6 Emerging Fashion Brands Worth Investing In

Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter 2014 | Source: NowFashion

In the last two years, emerging fashion brands like Christopher Kane, Altuzarra, JW Anderson, Nicholas Kirkwood and Roksanda have attracted a flurry of investment. Who’s next? BoF identifies the young fashion labels we would bet on, based on their commercial and creative potential.

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Retail Recon | In Shoreditch, All’s Good in the Hood

Goodhood store at 151 Curtain Road | Source: Courtesy

Seven years after it debuted as a small independent clothing boutique, East London-based Goodhood brings its eclectic and highly curated mix of fashion, accessories and home goods to a new 3,000 square-foot flagship, combining edgy lifestyle boutique with an intimate neighbourhood feel.

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Amy Astley on the Symbiotic Relationship Between Fashion and Young Hollywood

Maisie Williams, Nicola Peltz | Photo: Josh Olins for Teen Vogue

To coincide with the debut of Teen Vogue’s annual ‘Young Hollywood’ issue, BoF talks to editor-in-chief Amy Astley about the increasingly symbiotic relationship between young actors and fashion brands.

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Introducing ‘Polymaths & Multitaskers,’ Our 2nd Annual #BoF500 Print Edition

Cover of the BoF 500 ‘Polymaths & Multitaskers’ Special Print Edition

Our second annual BoF 500 print edition examines some of the overachieving Polymaths & Multitaskers making outsized contributions to the global fashion industry. It’s not out until September 22, but is available for pre-order now.

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5 Lessons from Lulu Kennedy

For nearly 15 years, Lulu Kennedy has helped to guide young British designers like Roksanda Ilincic, Jonathan Saunders and JW Anderson through the critical early stages of building their labels. Now, with her own label, Lulu & Co, set to show on schedule at London Fashion Week for the first time, Kennedy shares five lessons for emerging designers.

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Behind the Vans Boom

A scene from "Vans 'Off the Wall' 1966" movie | Source: Vans

More than a fashion trend, Vans has maintained double-digit growth for 19 consecutive quarters. BoF speaks to Kevin Bailey, president of the action sports division of VF Corporation, which owns Vans, to understand the key components of the company’s strategy.

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Op-Ed | For Musicians, Fashion’s Double-Edged Sword

(L) Azealia Banks in '212' music video; (R) An outtake from '1991' album cover | Source: Azealia Banks

The worlds of music and fashion have long embraced each other to mutual benefit. But emerging musicians should tread carefully when courted by the fashion industry, lest they dilute their authenticity and alienate fans, argues Delphine Roche.

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