Today, BoF can report that Paris-based online product discovery platform Rad has raised €2.5M in a Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures.
Simons Starts Triumphantly at Dior (On the Runway) “The hardest thing to realize in fashion is that the future lies in the past. The second hardest thing is to forget the past. That precise turn of mind is what Raf Simons showed on Monday as he took control of Dior.” Schiap’s House Reborn (NY Times) “The mover and shaker behind the rebirth of the house of Schiaparelli is Diego Della Valle of Tod’s, who has created
Markets to Give France a Grace Period, Analysts Say (NY Times) “Of all the changes that have hit Europe during its long-running debt and economic crisis, a power shift in France, where François Hollande is preparing to take over as the country’s first Socialist president in 17 years, may prove to be one of the most significant.” How to Reach the Digital Affluent Male (Luxury Society) “Reaching the affluent male
PARIS, France — Last April, a journalist from French daily newspaper Le Figaro asked Frederic Lefebvre, French Secretary of State for Trade, to name his favourite book. His answer: “Without doubt Zadig and Voltaire, it is a lesson in life, I dip into it often.” Mr. Lefebvre was, of course, mixing up Zadig ou la Destinée written by Voltaire in 1748 with Zadig & Voltaire, the fifteen-year-old mid-market French fashion brand. And