In recent seasons, Moscow-based designer Vika Gazinskaya has attracted attention, and orders, from some of the world’s most influential stores, including Colette, Net-a-Porter and Fivestory. How did she do it?
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 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.
In the latest instalment of Founder Stories, a series highlighting the personal and professional journeys of some of fashion’s most dynamic entrepreneurs, BoF speaks with Jessica Herrin, founder and chief executive of “social selling” jewellery and accessories company Stella & Dot.
After presenting the third season of her prim yet playful womenswear, designer Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen talks to BoF about her burgeoning brand.