Keeping Fast Fashion Fresh, and Profitable (IHT) "It is not often that the Grand Palais... hosts a giant Ferris Wheel, a spinning swing, a shimmering mini Eiffel Tower, and a parade of scantily clad models showing lingerie on a catwalk resembling the Champs-Élysées. In the center of this adult amusement park stood Karl-Johan Persson, 34, in his new role as chief executive of H&M Hennes & Mauritz." Hermès and Gucci Press Equestrian Advantage (NY Times) "The heart of the sponsorships is not commerce but the soul of the brands. Hermès has never deviated from its noble, officer-and-gentleman image. But this is a good time to reinforce that classy conception, at a moment when luxury has become associated with a period…
Today we introduce Legal Patterns, a new series of articles on BoF exploring fashion and the law. Just as design patterns form the foundation of good fashion design, legal frameworks enable fashion businesses to defend their financial interests and protect their designs. BRUSSELS, Belgium — In the fashion industry, the copycatting of designs is a not a simple issue. Accusations fly in all directions: luxury houses accuse
Tightening Belts? She’s the Expert (New York Times) Stephanie Rosenbloom sits down with Diane Von Furstenberg. Proposed new law sparks rift in US fashion industry (Business World) “A proposed new law that would extend copyright protection to clothing has designers in an uproar and threatens to widen a rift in the American fashion industry.” The chambermaid wears Prada (FT) “Designing uniforms for restaurant
Bulgari sees improvement in April after Q1 loss (Reuters) “Italy’s Bulgari posted improved sales in its own stores in April after a first-quarter net loss, hurt by the financial crisis sapping demand for luxury jewellery, watches and perfumes.” Fashion icon pays up in copycat spat (Toronto Star) “A struggling Toronto fashion label is getting an undisclosed financial settlement from fashion icon Diane von
NEW YORK, United States — The singer St. Vincent will give a live performance at designer Diane von Furstenberg's Fashion Week runway show on Feb. 9 in New York, debuting songs from her new self-titled album, which comes out some two weeks later.
Last year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America tapped the Boston Consulting Group to help define its mission for the next half-decade. Today, BoF can exclusively reveal the key elements of the CFDA’s new strategy, built around education, partnerships, local manufacturing and, of course, revamping New York Fashion Week.