Behind the Vans Boom

A scene from "Vans 'Off the Wall' 1966" movie | Source: Vans

More than a fashion trend, Vans has maintained double-digit growth for 19 consecutive quarters. BoF speaks to Kevin Bailey, president of the action sports division of VF Corporation, which owns Vans, to understand the key components of the company’s strategy.

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Op-Ed | For Musicians, Fashion’s Double-Edged Sword

(L) Azealia Banks in '212' music video; (R) An outtake from '1991' album cover | Source: Azealia Banks

The worlds of music and fashion have long embraced each other to mutual benefit. But emerging musicians should tread carefully when courted by the fashion industry, lest they dilute their authenticity and alienate fans, argues Delphine Roche.

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The Creative Class | Kim Hastreiter, Editor and Publisher

Kim Hastreiter | Photo: Kevin Trageser for BoF

Too hip to be called a doyenne, Paper magazine’s iconic, bespectacled co-founder and co-editor-in-chief presides over New York’s art and fashion scene with the friendly, match-making powers of a punk aunt that has seen the future. BoF traces a three-decade career that straddles analog and digital, high and low, style and culture, with unusual ease.

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Exclusive First Look: Six Design ‘Iconoclasts’ Interpret Louis Vuitton’s Monogram

Karl Lagerfeld and Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton | Photo: Karl Lagerfeld for Harper's Bazaar

Today, BoF brings you an exclusive first look at Louis Vuitton’s ‘Celebrating Monogram’ collaboration with six art and design legends: Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo, each of whom have re-imagined the fashion powerhouse’s iconic monogram.

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Role Call | Miyon Im, Head of Product

Miyon Im, head of product at Lyst | Source: Courtesy

As head of product for Lyst, a personalised shopping site, Miyon Im says that a successful product manager should have a really broad skill set and absorb as much information about the different functions of the business they are working in as possible.

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6 Core Beliefs Behind the New ‘Apple Watch’

Variations of the new Apple Watch | Source: Apple

Today, as Apple unveils its much-awaited Watch, BoF has the early scoop. Here, we explain the new wearable device, Apple’s strategy for turning the product into another blockbuster and its potential impact on the fashion and luxury industry.

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