Rupert Sanderson on Launching a Niche Brand in China

Rupert Sanderson store in IFC mall, Shanghai | Source: Courtesy

Divia Harilela speaks to Rupert Sanderson and Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Bertrand Mak, who owns 100 percent of the brand’s China business, about the challenges of launching a niche label in the world’s largest luxury market.

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Full Video: Suzy Menkes on Going Digital and Her Top Fashion Moments

Earlier this week, BoF published the highlights of an exclusive video interview with intrepid fashion critic Suzy Menkes as she begins her new role at Condé Nast International. Today, watch the full video, where Menkes also reveals some of her key observations about the fashion business and recalls some of her favourite fashion moments.

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The Creative Class | Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell, Graphic Designer

Fergus Purcell | Photo: Morgan O'Donovan for BoF

BoF sits down with Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell, the graphics guru who works with Palace Skateboards, created the graphics for the closely watched BMX, motocross and skateboarding-inspired debut collection for the rebooted MBMJ and has just finished working with Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley on Spring/Summer 2015.

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In London, From Emerging Designers to Emerging Businesses?

Christopher Shannon, winner of the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Award | Source: Shaun James Cox for The BFC.

Will new initiatives like the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund succeed in transforming London from a capital of emerging designers to a capital of emerging businesses? BoF reports.

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Mr Ralph Lauren and the Ultimate Changing of the Guard

Port magazine Summer 2014, featuring Ralph Lauren | Source: Port

In our next instalment of Cover Stories, we explore the legacy of Mr Ralph Lauren — head of America’s first fashion family and the cover star of Port magazine’s Summer 2014 issue — and the inevitable question that every founder-led company faces: how to plan for succession, that ultimate changing of the guard?

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