PARIS, France — Today, contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde looks back at Paris Fashion Week with backstage images from the Chloé, Anthony Vaccarello, Lanvin, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Manish Arora, Alexander McQueen, Kenzo and Givenchy shows.
LONDON, United Kingdom — British online fashion retailer boohoo.com will list on London's AIM market next week with a market capitalization of 560 million pounds ($936 million) after tapping into current investor appetite for Internet retail stocks.
BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
As John Varvatos launches a new flagship on New York’s Madison Avenue, part of an ambitious global retail rollout, BoF sits down with the designer to learn how he built his business at the intersection of fashion and rock n’ roll.
NEW YORK, United States — Kate Spade wants to be Ralph Lauren. Looking to quadruple retail sales to $4 billion, the handbag maker is modeling itself on Lauren’s empire: a global lifestyle brand selling everything from apparel to home goods.
With more guts than experience, David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues left London to start a provocative men’s fashion magazine, Hercules. Eight years later, they prepare to launch Vamp, a new, subversive and sexy title for women.
In the iPhone Age, fashion week has become one glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfie, argues Mark C. O’Flaherty.
PARIS, France — While Gucci and Louis Vuitton blame slumping sales on their upmarket drive they argue will help them regain some of their lost glory, there is growing evidence they are losing out to newer, more affordable luxury brands.