Following a flurry of high profile announcements, BoF’s editor-in-chief, Imran Amed, muses on the enduring importance of the creative director.
NEW YORK, United States — Jason Wu is set to take up the newly created position of Artistic Director for Hugo Boss' BOSS womenswear line, effective June 15, the company said in a statement. The 30-year-old, Taiwan-born designer, who founded his eponymous, New York-based label in 2007, will assume responsibility for all product and image-related components of Hugo Boss’ primary women's ready-to-wear and accessory lines.
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METZINGEN, Germany — Hugo Boss AG said first-quarter operating profit fell 11 percent as the German luxury-clothing maker changed its collection cycle and economic conditions remained difficult in Europe.
METZINGEN, Germany — Hugo Boss AG, the German luxury- clothing maker controlled by buyout firm Permira Advisers LLP, forecast operating profit will rise this year after it expanded its store network by a third in 2012.
New York’s Grimy Garment District Hatches Designers’ Dreams (NPR) “A recent survey found that 47 percent of New York’s designers say they have their samples — prototypes of what you eventually see in stores — made in the Garment District. According to a 2012 report published by the Design Trust for Public Space, apparel production is the largest manufacturing division in New York City. It provides 24,000
Balenciaga Taps Alexander Wang (IHT) “Alexander Wang on Monday became the first designer of Asian descent to enter the highest ranks of Parisian high fashion when he was named creative director of the storied house of Balenciaga.” Hugo Boss dresses in the fast lane (FT) “In the four years he has been in charge Mr Lahrs has reduced development times for collections, moved from two to four collections per year and
What Next For Balenciaga? (Vogue UK) “CEO Isabelle Guichot has confirmed that she has ‘a shortlist’ of potential candidates to succeed creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, following yesterday’s confirmation that he would be parting ways with the brand. The designer has acted at the helm of Balenciaga for 15 years.” Ralph Lauren kicks its ‘preppy look’ Rugby label into touch (Independent)
Why JC Penney Will Come Back (The Motley Fool) “Rome wasn’t built in a day, and no one said JC Penney’s turnaround would happen overnight either. Since Ron Johnson took the helm back in January, shares have been sliced in half and currently sit near 52-week lows.” It’s Karl’s world, we just live in it (The Independent) “Lagerfeld’s output is more diverse than any other