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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The Secret Journey of a Fashion Piece — Part 2: Manufacturing and Production

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Designs are only designs if they can be produced. In the second instalment of a three-part series supported by Lectra — a product design, development and manufacturing solutions company — BoF examines the manufacturing and production process.

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