Karl Lagerfeld, Mr Multitasker

Karl Lagerfeld | Photo: Karl Lagerfeld

For our second annual #BoF500 ‘Polymaths & Multitaskers’ special print edition, BoF meets fashion’s consummate multitasker, Karl Lagerfeld, who manages to balance his work for Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, as well as a steady stream of photography and illustration commissions, by cultivating a zen-like detachment from his work.

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The Creative Class | Lori Goldstein, Stylist

Lori Goldstein | Photo: Michael Beauplet

The self-taught, sought-after stylist and designer of LOGO by Lori Goldstein, a collection sold via home shopping network QVC, has had, not one, but two fashion careers. Here Goldstein shares how a fine balance of restlessness and hard work led her from the American Midwest to the top of the industry.

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The Creative Class | Kim Hastreiter, Editor and Publisher

Kim Hastreiter | Photo: Kevin Trageser for BoF

Too hip to be called a doyenne, Paper magazine’s iconic, bespectacled co-founder and co-editor-in-chief presides over New York’s art and fashion scene with the friendly, match-making powers of a punk aunt that has seen the future. BoF traces a three-decade career that straddles analog and digital, high and low, style and culture, with unusual ease.

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10 Young New York Creatives Shaping the Future of Fashion

From stylists, photographers and editors to casting directors, hair stylists and nail artists, BoF spoke to 10 of New York’s fastest-emerging fashion creatives, many of whom were born outside the city and are poised to continue their rise to the top of the industry with a blend of creativity, commerciality and plain old hard work.

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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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