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.
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.
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.