6 Core Beliefs Behind the New ‘Apple Watch’

Variations of the new Apple Watch | Source: Apple

Today, as Apple unveils its much-awaited Watch, BoF has the early scoop. Here, we explain the new wearable device, Apple’s strategy for turning the product into another blockbuster and its potential impact on the fashion and luxury industry.

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Burberry Says Second-Half Sales Rise 13 Percent on Online Growth

Burberry Americas Headquarters | Source: Burberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported second-half revenue in line with estimates as digital investments boosted growth, and warned currency moves may hurt profit in the current fiscal year.

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Making Sense of Burberry’s Big News

Imran Amed reflects on the surprise news that Angela Ahrendts is leaving her role as Burberry’s chief executive to take up the position of senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple and will be replaced by Christopher Bailey, who is set to take on the dual title of chief creative and chief executive officer.

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Angela Ahrendts to Leave Burberry for Apple, Christopher Bailey to Be CEO

Angela Ahrendts | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

Angela Ahrendts is set to exit her role as the company’s chief executive in mid-2014 to join Apple. In an unusual move, Christopher Bailey will replace Ahrendts, taking on the dual title of chief creative and chief executive officer.

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Burberry CEO: China’s 2012 Luxury Slowdown May Not Be Temporary

Burberry Advertising Campaign | Source: Burberry

PARIS, France — China's slowdown last year was perhaps more than just a passing phase for the luxury goods sector, the head of British fashion house Burberry told French newspaper Les Echos in an interview published on Monday.

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CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry’s Connected Culture

Angela Ahrendts | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company’s connected culture as the company launches its first fragrance since taking its beauty business in house earlier this year.

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Chait’s magic touch, Burberry transformation, Fashion flu, Acquisition impact, Louise Wilson

Greg Chait by Stephanie Diani | Source: NY Times

All He Touches Turns to Cashmere (NY Times) “Greg Chait, the designer of the Elder Statesman, is not someone you would expect to be named the class of 2012’s most likely to succeed. He is laid back in the way that comes from living in Southern California, where he works in a sunny studio in Culver City. His defining feature is a bushy black beard that could easily contain a pair of knitting needles. Ask him how he got his

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