The Creative Class | Marc Ascoli, Art Director

Yohji Yamamoto and Marc Ascoli | Photo: Saskia Lawaks

Marc Ascoli has produced some of fashion’s most iconic and remarkable images for the likes of Yohji Yamamoto and Jil Sander. BoF sat down with the legendary art director to discuss his personal and professional journey.

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Week in Review | Getting Into The Gloss, Three Dimensional Publication, Re-inventing Yourself

Week in Review November 26-30

The Business of Blogging | Into The Gloss (Fashion 2.0) “It’s the natural curiosity behind this approach, alongside the site’s impeccably professional aesthetics, that have made Into The Gloss one of the most compelling new voices in the fashion and beauty blogosphere with the potential to grow into a full-fledged media business for the digital age.” Retail Recon | Table of Contents is a ‘Three-Dimensional

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Spring/Summer 2013 | The Season That Was

Hedi Slimane versus Raf Simons, as see by the fashion media | Source: WWD, BoF, IHT and The Cut

LONDON, United Kingdom — Whereas previous fashion seasons were dominated by designer departures, meltdowns and final exits, this season the narrative focused on two of the fashion world’s most celebrated designers, Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane, and their respective ready-to-wear debuts at two of the industry’s most important houses, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. On the first day of Paris Fashion Week, BoF ran

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Gap’s brand lab, Italian IPO appeal, PPR sustainability plan, Social gifting, Tumblr show

Brunello Cucinelli Spring/Summer 2012 | Source: Neiman Marcus

A Humbled Gap Tries a Fresh Coat of Pep (NY Times) “Yet this is a Gap — at the Grove, an upscale mall in Los Angeles. Only it’s more than a Gap — it’s a laboratory for reviving the brand, one of the great hot-to-not stories of American retailing” Cucinelli’s stellar debut seen boosting Italy IPO appeal (Reuters) “Italian cashmere specialist Brunello Cucinelli made a sparkling market debut in Milan on Friday,

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Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

Lanvin Spoof Video | Source: NEW YORK, United States — At BoF, we’ve been ranking the top fashion films of the season since 2009, when the genre was still just coming into existence. But even back then, set against the staggering rise of online video consumption and the growing importance of engaging young digital consumers, the medium’s tremendous potential was clear. Fast-forward to the Autumn of 2011 and YouTube-friendly short

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The Best of BoF | Top 10 Articles of 2010

[caption id="attachment_14415" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The BoF community looks on at Fashion Pioneers with Natalie Massenet | Photo: Lawrence Randall"][/caption] LONDON, United Kingdom — It's been quite the year for the BoF team. In January, we will celebrate our 4th birthday, having seen BoF grow from a passion project created from the sofa in my living room to a growing global community of like-minded fashion professionals that is BoF today. We are grateful for all of the support our community has shown us over the past 12 months, from the success of our sold-out Fashion Pioneers series to the rapidly growing numbers of you who come to us every day for opinionated fashion business analysis and a highly-curated point of view…

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Fashion Pioneers | Nick Knight Says Heart and Mind are the Key to Fashion Imagemaking

Imran Amed and Nick Knight at Fashion Pioneers | Photo: Samir Hussein

LONDON, United Kingdom — Ten years ago at 19:27 GMT on 27 November 2000, at a time before streaming runway shows, before Facebook, before YouTube, before the rise of Web 2.0 itself, Nick Knight’s transformative fashion website went live. Mr. Knight, a boundary-breaking fashion photographer, had considered the internet and saw something that others did not: where many in the industry saw only ugliness and risk, Mr.

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BoF LIVE | Fashion Pioneers with Nick Knight at 6.30pm London Time Today

LONDON, United Kingdom — is ten years old tomorrow and that means our third Fashion Pioneers interview is upon us today. This evening, Nick Knight, one of the industry's most respected photographers will sit down with The Business of Fashion in front of a live studio audience in London's Hospital Club to discuss his career, ten years of, and the future of fashion communication in the age of digital disruption. As usual, we will livestream the interview here on BoF and have teamed up with fashion blogs and websites who have generously agreed to stream the interview to their audiences and communities too. We invite you all to tune in. Please send questions for Nick Knight to our…

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Last Chance for Tickets to hear Nick Knight in conversation with The Business of Fashion

[caption id="attachment_17017" align="alignnone" width="500"] Nick Knight - The Business of Fashion - Fashion Pioneers[/caption] LONDON, United Kingdom — This Friday, The Business of Fashion will sit down for an in-depth interview with Nick Knight, the third in our series of FASHION PIONEERS speaking to a live studio audience in London and livestreamed to thousands of people around the world. For those of you in London, we have a few remaining tickets for this very exciting and rare opportunity to hear directly from one of the most influential and important fashion image-makers. Mr Knight will speak to us about fashion image creation in the digital age and reflect on ten years of, the groundbreaking website which was founded exactly ten…

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Quotable | Nick Knight says the Internet is the Perfect Conduit to Communicate Fashion

“I'm very pleased to be given the opportunity to discuss the unique and groundbreaking work of SHOWSTUDIO.COM on such a well-respected and influential online platform as The Business of Fashion. The internet is the perfect conduit to communicate fashion globally via the new medium of fashion film, and it is exciting to discuss this on a fellow fashion platform." Nick Knight speaking to on his upcoming FASHION PIONEERS interview with The Business of Fashion. A few remaining tickets to attend this special live event in London are available here.

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Save the Date | Fashion Pioneers, Nick Knight, 26 November 2010, London

Nick Knight - The Business of Fashion - Fashion Pioneers

LONDON, United Kingdom — Could FASHION PIONEERS get any better? We started our signature live interview series earlier this year with Jefferson Hack, co-founder and editorial director of Dazed Group in April and moved swiftly onto Natalie Massenet, founder an executive chairman of the groundbreaking e-commerce website Net-a-Porter, securing a global exclusive on the brand new Net-a-Porter iPad application. Today, completing a

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