Can EBay’s marketplace model, low barriers to entry and large, built-in audience of fashion consumers unlock value for young labels and EBay alike?
As the Trampery, a shared workspace enterprise, opens its third location in the northeast London neighbourhood of London Fields, BoF spoke with founder Charles Armstrong and operations manager Ben Pickering to learn how the new hub aims to galvanise one of Europe’s most fertile fashion frontiers: Hackney.
LONDON, United Kingdom — London Fashion Week, which concluded on Tuesday evening, has become known for its directional designers and digital prints. Along with our favourite roving backstage photographer, Morgan O’Donovan, we’ve selected ten memorable fashion moments from the London collections. Morgan O’Donovan is a contributing photographer at The Business of Fashion
LONDON, United Kingdom — According to network technology and services company Cisco, the number of people who watch web videos will surpass 1 billion by the end of 2010. By 2014, web video alone will account for 57 percent of all consumer internet traffic. Already, more than 2 billion videos are played each day on YouTube alone. With staggering statistics like these, it’s no surprise that fashion brands, both large and small, are investing in online video content, while agencies that represent commercial artists are urging their fashion photographers to reposition themselves as image-makers who can direct short films. But what makes a good fashion film? And are these the same primary concerns that go into a good fashion photograph?…
Middle East Retail Returns to Growth Track (WWD) “The retail pulse is back in the Middle East. Fashion brands point to positive trends in the region, including the return of tourists, particularly in Dubai. Wealthy Chinese are streaming in… shoring up a fast-growing destination for Europe’s luxury players even though business isn’t near pre-recession levels.” Debenhams refinances, sees lower interest costs
Connecting Digitally With Chinese Consumers (Jing Daily) “In recent years, as Chinese luxury consumers have gotten younger and more sophisticated, and the marketplace has become more crowded, digital outreach in China has become critical for major global luxury brands.” Italian menswear gets young, bold and beautiful (Reuters) “Designers shrugged off the global economic slump at Milan’s menswear fashion
LONDON, United Kingdom — Today marks the start of London Fashion Week, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the British Fashion Council and heralding the return of big brands like Burberry and Pringle and star talents who had left the city to show elsewhere, like Jonathan Saunders and Matthew Williamson. But the strength of London has always been its emerging designers, whose creativity is born out of the unrivaled energy, top