Officine Generale, Pierre Mahéo’s much buzzed-about Parisian menswear label, has struck chord with a formula that blends simple aesthetics, high quality, affordable price points and a philosophy rooted in ‘disgust towards the system.’
In our latest CEO Talk, BoF sits down with Brunello Cucinelli to discuss the unique business philosophy behind his cashmere and luxury lifestyle business, which generated $444 million in revenue in 2013.
A decade ago, Kris Van Assche wanted nothing more than to have his own fax number. Today, the Belgian-born designer is a fixture of the Paris menswear establishment at the creative helm of both Dior Homme and his own brand, which, this season, celebrates 10 years in business.
This season, the Milan men’s shows embraced a new kind of twisted normality, reflective of an uncertain moment in menswear, says Angelo Flaccavento.
In the age of e-commerce, physical flagships are still critical to engaging male luxury consumers, though market leaders are integrating their online and offline presence to create new digitally enhanced stores.
L’Eclaireur was one of the first stores to bring directional fashion to Paris. Chief buyer Patrick Aramburu sat down with BoF to discuss how the store’s uniquely ‘difficult’ approach invites customers to interact, not just transact.
MILAN, Italy — Go ahead and relax: Next season's menswear fashion will be easy to wear and at times even athletic without requiring, or necessarily inspiring, actual exertion on the part of the wearer.