The Creative Class | Gwenaël Nicolas, Interior and Product Designer

Gwenaël Nicolas | Source: Courtesy

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.

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The Creative Class | Justin O’Shea, Buying Director

Justin O'Shea | Photo: Mario Villanueva

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. 

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The Creative Class | Loïc Prigent, Documentarian

Loïc Prigent | Source: CanalPlus

BoF sits down with Loïc Prigent, fashion’s preeminent documentarian, to talk about his professional trajectory and how he approaches his métier. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.

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The Creative Class | Hans Feurer, Photographer

Hans Feurer | Photo: Max Vadukul

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.

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Julie Wainwright of The RealReal on Why Experience Matters

Julie Wainwright | Source: Courtesy

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.

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Global Gatekeepers

Top L-R: Monica Mendes, Miroslava Duma, Omoyemi Akerele, Melvin Chua, Susan Sabet, Bandana Tewari | Illustrations by Clym Evernden

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.

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Mukesh Bansal, Online Fashion Guru to India’s Masses

Mukesh Bansal | Photo: Mahesh Shantaram for BoF

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.

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