Role Call | Francois Schweitzer, General Manager and Head of Business Development

Francois Schweitzer | Source: Chalhoub Group

Listen to the market, have a flexible approach and share ideas with vendors, colleagues and, even, competitors, advises Francois Schweitzer, general manager and head of business development in the retail division of the Chalhoub Group.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Launches in Beijing in Next Step of Expansion Plan

Nicholas Kirkwood's store at Shin Kong Place | Source: Nicholas Kirkwood

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.

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How Kitsuné Cultivated a Loyal Fashion Fanbase Through Music

Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaëc of Kitsuné | Photo: Sara Nataf

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.

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