Mikael Schiller on Acne’s Unexpected Journey

Mikael Schiller at Acne's new London store | Source: BoF

As Acne opened its third London store, part of a wider global store rollout, BoF sat down with executive chairman Mikael Schiller to discuss the company’s growth, the perils of private equity money and why he sees himself as a Caribbean fisherman.

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Acne lands in London, Lebanese luxe, High fashion relents to web, Burberry revenues up, Digital Valentino

Acne Autumn/Winter 2010 | Source: Acne

The hot spot for cool customers: Swedish label Acne (Independent) “Swedish denim label Acne – it stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expressions – is the latest coup de foudre of the fashion world… And it’s opening its largest store in London this week.” New Beirut Mall Aims to Be Luxury Oasis (WWD) “Beirut is embarking on a new era in retailing with the renovation and debut of the Souks shopping mall, a

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H&M misses forecasts, Embracing social media, Return of sportswear, Boutiques find hope online, Acne’s fashion cred

Jimmy Choo for H&M Autumn/Winter 09 | Source: H&M

H&M Same-Store Sales Continue Falling In September (Dow Jones) “Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB Thursday missed forecasts by posting a 8% drop in September comparable sales as it continued to suffer from consumers reining in spending during the economic slowdown.” Luxury Fashion Brands Must Embrace Social Media (Forbes) “Image is everything to luxury fashion companies. Preserving prestige is what sets

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