In the latest instalment of Founder Stories, BoF talks to Internet veteran Julie Wainwright about what she learned from the ‘dotcom’ crash, launching a digital business in a tech culture that is ageist and sexist, and how she took luxury resale site The RealReal from zero to $100 million in revenue in just three years.
With Stuart Weitzman on the auction block, the designer reveals how he built a footwear brand that generates $300 million in annual revenue with a blend of refined aesthetics, wearability, affordable pricing and vertically integrated manufacturing.
The gilded key to the world’s most dynamic emerging economies is a combination of on-the-ground intelligence and loyal contacts. Six in-demand emissaries in global fashion sat down with BoF to share a few home truths about the markets on their doorstep.
Start-up founders are natural multitaskers. But for Mukesh Bansal — founder and chief executive of Myntra, India’s leading fashion e-commerce player — building a winning business required the focus to resist doing too many things at once, while finding the right blend of fashion and technology.
In less than four years, French luxury brand Chloé has quietly relaunched its second line and transformed its aesthetic, thanks to the company’s energetic new creative director and CEO. On the eve of the brand’s Paris runway show, BoF talks to Clare Waight-Keller and Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye about their partnership and joint aim to turn Chloé into a globally recognised powerhouse.
This month, our Spotlight shines on Isaac Reina, who brings a compelling blend of spare utilitarianism and human warmth to his collection of bags and small leather goods.
At Toiletpaper, artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari are creating provocative, hyperreal imagery that has ‘infected’ fashion with its naughtiness, irony, humour and shock value.