Femina Group, Defending Turf

Svida Alisjahbana, chief executive of Femina Group, with senior members of her editorial team | Source: Courtesy

In the world’s fourth-largest country, a pioneering 40-year-old publishing dynasty continues to keep the foreign media giants at bay with an integrated multi-platform strategy. In the third part of a Special Briefing on Fashion Media Game Changers, BoF speaks to Svida Alisjahbana, chief executive of Indonesia’s Femina Group.

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Rebooting Elle

Inside Elle (UK) offices in London | Photo: Morgan O'Donovan for BoF

Before “Elle 360,” the British edition of the popular women’s style bible was digitally deficient. Now, Elle resembles a tech start-up more than a traditional fashion magazine. In the second part of a Special Briefing on Fashion Media Game Changers, BoF speaks to the team that rebooted Elle.

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Colin’s Column | The Fabled Charles James

Ball gowns by Charles James | Source: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Copyright (c) Condé Nast

On the eve of the gala to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and celebrate the launch of this year’s fashion exhibit, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” Colin McDowell looks back at the life and work of the designer who Christian Dior called “the greatest talent of my generation.”

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