Having made his name designing gem-like bars, cafes and apartments, David Collins is increasingly sought-after by some of the leading names in fashion. On the occasion of his just-announced partnership with Jimmy Choo, BoF spoke to David Collins about his journey from Dublin to the top of his profession.
This month’s BoF Spotlight shines on Central Saint Martins graduates Kim Trager and Lowell Delaney, whose womenswear label Trager Delaney features sophisticated silhouettes, accented with playful details and sportswear influences.
Faye Toogood has created runway sets, installations and retail environments for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Kenzo and Opening Ceremony, in addition to designing a signature line of furniture and objets d’art. BoF met Toogood to find out how studying fine art and working for Condé Nast led her to build her own thriving multi-disciplinary design business.
Today, BoF highlights five of the world’s top talent spotters and matchmakers, behind-the-scenes influencers who are each experts in identifying and developing the best design and business talent in the global fashion industry.
BoF speaks to 10 of London’s fastest-rising fashion creatives, poised to assume their rightful position amongst the industry’s top talents of tomorrow.
Today, accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie is stocked at some of the world’s best stores. But a few years back, the business was on the verge of collapse. Co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart tell BoF how J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler helped them regain faith in their brand — and take it to the next level.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Before she became Brazil's bikini queen, with an empire of chic boutiques and legions of VIP fans, Lenny Niemeyer was locked away in her garage, making swimwear from scraps of used cloth and sliced cow bones.