Will new initiatives like the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund succeed in transforming London from a capital of emerging designers to a capital of emerging businesses? BoF reports.
BoF speaks to industry insiders about the menswear season that just wrapped.
Though still in its infancy, London Collections: Men has found a formula that’s working and, in the process, become a vital part of the menswear calendar.
In a city where big shows can mean just that, BoF examines the rise of London Collections: Men and the business impact on the brands taking part.
LONDON, United Kingdom — British megabrand Burberry is set to bring its menswear show back to London on June 18, after more than ten years of showing in Milan, as part of London Collections: Men, the city’s standalone menswear week launched two seasons ago.
Op-Ed | Fashion’s Unsung Internet Forums (Opinion) “Much has been written about the rise of independent fashion blogs as both influential voices and viable businesses. But much less discussed are fashion-focused discussion sites, or forums, the Internet’s original hubs for independent fashion commentary.” Market Pulse | On Holidays (Market Pulse) “Neither the Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) nor the MSCI World Index
Let’s hear it for the boys, London (Independent) “With British menswear undergoing something of a renaissance of late – from street-smart casualwear by labels such as Oliver Spencer and YMC, which have risen through the ranks from boutique to brand, to more traditionally worked Savile Row tailoring from Hardy Amies and Spencer Hart – the industry decided to act.” Missoni Fashion House Seen Overcoming Heir
Mum’s the word for designers (FT) “As a new generation of young designers challenges the usual definition of ‘family business’ by turning to their parents, especially the mother, as employees, understanding such familial tropes and how they may affect their corporate partnerships is increasingly important.’We call it a ‘reverse succession’, and we are seeing it more and more.’” YSL set for name
British menswear will get the recognition it deserves this summer (Guardian) "It's not long now until British menswear finally emerges from the shadow of womenswear to stage its very own fashion event in London. Goodbye one day of men's fashion tacked to the end of the women's shows, and hello to a three-day blockbuster event all of its own." Arnault to invest in Maxime Simoens (FashionUnited) "LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault is making an investment in newcomer Maxime Simoens. According to WWD, industry sources say that Arnault will take an as yet unknown stake in the 27 year old Frenchman's eponymous brand." Fancy hits 500,000 users with Pinterest-like social shopping service (Gigaom) "Well, Fancy is not Pinterest big by any means but it’s seen its user base double…