#BoFLive | Join BoF for a Live Conversation with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, 10th February

We are delighted to announce that BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed will interview Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, founders of Opening Ceremony, to learn about their ascent in the fashion industry. The event will be streamed on BoF, live from New York, on the evening of February 10th.

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SuperPier’s Supercharged Plans For Retail Entertainment Hub

A rendering of the planned Incubox Marketplace at SuperPier | Source: Courtesy

Youngwoo & Associates have teamed with anchor tenants including Opening Ceremony and hotelier André Balazs to build a radically new kind of retail destination on New York’s Westside. BoF investigates.

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Fashion partnership, Shoedazzle pivots, Curation superheroes, Extreme e-commerce, Li Bingbing

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim by Gregory Harris | Source: Interview

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Interview) “When Humberto Leon first met his future close friend and business partner Carol Lim 19 years ago at the University of California, Berkeley, Lim was in her pajamas. ‘I met her at a friend’s house and said, ‘Let’s go out!’ So Carol just put on heels with her pajamas and we had a really fun night,” Leon recalls. “That’s how it all started.”

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The French Contemporary Wave That’s Reshaping Ready-to-Wear

Couples from The Kooples ad campaigns | Source: The Kooples

PARIS, France — Last April, a journalist from French daily newspaper Le Figaro asked Frederic Lefebvre, French Secretary of State for Trade, to name his favourite book. His answer: “Without doubt Zadig and Voltaire, it is a lesson in life, I dip into it often.” Mr. Lefebvre was, of course, mixing up Zadig ou la Destinée written by Voltaire in 1748 with Zadig & Voltaire, the fifteen-year-old mid-market French fashion brand. And

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Kenzo’s new creative directors, Rock ‘n’ Rococo, Al Fayed invests in Issa, Social shopping, Rykiel for sale?

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim | Source: Lane Crawford

Opening Ceremony Founders to Lead Kenzo (Elle) “LVMH has tapped the retail dynamos behind Opening Ceremony as Kenzo’s new creative directors… Lim and Leon succeed Antonio Marras, who designed for Kenzo from 2004 until the recent menswear collection… Leon and Lim will continue to lead Opening Ceremony while working to reenergise Kenzo’s brand image.” At Versailles, Rock ‘n’ Rococo (IHT) “Who would have thought that

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