Cie. Financiere Richemont SA is considering an initial public offering of online retailer Net-a-Porter as soon as next year, people with knowledge of the situation said.
For fashion brands, watches have emerged as a key vector of growth, often powered by licensing deals with Fossil Group, a watchmaking behemoth that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets million of watches per year.
At the beginning of the year, Russia was one of the world’s most promising fashion markets. But in the last ten months, isolationist policies combined with a fragile financial climate have seen the country’s economy plummet. In the second instalment of a two-part series, BoF explores the consequences for fashion retail in Russia.
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As Another Man celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new book, the magazine’s creative director Alister Mackie sits down with BoF to discuss his analogue working methods, the 1990s Britpop scene that shaped his distinctive indie styling and his relationship with Katy England. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
As Vladimir Putin’s policies push Russia further away from the global community, new laws limiting foreign ownership of Russian media will force publications in the country to restructure. Should the fashion press be worried? In the first of a two-part series, BoF examines the country’s changing fashion media landscape.
Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that new British womenswear brand Finery London is set to launch in 2015 with critical global distribution deals and financing from Rocket Internet-backed Global Fashion Group.
In recent years, the stream of social events staged by fashion brands has spilled well beyond fashion weeks, primarily to keep pace with online fans who expect new content each time they refresh their feeds.
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.
Gucci holds the luxury spending downturn mainly responsible for its poor performance but the Italian fashion brand may also have itself to blame, suggesting it could be time to change strategy and hire fresh talent.
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Farfetch.com is introducing a service that allows shoppers to place an order for apparel and accessories with one of its retailers and collect it from another potentially thousands of miles away.