The Creative Class | David Collins, Interior Architect

David Collins | Source: Courtesy photo

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.

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Refinery29′s Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano on Refining their Model

Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano | Source: Courtesy photo

In a new series, Founder Stories, BoF highlights the personal and professional journeys of the entrepreneurs behind some of the most successful start-ups in fashion. First up, we talk to Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano of Refinery29.

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The Creative Class | Faye Toogood, Set and Interiors Designer

Faye Toogood | Photo: Morgan O'Donovan

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.

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5 of Fashion’s Top Global Talent Spotters and Matchmakers

Floriane de Saint Pierre, Christopher Kane, Carla Sozzani at Hyères 2011 | Photo: Saskia Lawaks

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.

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10 Young London Creatives Shaping the Future of Fashion

Anna Trevelyan, Thomas Lohr, Rhea Thierstein, Matthew Holroyd, Simon Cook, Billal Taright, Matthew Josephs, Alex Turvey, Ellie Grace Cumming and Declan Sheils | Photo: Shahriyar Ahmed

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.

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Turning Point | How Want Les Essentiels de la Vie Found Its Footing

Dexter and Byron Peart | Source: Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

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.

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