Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.
Though tens of millions of dollars of investment has poured into the space, fashion recognition apps have yet to fulfill their original promise.
The Savigny Luxury Index turned around in mid October as confidence in the US economy returned and the US Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing.
Former Daft Punk manager Gildas Loaëc and architect Masaya Kuroki launched the Kitsuné label with a unique blend of music and fashion. Twelve years later, the business is set to generate $15.9 million in annual revenue.
The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
Très Bien’s blend of sneakers, streetwear and high fashion has given rise to a successful men’s e-commerce business and a portfolio of budding fashion brands, with combined revenues set to hit $5.6 million in 2014.
Check out this week’s new partners and job postings on BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Once the domain of rock stars and royals, men’s jewellery has become an increasingly dynamic and valuable market.