As money pours into fashion-tech start-ups, at sky high valuations, BoF talks to leading investors to assess the existence of a bubble and understand what separates winning investments from those that are failing.
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.
NEW YORK, United States — Condé Nast is launching a slate of original Web series, continuing the publisher's push to expand its stable of magazines into multimedia programming.
In the next instalment of her on-going series, Finding Your M.O., Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, co-founder and CEO of fashion-tech start-up Moda Operandi, examines the advantages and disadvantages of bringing in strategic investors.
Coach handbag sales take hit, stock slumps (Reuters) “Coach Inc on Wednesday reported weak holiday-quarter results and unveiled a new strategy for shoes and clothing, spooking investors with the notion that the days of strong demand for its premium leather handbags may be numbered.” And Precisely So (NY Times) “The designers are learning to use the extraordinary skills of a couture atelier to be more self-critical
Minimalist Matters (IHT) “Jil Sander is the archetypal figure to have reinterpreted mid-century Modernism. Her fashion life has been dedicated to streamlining style and to recognizing the dynamic place of women in society. But where should the designer take that vision now that she has returned to her own label after eight years and a series of stop-go comebacks?” China’s corruption crackdown takes shine off
Olympians become the new fashion ambassadors (The Guardian) “Their Olympic glory may now be over, but the stars of London 2012 are enjoying a new spotlight – as fashion’s latest darlings… Fashion and sport alliances look likely to continue in this vein in the aftermath of London 2012.” Condé Nast Invests in Digital Advertising Company Flite (Media Decoder) “The company will go from being a client