BoF weighs up the pros and cons of going public compared to other options for raising capital to fuel growth.
Luxury brands are casting a wide net to find Chinese celebrity ambassadors, but some must now realise that a great catch is not always the right match.
BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Fashion brands continue to invest in short videos as part of their seasonal advertising campaigns. Some are pushing the boundaries with novel narrative content, ‘edutainment’ and big budget directors.
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BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
For our second annual #BoF500 ‘Polymaths & Multitaskers’ special print edition, BoF meets fashion’s consummate multitasker, Karl Lagerfeld, who manages to balance his work for Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, as well as a steady stream of photography and illustration commissions, by cultivating a zen-like detachment from his work.
The Savigny Luxury Index fell a further 3.8 percent this month. The outlook for the luxury goods sector darkened as disappointing results from industry leader LVMH showed how the strong euro and political protests in Hong Kong were curbing spending and hitting profits.
Despite its traditional codes, rituals and gender divisions, couture is modernising. But is modernisation at odds with its role as a creative laboratory for dreams?
PARIS, France — Fashion designers and architects are very different animals, but their eye for form and sculpture is the same, which may be why Karl Lagerfeld drew influence from the pioneering architect Le Corbusier for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection presented on Tuesday.