Andy Rogers was convinced he was going to become a painter. Instead, a mix of gumption and luck led him to work for a series of luxury and fashion houses, whose identities he helped to define with his unerring creative vision. Here, the branding guru tells BoF how a camp Welsh farmer, Stella McCartney and the rise of the Internet paved the way to his current position as brand director of British sportswear legend Fred Perry.
This month, the BoF Spotlight shines on Sarah Angold, a young London designer whose sculptural statement pieces have a futurist-meets-craftsmanship aesthetic and feature an unusual blend of materials from wood to manmade composites, inspired by science fiction films like Transformers.
As designers turn to petals to convey their seasonal message, florists like Mark Colle, Rambert Rigaud, Raquel Corvino and Thierry Boutemy are becoming an increasingly important element of fashion’s creative ecosystem.