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.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, BoF brings you the next instalment of “When They Were Kids,” a cartoon series depicting fashion figures as children, created by our friend Fashion Cartoonist.
Fashion folk love to chatter. So what were the topics that dominated the conversation this weekend at London Fashion Week?
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week’s top developments in the business of fashion.
NEW YORK, United States — Condé Nast is expanding the role of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. She has been named the company's artistic director. The appointment was announced Wednesday by CEO Charles H. Townsend. Wintour's new duties include developing an overall "creative vision" for Condé Nast.
Op-Ed | Toxic Chemicals in Clothing Make All of Us Fashion Victims (Opinion) “Nobody wants to be a fashion victim. Desperately chasing the ever-elusive ‘cool,’ fashion victims are generally perceived as ‘try-hards,’ those who sport the latest trends and buy into transient fads, regardless of fit or personal style.” The Next Chapter of Content and Commerce Integration (Fashion 2.0) “Since the very birth of fashion
Anna Wintour: beneath the bob (Telegraph) “Straight-backed, un-upholstered, and cast of tempered steel – the chair from which Anna Wintour commands American Vogue looks every bit as uncompromising as its owner’s reputation. Yet once sat upon, Wintour’s editor’s chair proves a revelation: it’s rather comfortable.” Emerald miner Gemfields buys Fabergé (FT) “Fabergé, the luxury
At Abercrombie & Fitch, Sex No Longer Sells (Business Week) “Abercrombie & Fitch’s skin-filled ads and nightclub vibe once delighted American teenagers and infuriated parents. Today, many aren’t even paying attention. The once-edgy retailer has lost a third of its market value in the past year as it grapples with falling sales in Europe and the U.S.” Giorgio Armani courts China (AFR) “‘Are you
Keeping zombies out of the mall (FT) “The Garrard Street mall in Reading, a 40-minute drive from west London, is a warning to developers everywhere. Abandoned and soon to be demolished as part of a broader redevelopment… A lethal combination of thrifty consumers and a commercial real estate slump have turned malls into the walking dead of retail.” Michael Kors 1st-qtr profit rises, raises forecast (Reuters)
Yohji Yamamoto’s Museum Style (Interview) “Yohji Yamamoto, champion of the avant-garde, has built an empire crafting ready-to-wear clothing brilliantly complex in texture, fabric, and tailoring… Opening today, the Japanese designer’s work will be celebrated in Israel for the first time at Design Museum Holon, as part of a series of traveling museum exhibitions.” Instagram Becomes a Springboard for
Are Fashion Brands Underestimating the Importance of China E-Commerce? (Global Briefing) “In order to succeed in a fast-changing China, brands must refocus attention on e-commerce. ‘Companies cannot have a major presence in China without having an online presence, not only to generate sales but also to engage with customers where they spend so much time.’” Fashion 2.0 | Connecting With Consumers Through