From Paris to New York, purveyors of luxury goods are teaching staff Mandarin, offering traditional New Year “hongbao” gifts and flocking to social media sites as well-heeled Chinese tourists pack their bags to ring in the Year of the Goat abroad.
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 — Today, contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde looks back at Paris Fashion Week with backstage images from the Chloé, Anthony Vaccarello, Lanvin, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Manish Arora, Alexander McQueen, Kenzo and Givenchy shows.
LOS ANGELES, United States — Success on the red carpet can buy cachet that no advertising can. With stakes that high, the more established houses are raising their game and leaving little room for newcomers to make a splash, like they might have a decade ago.
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.
Sonny Vandevelde brings us behind-the-scenes shots from Paris menswear week.
Investors are moving away from bigger groups towards smaller brands and American “affordable luxury.” Meanwhile, the jury is still out as to whether the crucial trading period from Thanksgiving to Christmas will deliver strong results, but sentiment remains positive, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.
Fashion brands, both emerging and established, have been investing significant resources in building and maintaining their archives. BoF investigates.
This season, brands embraced strong scripts, serious acting talent and heavy-hitting directors like never before, resulting in a crop of winning fashion films largely driven by the kind of compelling storytelling long missing from the genre. Sit back, relax and enjoy BoF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season.
PARIS, France — Today, contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Anthony Vaccarello, Dries van Noten, Damir Doma, Manish Arora, Balmain, Rick Owens, Lanvin, Dior, Acne and Stella McCartney shows at Paris Fashion Week.