Swarovski Spins Ambitious Web Across the Fashion Jewellery Market

Atelier Swarovski A/W 2014 by Viktor&Rolf | Photo: Jason Lloyd Evans/Swarovski

The family-owned cut crystal company has already transformed itself into one of the world’s leading jewellery retailers, but their ambitions have grown to keep pace with the expanding market for fashion jewellery.

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Role Call | Will Forrester, Chief Merchandising Officer

Will Forrester of Temperley London | Photo: Adrian Lourie

Will Forrester, chief merchandising officer at womenswear and bridal brand Temperley London, says that as the industry becomes more globally minded, merchandisers have to consider all buying initiatives with multiple perspectives.

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The Three P’s of Lucas Hugh: Product, Positioning, Persistence

Lucas Hugh A/W 2014 | Source: Lucas Hugh

With an appearance in blockbuster film The Hunger Games and stockists like Net-a-Sporter, high-end activewear brand Lucas Hugh is poised for growth. BoF speaks to founder Anjhe Mules about how years of product development and premium positioning in an ascendant category have paid off.

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What is Christopher Bailey Really Worth to Burberry?

Christopher Bailey | Source: Courtesy

In his new combined role as chief executive and chief creative officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey has come under fire from investors for his pay package. But what is he really worth to Burberry, and how can he quell the shareholder revolt?

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Marks & Spencer Clothes Sales Drop Again as Gains Elude Bolland

Marks & Spencer's ladies campaign | Source: Marks & Spencer

LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest clothing retailer, reported a 12th straight quarterly drop in non-food sales as Chief Executive Officer Marc Bolland struggles to turn around the company’s fortunes.

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