Sham Kar Wai on China’s Changing Fashion Landscape

Sham Kar Wai | Source: Courtesy

On the occasion of the launch of Galeries Lafayette in Beijing, Divia Harilela sat down with Sham Kar Wai, one of Asia’s most powerful fashion moguls and the founder of Hong Kong-based fashion group I.T Limited, to talk about China’s changing fashion retail landscape.

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Carlos Jereissati, the Man Who Brought Luxury to Brazil

Carlos Jereissati Filho | Photo: Fernando Pinheiro for BoF

According to the International Monetary Fund, Brazil is set to clock in as the world’s sixth largest economy in 2013. BoF meets shopping mall magnate Carlos Jereissati, a member of the recently launched BoF 500, who is helping international luxury brands tap the opportunity.

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Conjuring Couture

Dior Haute Couture A/W 2013 | Source: Courtesy

The vision that drives a fashion house is born from the head and heart of the designer. But behind the scenes, an entire Creative Class — from producers to image-makers to makeup artists — help to conjure up the magic of that vision and communicate it to the world. Explore members of fashion’s Creative Class on the newly launched BoF 500.

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Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood’s Fashionable Sweetheart

Sonam Kapoor styled by Nikhil Mansata | Photo: R Burman for BoF

BoF columnist Bandana Tewari speaks to 28 year-old actor Sonam Kapoor — daughter of legendary Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and a member of the recently launched BoF 500 — about the power of entertainment and Bollywood’s unique ability to move the Indian fashion market.

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Adrian Joffe, Tending the Garden of Comme des Garçons

Adrian Joffe | Photo: Thomas Lohr for BoF

Comme des Garçons has quietly grown a global multi-brand fashion business that now generates $220 million in revenue per year. BoF talks to Adrian Joffe — president of Comme des Garçons International, retail guru behind Dover Street Market and a member of the recently launched BoF 500 — about tending the precious root of creativity from which the company’s unconventional collections and business strategies both derive.

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The Creative Class | George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, Interior Designers

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg | Photo: Nick Garcia

BoF sits down with interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg — creators of store environments for Lane Crawford, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and others — to discuss their personal and professional journey.

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The Creative Class | Linda Wells, Editor

Linda Wells | Source: Allure

To coincide with Allure’s annual “Best of Beauty” awards, BoF spoke with founding editor-in-chief Linda Wells about the magazine’s robust growth, adapting to the digital age, editorial integrity and the publication’s influential “Best of Beauty” seal, created along with the awards in 1996 and now licensed to brands and retailers.

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