BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
Courtesy of our friends at Byronesque, pioneering fashion blogger Diane Pernet laments the current state of fashion criticism and brings us a brief history of fashion critics past and present.
Longchamp: A long way from pipes in Paris (Independent) “Longchamp’s signature product is a handbag seen on the arms of hundreds of women everywhere from London to Sao Paulo and Singapore. Its Le Pliage foldable handbags launched in 1993 and the company still sells three million of them every year, helping to explain a recent 22 per cent growth in group sales. Despite its products being a common sight among the masses,
PARIS, France — With fabled fashion innovators Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane scheduled to make their respective ready-to-wear debuts at Dior and Saint Laurent, two of French fashion’s most iconic houses, the stage is set for a historic Paris Fashion Week. And indeed, the conversation amongst editors, buyers and other industry insiders assembling here in the world’s fashion capital is charged with palpable excitement. BoF spoke to
LONDON, United Kingdom — Following our #BoFLOVE party in New York last week, the global BoF community gathered once again on Monday night — this time in London’s Le Baron nightclub — to celebrate our fifth anniversary. With the incredible Alpines in the deejay booth, my lovely co-host Caroline Issa, and a much-needed release following a marathon of shows on the most important day of London Fashion Week, our party in London