PARIS, France — While Gucci and Louis Vuitton blame slumping sales on their upmarket drive they argue will help them regain some of their lost glory, there is growing evidence they are losing out to newer, more affordable luxury brands.
SHANGHAI, China — As Chinese shoppers get better acquainted with so- called accessible luxury brands, they’re discovering a designer wardrobe doesn’t have to cost them months of pay.
A range of retailers, from H&M to Tory Burch, are following the likes of Lululemon and Nike into the fast-expanding fashion-meets-fitness sweet spot.
Yesterday evening at London’s Central Saint Martins, Imran Amed sat down with American fashion designer and entrepreneur Tory Burch to discuss her personal and professional journey, from launching her company out of a New York apartment to building one of the hottest “accessible luxury” brands in the world.
We are pleased to present the full conversation between American designer Tory Burch and BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed, streamed live from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London on 26 November 2013.
In what has become a bi-annual BoF tradition, editor-in-chief Imran Amed looks back at the fashion season that’s just come to a close.