On the occasion of the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, Colin McDowell says it’s time to evolve international talent searches to eliminate disadvantages for non-English speakers.
Susie Bubble and The Man Repeller join the debate sparked by Suzy Menkes on the circus outside the shows, personal branding and the politics of preening for the cameras.
Today, BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed kicks off Right Brain, Left Brain, a new column on his observations at the intersection of business, creativity, and the global fashion industry. LONDON, United Kingdom — In 2006, when I first started exploring the fashion industry, there was one book that became my bible. It wasn’t a book about the fashion business. It was a book called Sample, published by Phaidon, which showcased
Today, in the second instalment of Bubble and Speak, columnist Susanna Lau, a.k.a. Susie Bubble, examines the work of Steven Tai. LONDON, United Kingdom — For the last 27 years, the Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography has been a hotbed of design talent, producing grand prize winners like Viktor & Rolf, Felipe Oliveira Baptista and, more recently, Anthony Vaccarello. I attended Hyères in 2007 and 2008 and was impressed by
PARIS, France — The weather was vile, the taxi shortage extreme. The gutters ran with filthy water from melting snow. We slid and slithered in ankle deep slush. In short, Paris was not at its best. But this was Couture Week (well, three days, which is symptomatic of how fashion ‘weeks’ have shrunk, but old habits — and titles — die hard in fashion circles) and we felt privileged to be there. But is everything shown in Paris during