Getting the right fashion products to the right sales channels can be a highly complex process. In the final instalment of a three-part series supported by Lectra, The Business of Fashion traces the path of a product from factory to store, uncovering how technology and data are playing an increasingly important role in helping companies synchronise their supply chains.
For BoF’s second special print edition, The Companies & Culture Issue, cover star Victoria Beckham speaks to Imran Amed about how she has proven her critics wrong and become one of fashion’s fastest rising stars. The issue, with the full story, will launch on April 28 and is available for pre-order here.
London’s Mayfair continues to attract large numbers of high-net-worth individuals from around the world and the luxury brands that court them. But there are concerns in some quarters that the area’s high-end hipness is threatening the very characteristics that made it desirable in the first place.
NEW YORK, United States — Today, we look back at the first few days of New York Fashion Week with a selection of behind-the-scenes images from the Creatures of the Wind, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone and Suno shows, shot by trusty lensman Sonny Vandevelde.
NEW YORK, United States — Contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage photo dispatches from Victoria Beckham, Derek Lam, DKNY, Thakoon, Band of Outsiders and Patrick Ervell shows, held on day four of New York Fashion Week.
Gap to Buy Luxury Retailer Intermix (WSJ) “Gap Inc. is buying women’s fashion boutique Intermix Inc. for $130 million, a deal that will give the mostly casual-clothes retailer an opening to the all-important luxury market.” Is it time to invest in a little luxury? (Telegraph) “Luxury goods companies were the height of investment fashion in the spring, as their profits soared on demand from brand-hungry
NEW YORK, United States — What makes a successful fashion film? Is it a strong visual concept? Content that can be quickly parsed? A savvy distribution strategy? Humour? Provocation? A famous model or a catchy soundtrack? Creating compelling fashion videos has always been more art than science. But as we set about compiling our ranking of this season’s best films, we saw some interesting commonalities. While Cartier’s 3-minute CGI
British menswear will get the recognition it deserves this summer (Guardian) "It's not long now until British menswear finally emerges from the shadow of womenswear to stage its very own fashion event in London. Goodbye one day of men's fashion tacked to the end of the women's shows, and hello to a three-day blockbuster event all of its own." Arnault to invest in Maxime Simoens (FashionUnited) "LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault is making an investment in newcomer Maxime Simoens. According to WWD, industry sources say that Arnault will take an as yet unknown stake in the 27 year old Frenchman's eponymous brand." Fancy hits 500,000 users with Pinterest-like social shopping service (Gigaom) "Well, Fancy is not Pinterest big by any means but it’s seen its user base double…
Olivier Theyskens On Creativity & Commerce (Forbes) “Olivier Theyskens’ career is one for the books. The kind they teach you in fashion school about talent and creativity and its flip side, business and commerce. Olivier Theyskens 100: Fashion visionary. Olivier Theyskens 101:A business cautionary tale. His career is a minefield of lessons.” Victoria Beckham’s fashion line on track to make £60m (Telegraph)
China Looms Large in Luxury Industry’s Vision (NY Times) “If heritage is the tool fashion houses have turned to in the wake of the global financial crisis, then the actual market the luxury industry sees guaranteeing its future is China… while China booms, the industry is turning back to basics with more mature markets.” Victoria Beckham looking to build her label slowly (Reuters) “Victoria Beckham is
Asian-Americans Climb Fashion Industry Ladder (NY Times) “It was the first time that all three prizes given by the [CFDA] were awarded to designers who are Asian-American. That same night, the fashion council announced three scholarships, each for $25,000, won by student designers of Asian heritage.” Fashion brands are turning to the lucrative homewares market (Independent) “The trendy Swedish denim company Acne