BoF spoke to Ben Gorham of Byredo to understand how a former basketball player and art school graduate with no training as a perfumer founded a fashionable, cult fragrance house in which he sold a majority share to Manzanita Capital, owner of Diptyque and SpaceNK, earlier this year.
Until not too long ago, Bouchra Jarrar’s razor-sharp tailoring was considered one of the best-kept secrets of French fashion. Now her business is gathering steam.
BoF sat down with Ariel Foxman, editor of InStyle, the world’s top selling fashion magazine, to learn about his professional journey and the secrets to his success.
BoF sat down with Pamela Golbin, chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris, and learnt about her puzzling love of planes, nerdy obsession with problem-solving and how serendipity, vision and a MacGyver-like gift for improvising are essential to working under the same roof as the Mona Lisa.