Reinventing the Scottish Knitwear Industry

A loom with a pattern and wool yarn | Source: Shutterstock

Decades of poor management and cheap overseas competition brought the once booming Scottish knitwear industry to its knees. Today, with a new end-consumer focus and artisanal manufacturing, there is also newfound confidence in Hawick and the border mill towns of Scotland. BoF reports on a heritage industry reinventing itself for the future.

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Run-D.M.C.’s ‘My Adidas’ and the Birth of Hip Hop Sneaker Culture

In the first of a new series charting the influence of iconic music videos on the fashion industry, BoF investigates the impact of Run-D.M.C.’s 1986 track “My Adidas and the beginning of modern hip hop style sensibility, sneaker culture and product endorsements.

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Op-Ed | Unmasking Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela couture A/W 2015 | Source: Nowfashion.com

Last week’s unveiling of Matthieu Blazy as Maison Martin Margiela’s head designer may have seemed like another casualty of the age of Instagram. But our modern over-exposed world is actually not a threat but an opportunity — if luxury brands can manage anonymity the right way, argue Joe McShea and Lucian James.

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Primark Plans US Expansion, But Will They Succeed?

Shoppers in a Primark store | Source: Reuters

MADRID, Spain — Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices. The secret of its success: placing huge orders for top-selling items like socks, tops and jeans and passing on the savings to shoppers.

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Analysts Downgrade Michael Kors Due to Slowing Sales Growth

Michael Kors S/S 2014 campaign | Source: Michael Kors

NEW YORK, United States — Michael Kors has been riding high with investors, but the retailer's stock is falling this week as some analysts take a look at slowing sales growth and deeper discounts. Two analysts cut their price targets on the stock.

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