brands talk about compliance and concern for workers’ rights and safety, the unfortunate reality is that price is still king, says Edward Hertzman.
David and Alan Tisch’s “shopping mall on your phone” has done a remarkable job of building a clean and sophisticated app that is made for shopping. But Spring has several issues to overcome, argues Richie Siegel.
The dichotomy between surprising shows and boring clothes explains the conundrum of contemporary fashion in New York and elsewhere, says BoF columnist Angelo Flaccavento.
The worlds of music and fashion have long embraced each other to mutual benefit. But emerging musicians should tread carefully when courted by the fashion industry, lest they dilute their authenticity and alienate fans, argues Delphine Roche.
While leveraging Key Opinion Leaders (‘KOLs’) in China can be a useful marketing tool, luxury brands must do their homework if they expect to see real results, argues Avery Booker.
Debra Scherer speaks to Jonathan Van Meter, a contributing editor at American Vogue, about his professional trajectory and fashion magazines in the age of celebrity.
Acknowledging the limits of its ‘one-for-one’ model, Toms has evolved from a strictly aid-based approach to one that supports wider economic development through job creation and local trade, argues Derek Ruediger.
The unfilled Rana Plaza compensation fund exposes the fashion industry’s inability to hold brands accountable for their actions, even when those actions have disastrous consequences.
Stuck in a ‘catch-22’ in its relationship with luxury brands, Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba should take a page from Google, maximising revenue in the short term, while buying critical time to build enduring relationships with Western brands, argue Brian Buchwald and Joshua Neckes.