Gritty Paris Slows Flow of Chinese Tourists

Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Elysees, Paris | Source: Shutterstock

First-time visitors from China arrive in Paris expecting to see a quaint, affluent and friendly European city with smartly dressed men and women smelling of Chanel No. 5. Instead, they discover the French capital’s grittier side.

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In Paris, The Broken Arm Attracts Insiders

The Broken Arm boutique in Paris | Source: Courtesy

In the year and a half since its opening, The Broken Arm in Paris has become a magnet for the same mix of industry creatives that frequent influential concept stores like Colette thanks to its focused, personal buys, popular in-house café and a local-global outlook that gives the store a “double rhythm.”

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Op-Ed | Unmasking Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela couture A/W 2015 | Source: Nowfashion.com

Last week’s unveiling of Matthieu Blazy as Maison Martin Margiela’s head designer may have seemed like another casualty of the age of Instagram. But our modern over-exposed world is actually not a threat but an opportunity — if luxury brands can manage anonymity the right way, argue Joe McShea and Lucian James.

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Floriane de Saint Pierre On Creative Leadership

Floriane de Saint Pierre | Photo: Ben Baker

The idea of a creative director becoming a CEO entered the fashion zeitgeist when Christopher Bailey was appointed CEO of Burberry. Today, BoF brings you an in-depth conversation with Floriane de Saint Pierre on creative leadership by trend consultancy K-Hole, from the most recent issue of 032c.

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Chanel Recalls Le Corbusier in Glittering, Snow-White and Red Collection

Chanel Haute Couture A/W 2015 | Source: Reuters

PARIS, France — Fashion designers and architects are very different animals, but their eye for form and sculpture is the same, which may be why Karl Lagerfeld drew influence from the pioneering architect Le Corbusier for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection presented on Tuesday.

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What’s In a Scent? Perfume Makers Adapt to EU Rules

Chanel advertisement | Source: Reuters

PARIS, France — Seaweed may not be the first ingredient that springs to mind for perfume. But algae are among obscure ingredients to which perfume makers are turning to preserve the scent of their fragrances in the face of new EU anti-allergy restrictions.

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