Cult Menswear Brand John Elliott + Co Grows on Its Own Terms

Snap Overshirt, Hooded Villain, and Escobar Sweatpants | Source: John Elliott + Co

John Elliot and Aaron Lavee have managed to grow an initial investment of $30,000 into a fledgling business that’s set to generate revenues in the “seven-figure-range,” propelled by its standout basics and healthy online fanbase.

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Gritty Paris Slows Flow of Chinese Tourists

Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Elysees, Paris | Source: Shutterstock

First-time visitors from China arrive in Paris expecting to see a quaint, affluent and friendly European city with smartly dressed men and women smelling of Chanel No. 5. Instead, they discover the French capital’s grittier side.

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Op-Ed | Alibaba’s Catch-22

A Gucci wallet of unverified origin listed on Taobao | Source: Taobao

Stuck in a ‘catch-22’ in its relationship with luxury brands, Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba should take a page from Google, maximising revenue in the short term, while buying critical time to build enduring relationships with Western brands, argue Brian Buchwald and Joshua Neckes.

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BoF Exclusive | Dover Street Market to Dip Toes in Social Media, Open New Chapter

Dover Street Market in London | Source: Courtesy

BoF can reveal that Dover Street Market is set to launch an account on Instagram, charting a different course to parent company Comme des Garçons and kicking-off a tenth anniversary celebration that will see the store transformed from top to bottom.

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Role Call | Olu Michael Odukoya, Art Director and Publisher

Olu Michael Odukoya, art director and publisher | Photo: Devin Blair

Olu Michael Odukoya — art director, publisher and curator, who worked with Stefano Pilati on Yves Saint Laurent’s advertising campaigns — says that creativity is largely about problem-solving and hard work.

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