Two Years After Entering Market, Yoox Launches Chinese Site (Jing Daily) “Two years after entering the China market with the launch of emporioarmani.cn, this week Milan-based designer discount e-commerce site Yoox launched a new Chinese site, Yoox.cn.” M&S retail veteran Bostock to join Asos (FT) “Kate Bostock, the former head of non-food retailing at Marks and Spencer, is to join Asos, the online fashion
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
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 SHOWstudio.com 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.
LONDON, United Kingdom — SHOWstudio.com 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 SHOWstudio.com, 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…
[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 SHOWstudio.com, the groundbreaking website which was founded exactly ten…
“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 Vogue.com 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.
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
LONDON, United Kingdom — For many fashion companies, 2009 was the year the internet arrived. In the face of an unprecedented economic crisis and overwhelming evidence that affluent consumers are highly active online, senior executives across the industry are finally starting to embrace digital media with a new strategic seriousness. There was no better sign of this than the impressive gala held during London Fashion Week to
Watch in High Quality at SHOWstudio.com LONDON, United Kingdom — Digital fashion film has gained real momentum over the last couple of seasons. Using sound and movement to communicate fashion in a way that’s emotionally charged, cost-effective and easily distributed, the format has been adopted for online editorial and fashion week presentations alike. But it’s important to remember that new formats are only as
LONDON, United Kingdom — Pioneered by SHOWstudio and powered by the spread of broadband internet and the popularity of video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, fashion film has emerged as the most influential new format for fashion editorial online. Shorts like "Black and White," captured on set by Nick Knight and former assistant Ruth Hogben during Mr Knight's shoots for British Vogue, use music and movement to communicate the power and poetry of fashion in a way that static editorial simply can't. Fashion film has taken off at Dazed Digital also. "We have been experimenting with some of these directors to shoot fashion videos direct to the web and the results are cost effective and really impressive," said Jefferson…
Last time we surveyed the rapidly changing landscape of digital fashion media. Today, in the second part of our series on the future of fashion magazines, we explore the experimental approach that online pioneers like Jefferson Hack and Nick Knight are using to create unique content and experiences that truly bring fashion magazines into the digital age.