Brother Vellies Makes Shoes With a Conscience

On location in Namibia in springbok vellies | Photo: Jason Eric Hardwick for Brother Vellies

The August spotlight shines on Aurora James of Brother Vellies, who’s preserving the traditional shoemaking craft of South Africa through vibrant footwear with a rustic edge – and providing sustainable artisan jobs to boot.

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For Chris Gelinas, Going Slow Keeps Him Steady

Fashion designer Chris Gelinas, an LVMH Prize semi-finalist | Source: LVMH

Set to present his third CG by Chris Gelinas collection at New York Fashion Week, the Canadian-born, New York-based designer speaks to BoF on how he’s balancing early critical success with the challenges of running a fashion start-up.

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The Three P’s of Lucas Hugh: Product, Positioning, Persistence

Lucas Hugh A/W 2014 | Source: Lucas Hugh

With an appearance in blockbuster film The Hunger Games and stockists like Net-a-Sporter, high-end activewear brand Lucas Hugh is poised for growth. BoF speaks to founder Anjhe Mules about how years of product development and premium positioning in an ascendant category have paid off.

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Kris Van Assche Says Do What You Are Good At

Kris Van Assche | Photo: Bruno Staub

A decade ago, Kris Van Assche wanted nothing more than to have his own fax number. Today, the Belgian-born designer is a fixture of the Paris menswear establishment at the creative helm of both Dior Homme and his own brand, which, this season, celebrates 10 years in business.

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The Creative Class | Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell, Graphic Designer

Fergus Purcell | Photo: Morgan O'Donovan for BoF

BoF sits down with Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell, the graphics guru who works with Palace Skateboards, created the graphics for the closely watched BMX, motocross and skateboarding-inspired debut collection for the rebooted MBMJ and has just finished working with Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley on Spring/Summer 2015.

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Top 6 CSM BA Graduates of 2014

From top, left to right: Ayaka Sakurai, Kiko Kostadinov, Grace Wales Bonner, Daniele Toneatti, Mascha Rotermund, Sang Yoon | Photos: Shahriyar Ahmed for BoF

A week ago, they presented their graduate collections at the Central Saint Martins BA runway show. Today, BoF spotlights the famed school’s most promising graduate designers of the year.

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