Global Gatekeepers

Top L-R: Monica Mendes, Miroslava Duma, Omoyemi Akerele, Melvin Chua, Susan Sabet, Bandana Tewari | Illustrations by Clym Evernden

The gilded key to the world’s most dynamic emerging economies is a combination of on-the-ground intelligence and loyal contacts. Six in-demand emissaries in global fashion sat down with BoF to share a few home truths about the markets on their doorstep.

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BoF Exclusive | Apple Watch To Make Editorial Debut in Vogue China

The cover of Vogue China’s November issue, featuring the Apple Watch | Source: Vogue China

Today, BoF can reveal that the Apple Watch will make its fashion editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China’s November issue, featuring supermodel Liu Wen. We spoke to Angelica Cheung, editor-in-chief of Vogue China, to get the story behind the story.

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Behind Comme des Garçons is Zen-Loving Contrarian

Adrian Joffe | Photo: Thomas Lohr for BoF

At a time when the art-commerce balancing act is a daunting challenge for many creative companies, Comme des Garçons chief executive Adrian Joffe, who has no formal training in either art or commerce, has become an unlikely master of juggling both.

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Russia’s VTB Capital Closes in on Roberto Cavalli

Italian designers Roberto and Eva Cavalli | Source: Reuters

VTB Capital, the investment arm of sanctioned Russian lender VTB Bank, has made a cash payment to secure a deal to buy most of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli before the end of November, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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