E-commerce enables local fashion boutiques to tap global markets. Or so the theory goes. What does it take to put it into practice?
In the last two years, emerging fashion brands like Christopher Kane, Altuzarra, JW Anderson, Nicholas Kirkwood and Roksanda have attracted a flurry of investment. Who’s next? BoF identifies the young fashion labels we would bet on, based on their commercial and creative potential.
Salvatore Ferragamo SpA Chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo ruled out selling a stake in the luxury shoemaker founded by his father amid speculation that the company could attract interest from LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA.
Italy’s new prime minister Matteo Renzi is focused on tackling the many problems facing Italy’s fashion sector, sparking new hope across the industry. Will he succeed?
Street style imagery from Pitti Uomo, capturing the élan and flair of the fair’s attendees, has played a major role in liberating men’s style and democratising dandyism. BoF reports.
Since its inception, Pitti Uomo has grown into the largest and most influential menswear trade show of its kind. In the second instalment of a two-part series, we examine how Pitti Uomo became a global player.
In Florence’s historic Palazzo Vecchio, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and BoF founder Imran Amed honoured 30 leading global menswear retailers on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of ‘Firenze Home Town of Fashion.’
The development of modern menswear is inextricably linked to the city of Florence and Pitti Uomo, the largest menswear trade show of its kind. In part one of a two-part series, we examine the evolution of Pitti Uomo.
Despite a two-day overlap with London’s fast-rising menswear showcase, Florentine trade show Pitti Uomo remains one of the premier stops on the international menswear calendar.
What will be a luxury in the future? (BBC) “The traditions of old luxury – the luxury of things – are awfully dull for new consumers. They want to be touched emotionally by their experiences, and there are new priorities, such as ethical concerns and sustainability.” Sportswear Rules (IHT) “Tailoring can be fresh in shape, color and texture. But in spite of the games designers play to juice up a suit —
Florence Reasserts Craftsmanship (JC Report) “Gone are the days that glossy surface advertising alone meant stellar profits, and even designers such as Tom Ford, who helped accelerate the previous generation of luxury sales, are now reverting to more authentic brand propositions.” Mulberry bags huge profits rise (Evening Standard) “The fashion retailer — which beat Burberry, Pringle of Scotland and Victoria