This season, no single moment dominated the fashion conversation. But there was still lots to talk about. Today, BoF brings you our bi-annual post-fashion month feature, The Season That Was.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week’s top developments in the business of fashion.
This week, New York’s MADE platform for emerging designers arrives in Paris. But will its off-beat format and off-piste location translate within the highly-structured, traditional Paris fashion schedule?
Paul Smith: still the best of British (Telegraph) “‘Quirky and cool’ work well to encapsulate his output, from his first boutique in Nottingham in 1970 selling standard shirts with colourful stitching around the buttonholes, to a business empire that today stretches to 75 countries, with a turnover of £400 million.” H&M August sales hit by warm weather (Reuters) “World no.2 fashion retailer Hennes
Louboutin wins red soles trademark battle (FT) “French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has won the right to trademark protection of his distinctive red soles in a US federal appeals court in the latest chapter of a bitter legal battle with rival luxury house Yves Saint Laurent.” MADE, a New York Fashion Booster, Makes Paris Inroads (WSJ) “MADE Media Group helped launch several hot young U.S. fashion labels by
Stella McCartney’s Fashion Message (On the Runway) “Stella McCartney appears in a new video by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, released today. It’s worth watching. The subject is animal suffering in the leather industry and the risks to human health and the environment from tanneries.” At Fashion Week, a Peek at a New Tactic for Marketers (NY Times) “Made Fashion Week’s mobile app… has been