BoF Exclusive | Inside Raf Simons’ Kvadrat Collaboration

L: Fabric swatches from the Kvadrat / Raf Simons collection; R: Raf Simons/Sterling Ruby | Source: Courtesy Raf Simons

Raf Simons talks to BoF about stiff fabric, speed and working with textiles manufacturer Kvadrat, the secret partner behind the Raf Simons Sterling Ruby collection.

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Fashion’s Art Fair Love Affair

Dior Homme campaign S/S 2014 | Photo: Karim Sadli

Today, to coincide with the start of Art Basel Miami Beach, Hettie Judah considers the increasingly intertwined markets for fashion and art. Tomorrow, we examine the anatomy of fashion’s most spectacular artist collaboration to date: Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton.

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Conjuring Couture

Dior Haute Couture A/W 2013 | Source: Courtesy

The vision that drives a fashion house is born from the head and heart of the designer. But behind the scenes, an entire Creative Class — from producers to image-makers to makeup artists — help to conjure up the magic of that vision and communicate it to the world. Explore members of fashion’s Creative Class on the newly launched BoF 500.

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Photo Diary | Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Day 1: Julius, Carven, Valentino, Raf Simons

Carven Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Today, Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Julius, Carven, Valentino and Raf Simons shows, held on the first day of Paris Fashion Week.

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Dior to Sponsor Guggenheim International Gala in November

James Turrell, Aten Reign, 2013. Daylight and LED light. Temporary site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © James Turrell | Photo: David Heald © SRGF

Dior is set to sponsor the Guggenheim Museum’s fall gala, honouring artists Christopher Wool and James Turrell.

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