Officine Générale, Pierre Mahéo’s much buzzed-about Parisian menswear label, has struck chord with a formula that blends simple aesthetics, high quality, affordable price points and a philosophy rooted in ‘disgust towards the system.’
After four years, Christophe Lemaire is leaving his post as the artistic director of womenswear at Hermès to focus on his own label full time.
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.
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.
PARIS, France — When Christian Dior introduced his debut haute couture collection in February 1947, the meters of fabric spilling over the models' hips in swirls of fine wool, silk and tulle were nothing short of a fashion revolution.
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 — 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.
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.
PARIS, France — Apple has poached a senior executive from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, which could be to help it with the launch of its iWatch expected this autumn.
To maintain incentives for the kind of innovation that keeps Europe at the heart of the global fragrance industry, scents should be protected by intellectual property law, argues Kimiya Shams.
PARIS, France — JAB Holdings plans to run its luxury business directly, bringing brands including Jimmy Choo and Belstaff under the management of the investment arm of the billionaire Reimann family.