6 Emerging Fashion Brands Worth Investing In

Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter 2014 | Source: NowFashion

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.

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Amid Bid Rumours, Ferragamo Chairman Denies Stake Sale

Daria Werbowy in the Salvatore Ferragamo campaign 2014 | Source: Salvatore Ferragamo

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.

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The Evolution of Pitti Uomo, Part II: New Frontiers and Building Brand Pitti

Attendees of Pitti Uomo 85 in 2014 | Photo: Enrico Labriola for Pitti Uomo

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.

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Italian Prime Minister and BoF Honour 30 Leading Menswear Retailers

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Imran Amed and representatives from 30 leading menswear retailers | Source: BoF

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.’

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The Evolution of Pitti Uomo, Part I: Provenance and Power

A 1981 Zegna show at Pitti Uomo | Source: Pitti Uomo

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.

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Emotional luxury, Sportwear rules in Paris, Authentic artisans, Luisa Via Roma’s new turn, Click chicks

Jewellery of ancient Greece: Gold myrtle wreath | Source: Hellenic Voice

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 —

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Florence rising, Alexa boosts Mulberry, Lululemon’s devoted following, Vintage clothing wars, Fashion in 2010

Salvatore Ferragamo | Source: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

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

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