Royal College of Art, An Institutional Innovator

Matthew Miller SS 2015 | Source: Matthew Miller

Alumni of the Royal College of Art’s Fashion Menswear MA programme represent some of the most rigorously creative designers working today. BoF investigates how the programme has paved the way for the emergence of menswear as a creative discipline.

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Cult Menswear Brand John Elliott + Co Grows on Its Own Terms

Snap Overshirt, Hooded Villain, and Escobar Sweatpants | Source: John Elliott + Co

John Elliot and Aaron Lavee have managed to grow an initial investment of $30,000 into a fledgling business that’s set to generate revenues in the “seven-figure-range,” propelled by its standout basics and healthy online fanbase.

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Streetwear’s New Guard

Influenced by the likes of both Raf Simons and Supreme, a new wave of streetwear brands are blending fashion-forward design, the authenticity of street culture and a luxury-like positioning to build emerging businesses.

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The Ascent of Officine Generale

Designer Pierre Mahéo of Officine Generale | Photo: Anto Hihn Thai

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.’

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Run-D.M.C.’s ‘My Adidas’ and the Birth of Hip Hop Sneaker Culture

In the first of a new series charting the influence of iconic music videos on the fashion industry, BoF investigates the impact of Run-D.M.C.’s 1986 track “My Adidas and the beginning of modern hip hop style sensibility, sneaker culture and product endorsements.

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CEO Talk | Brunello Cucinelli, Founder and Chief Executive, Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli | Source: Studio di Sante Castignani

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.

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Kris Van Assche Says Do What You Are Good At

Kris Van Assche | Photo: Bruno Staub

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.

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