Photo Diary | NYFW: Creatures of the Wind, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone

Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

NEW YORK, United States — Today, we look back at the first few days of New York Fashion Week with a selection of behind-the-scenes images from the Creatures of the Wind, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone and Suno shows, shot by trusty lensman Sonny Vandevelde.

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South Asian American Designers with Strong Ties to Home Make Their Mark

Spring 2013 looks from Prabal Gurung, Naeem Khan, Bibhu Mohapatra and Sachin + Babi | Source: Photo illustration by BoF

Along with a healthy dose of raw talent, a group of South Asian American designers, hailing from India and Nepal, have leveraged their close ties to home to help build their brands and businesses.

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Photo Diary | NYFW, Day 3: Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexandre Hercovitch, Ostwald Helgason, Louise Goldin

Prabal Gurung A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

NEW YORK, United States — As New York Fashion Week kicks into gear, contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage images from the Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexandre Hercovitch, Ostwald Helgason and Louise Goldin shows. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing photographer at The Business of Fashion.

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Following the Thread of India’s Artisans

Left: Alberta Ferretti for Kanchipuram silk; Right: Burberry for Maheshwari silk | Photo: Matthew Shave

Today, BoF columnist Bandana Tewari reports on Project Renaissance, a unique collaboration between Indian artisans and international fashion brands organised by Vogue India in celebration of the magazine’s fifth anniversary. MUMBAI, India — Living in India, it’s not difficult to see the magic that lies in the country’s artisanal crafts and textiles. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the tip of Kanyakumari, there is tremendous

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Celebrating 5 Years of The Business of Fashion

NEW YORK, United States — On Tuesday evening, fashion creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs from all over the world joined me and the BoF team to celebrate our 5th Anniversary with a birthday bash at the Hotel Americano, co-hosted by Phillip Lim and Julie Gilhart. To be surrounded by so many of our friends and supporters who have helped BoF become what it is today was a very special occasion indeed. So, to mark this important

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Low rent counterfeits, Brazil’s dichotomy, Cucinelli IPO, Power publicists, Prabal’s faraway past

New Order Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Retro and Rich

Counterfeit Gap joins the counterfeit Gucci (LA Times) “The economy is one reason for the trend. ‘The recession has more people trading down,’ said Susan Scafidi, academic director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University’s law school. ‘Even lower-priced brands feel like a stretch in this economy, and people are more likely to trade down to counterfeits.’ There are several other factors

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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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Spring/Summer 2012 | The Season That Was

LONDON, United Kingdom — It was a fashion season of extreme weather. After the New York Fashion Week schedule was upended, first by an earthquake and then by the State of Emergency declaration that came courtesy of Hurricane Irene, an unprecedented heat wave in Paris threw buyers, editors and bloggers into a wardrobe tailspin. The American editors were worst off, having packed for the European shows two weeks before Paris with no

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Spring is coming, Fashion’s everyday people, Tumblr’s troubles, Versace revenue up, The next generation

Bloggers front row at Dolce & Gabbana | Source: Le Bon Chic

You Can See Spring Coming (NY Times) “Mr. Wang is a boy disguised as a designer — or maybe it’s the other way around — but whatever the case, he doesn’t want to grow up, and the clothes naturally follow that youthful spirit… Prabal Gurung’s show on Saturday had a pronounced erotic undercurrent that in its blunt use of violet, and the transparent hems of silk print dresses, owed something to the style last season of

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Booming Brazil, Barney’s credit rating, Graduate Fashion Week winners, Cinema and couture, Prabal’s past

Barney's in Dallas, Tx | Source: designscene.net

Brazil’s prosperity bursts forth on catwalk (AFP) “Brazil kicked off Latin America’s premier fashion event, Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Wednesday, with parades showcasing its economic prosperity and optimism.” S&P removes upscale Barney’s from CreditWatch (Business Week) “Standard & Poor’s on Thursday affirmed its corporate credit rating on Barney’s New York and removed it from

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Young designers make it work, Made in Italy, Boutiques struggle, Deacon at the V&A, Ossie Clark to close

Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra

Out on Their Own, and Making It Work (New York Times) “Ever since Prabal Gurung left his employer in the garment district, last winter, and sank his savings into his own label – at the worst possible time – he has been more aware of the silly and duplicitous nature of fashion. It may just be him, or the economy, but he doesn’t think so.” Italy Fashion Manufacturers Welcome “Made In Italy”

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