Gwenaël Nicolas has a problem with gravity, likes to present industry leaders with mysterious boxes and is on a mission to make people curious. He is also increasingly sought-after by luxury brands to design retail spaces that shine with intelligence. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
With a few notable exceptions, luxury brands remain slow in building digital capabilities, revealed a report released by Exane BNP Paribas.
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.
PARIS, France — Think of Rome and you might picture the birthplace of western civilization, the Vatican or Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Luxury-goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA wants you to dream of Fendi.
Sonny Vandevelde brings us behind-the-scenes shots from Milan menswear week.
MILAN, Italy — Loro Piana, an Italian luxury textiles maker and fashion house, is so particular about its materials that it bought its own natural reserve in the mountains of Peru to protect the vicuna, an endangered species that yields a precious wool.
MILAN, Italy — BoF contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, MaxMara, Fendi, Just Cavalli and Prada shows, held on days one and two of Milan Fashion Week.
ZURICH, Switerland — In the upscale boutiques of Singapore, New York or Zurich — where Oprah Winfrey claims a sales clerk refused to show her a $38,000 bag — purses priced in the four figures are common.
From shoes to handbags to ready-to-wear, the price of designer fashion has increased precipitously over the last decade. What’s driving the rising prices? And how high can they go?
Fashion’s eccentric punk polymath, Vincent Darré, talks to BoF about his under-age education at famous Paris nightclub Le Palace, working with Karl Lagerfeld, designing furniture and his new gig at L’Officiel magazine.