In the Internet Age, fashion consumers increasingly know what they want long before they visit retailers, undermining the traditional role of department stores and boutiques as curators of style, argues Eugene Rabkin.
BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed looks back at the Autumn/Winter 2014 season.
In the iPhone Age, fashion week has become one glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfie, argues Mark C. O’Flaherty.
Despite the rise of e-commerce, offline retail remains a fantastic opportunity for fashion brands, while offering features that digital channels will simply never be able to duplicate, argues Ari Bloom.
The problem with fashion criticism isn’t the lack of honest opinion, but the lack of places to publish it, argues Jason Dike.
In a harsh garment industry, ameliorating the working conditions of women can drive both social impact and greater competitiveness, argues Dr. Maximilian Martin.
Though fashion schools produce thousands of design graduates each year, many of whom fail to launch their own labels or find jobs as designers at fashion houses, the fashion business and adjacent industries need graduates with fashion design degrees like never before, argues Professor Frances Corner, head of London College of Fashion.
In his latest column, Colin McDowell traces the genealogy of Veruschka, often dubbed the world’s first supermodel.
In a photography-saturated age, perhaps it’s time to recapture the power of great fashion illustration, says Colin McDowell.