Apple Inc. hired renowned industrial designer Marc Newson to work on future products, adding a close friend and collaborator of the iPhone maker’s head of design, Jony Ive.
It’s been one year since the once-hot Diesel hit the ‘reboot’ button. BoF spoke exclusively with the company’s new chief executive Alessandro Bogliolo, along with Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, artistic director Nicola Formichetti and creative director of Diesel Black Gold, Andreas Melbostad, for an inside look at how the company is re-energising the brand.
From stylists, photographers and editors to casting directors, hair stylists and nail artists, BoF spoke to 10 of New York’s fastest-emerging fashion creatives, many of whom were born outside the city and are poised to continue their rise to the top of the industry with a blend of creativity, commerciality and plain old hard work.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
Asian names are well established on the fashion catwalks in America, and a new wave of Asian designers already accomplished at home hopes to follow suit at New York Fashion Week.
BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Investment AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet AG, the e-commerce accelerator founded by Germany’s Samwer brothers, agreed to combine five online fashion businesses to create a global powerhouse.
From the vast, goat-populated plains of Inner Mongolia, ‘cashmere princess’ Jane Wang is spinning a winning formula of handcrafted luxury knitwear and strategic business savvy.
Jennifer O’Brien, director of strategic planning at branding agency Laird + Partners, says strategists working for luxury and lifestyle brands need to be bilingual in the languages of business and fashion, and that experience gleaned from other sectors can help to evolve the repetitive and formulaic communications strategies of many fashion and beauty brands.
The Savigny Luxury Index regained some of the ground it had lost over June and July, increasing by 2.2 percent in August on the back of positive results announcements. The MSCI World Index also gained 2.2 percent as the debate over US interest rate rise rumbles on.