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.
In his latest column, Colin McDowell reviews Paris Haute Couture, Paris In The 1920s with Kiki de Montparnasse and The Big Book of Chic.
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.
BoF columnist Susanna Lau, aka Susie Bubble, says the London College of Fashion’s MA program, with it’s focus on wearability, deserves attention alongside the creative powerhouses of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art.