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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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.
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.
Today, BoF brings you an exclusive first look at Louis Vuitton’s ‘Celebrating Monogram’ collaboration with six art and design legends: Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo, each of whom have re-imagined the fashion powerhouse’s iconic monogram.
Menswear plays a poor relation to women’s styles at New York Fashion Week, but it is enjoying faster-growing sales and consumer tastes that are becoming more daring, experts say.
Associated British Foods Plc, the U.K. sugar and ingredient company, said sales and operating margin at its Primark budget fashion chain climbed, increasing the group’s full-year profits even as sugar sales slump.
It’s been one year since the once-hot Diesel hit the ‘reboot’ button. BoF spoke exclusively with the company’s new chief executive Alessandro Bogliolo, along with Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, artistic director Nicola Formichetti and creative director of Diesel Black Gold, Andreas Melbostad, for an inside look at how the company is re-energising the brand.
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