Uniqlo’s Main Road is Overseas

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign | Source: Uniqlo

Uniqlo has reached saturation in Japan and is now focusing almost all of its investment overseas, where it plans to open more than 400 stores in the next few years, with the aim to drive ¥3 trillion in international sales by the end of 2020. To reach this target it may also need to make a major overseas acquisition. JapanConsuming reports.

 

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Miuccia Prada Relinquishes Prada Chair to Join Husband as co-CEO

Prada Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign | Source: Prada

MILAN, Italy — Prada SpA, an Italian maker of $2,950 leather handbags, said Miuccia Prada Bianchi will step down as the fashion company’s chairman and join her husband Patrizio Bertelli as co-chief executive officer.

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Marc Jacobs’ Palate Cleanser

Source: Nowfashion.com

To the dissonant soundtrack of Jessica Lange reciting the words to the song “Happy Days Are Here Again,” models came out in clothing that clearly referenced the futuristic styles of the 1960s. But as is the case with Jacobs, he took that grain of an idea and made it into something uniquely his own, writes Jessica Michault.

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With Evolutionary Approach, Prism Taps Year-Round Resortwear Opportunity

Anna Laub | Source: Courtesy

As Prism prepares to open its first store in London’s Marylebone, BoF speaks to founder Anna Laub about the company’s expansion from a small range of optical frames to a multi-category resortwear label targeting increasingly mobile luxury consumers who holiday year-round.

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BoF Exclusive | Inside Raf Simons’ Kvadrat Collaboration

L: Fabric swatches from the Kvadrat / Raf Simons collection; R: Raf Simons/Sterling Ruby | Source: Courtesy Raf Simons

Raf Simons talks to BoF about stiff fabric, speed and working with textiles manufacturer Kvadrat, the secret partner behind the Raf Simons Sterling Ruby collection.

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Op-Ed | Are We Producing Too Many Fashion Designers?

A designer sketching | Source: Shutterstock

Though fashion schools produce thousands of design graduates each year, many of whom fail to launch their own labels or find jobs as designers at fashion houses, the fashion business and adjacent industries need graduates with fashion design degrees like never before, argues Professor Frances Corner, head of London College of Fashion.

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