Gwenaël Nicolas has a problem with gravity, likes to present industry leaders with mysterious boxes and is on a mission to make people curious. He is also increasingly sought-after by luxury brands to design retail spaces that shine with intelligence. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
BoF sits down with Justin O’Shea, buying director of MyTheresa.com, to understand how his hands-on attitude helped to turn a Munich-based store into a successful global luxury retailer that generates $130 million in annual revenue. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
To quote the man himself, it has been “a real flash life” for Swiss fashion photographer Hans Feurer. BoF speaks to the professed Nietzsche devotee, born adventurer and legendary master of light. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
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.