The fashion industry is still plagued by a troubling lack of diversity and racial sensitivity and too little is being done about it, says Jason Campbell.
As a new university term begins, BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed outlines 6 important pieces of advice for MBAs trying to break into the fashion industry.
Garment manufacturing is global. But the rules that protect workers are not, creating a race to the bottom amongst poor countries aiming to attract foreign investment with the lowest wages and flimsiest safety standards. In the wake of recent tragedies and protests in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Haiti, it’s time for a global minimum wage, argues Tansy E. Hoskins.
The organisers of New York Fashion Week aim to clean up an event that “has been swarmed with fashion bloggers, street-style photographers and fashion fans.” But bloggers — fashion’s resident outsiders — have a lot to bring to the table, argues Renata Certo-Ware.
Eugene Rabkin sits down with Karlo Steel, founder of New York boutique Atelier, for over a decade a beacon of avant-garde, largely European fashion, which is set to close at the end of the year due to mounting financial pressures.
Imran Amed remembers Peter Kaplan, editorial director of Fairchild Fashion Media and former editor of The New York Observer, who died of cancer last Friday.
Ignoring the plus-size fashion market is not only socially backward, it’s a missed business opportunity, argues Michael Kaplan.
Some fashion PRs are trying to control media coverage more bluntly than ever, says BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed.
Fresh from a circuit of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Imran Amed shares his first-hand observations on China’s fast-changing fashion market.
With China set to overtake the US as the world’s largest apparel market by 2017, the Asia-Pacific region is producing more and more high-calibre design talents producing highly creative collections at commercially savvy price points, observes Joseph Quartana, former buyer at Seven New York and the creative director of contemporary e-tailer Inverted Edge.
As the Christmas season approaches, millions of Westerners will flock to charity shops to donate their second-hand clothes. But the multi-billion dollar global market for used clothing is not what it seems, posing difficult questions for those hoping to do good by donating, argues Tansy Hoskins.