With growth slowing in key markets like China, luxury brands should examine the numbers, overcome their fears about image and turn their attention to Africa, argues Johanna Collins-Wood.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
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The Savigny Luxury Index continued its upward ascent gaining over two percent this month, driven by positive newsflow and reassured prospects for the Chinese economy.
Earlier this week, BoF’s Imran Amed went inside JW Anderson’s burgeoning fashion brand just after the designer had unveiled a new head office and studio, hired his first CEO and announced the launch of his first retail channel. Now, the full video of the exclusive interview is online.
Much like denim before it, activewear is increasingly being integrated into daily attire. Meanwhile, the kind of premiumisation trend that gave rise to the highly successful designer jeans category is also picking up in activewear. So does activewear offer fashion brands the same kind of growth potential that designer denim did a decade ago? BoF reports.
MILAN, Italy — Prada SpA, the Italian maker of $2,950 leather handbags, reported first-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates, weighed down by the strength of the euro and falling sales in Europe and Asia.
A week ago, they presented their graduate collections at the Central Saint Martins BA runway show. Today, BoF spotlights the famed school’s most promising graduate designers of the year.