Fashion’s EBay Obsessives

Louis Vuitton's 'Dou Dou' bears are among the rare items that can be found on EBay | Source: Louis Vuitton

A slew of slick, highly curated sites are aiming to disrupt the business of vintage. But for many fashion insiders, it’s the unpolished and uncurated eBay that continues to make fashion hearts beat faster.

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Bubble and Speak | Steven Tai

Susie Bubble wearing Steven Tai | Photo: Steve Salter

Today, in the second instalment of Bubble and Speak, columnist Susanna Lau, a.k.a. Susie Bubble, examines the work of Steven Tai. LONDON, United Kingdom — For the last 27 years, the Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography has been a hotbed of design talent, producing grand prize winners like Viktor & Rolf, Felipe Oliveira Baptista and, more recently, Anthony Vaccarello. I attended Hyères in 2007 and 2008 and was impressed by

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Op-Ed | Fashion’s Unsung Internet Forums

Today, in our latest Op-Ed, Eugene Rabkin, founder of stylezeitgeist.com, examines the unique dynamics of influential, but largely unsung, fashion forums. NEW YORK, United States — Much has been written about the rise of independent fashion blogs as both influential voices and viable businesses. But much less discussed are fashion-focused discussion sites, or forums, the Internet’s original hubs for independent fashion commentary.

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Bubble and Speak | Leutton Postle

Susie Bubble wearing Leutton Postle S/S 2013 | Photo: Steve Salter

Today, we are pleased to bring you the first instalment of Bubble and Speak, a recurring column penned by Susanna Lau, also known as Susie Bubble, on the young design talents on her highly attuned fashion radar. LONDON, United Kingdom — In 2010, London’s Central Saint Martins Fashion MA course produced a new wave of minimal designers, such as Thomas Tait, Matthew Harding and Jackie J.S. Lee. But the following year, the graduates

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BoF Celebrates 5 Years in Florence

BoF Celebrates 5 Years at Polimoda, 21 June 2012, Florence | Photo: Polimoda

FLORENCE, Italy — Following back-to-back parties to celebrate our 5th anniversary in New York and London earlier this year, on Thursday evening, members of the fashion community gathered at the Villa Favard in Florence, home of Polimoda, for another spectacular birthday bash. Under the direction of Linda Loppa, Polimoda is quickly emerging as Italy’s leading fashion school. And it’s no wonder. Herself a graduate of

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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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The Best of BoF | Top 10 Articles of 2011

Scott Schuman | Photo: Garance Doré

LONDON, United Kingdom — It’s hard to believe 2011 is coming to a close. It’s been an action packed year in the business of fashion. From the rise of digital to the fall of Galliano, and everything in between, BoF has found itself exploring the heart of an ever-changing fashion ecosystem, fuelled by creativity, digital innovation and globalisation. We are grateful to all of the fashion visionaries, entrepreneurs and

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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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The Fashion Trail | Australia, Against All Odds

Dion Lee S/S 2011 at Sydney Opera House | Photo: BoF

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian fashion has an image problem. When I mentioned to friends that I was thinking of attending Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney, the reaction ranged from raised eyebrows to incredulous laughter. Others quipped that the sum total of Australia’s contribution to global fashion could be distilled down to Ugg boots and swimwear. “Surely you’d only be going to take some time in the

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