2 March 2016
In the ninth instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we study Pierre Balmain, the designer who preferred making money to making waves. With the support of Cecil Beaton and Gertrude Stein, the couturier found himself feted on a global stage after just one collection. But a career chasing the custom of foreign royalty and Hollywood's finest at the expense of Parisien society left his legacy in tatters.
11 January 2016
11 January 2016 • By Robin Mellery-Pratt
27 November 2015
In the fourth instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we meet the creator of the “little black dress,” who took her cues from a country in mourning. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the designer doyenne who founded fashion’s most famous house, used her lovers’ money to establish herself and rewrote the rulebook with her mannish collections.
23 November 2015
In the seventh instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, meet the late bloomer who invented the ‘New Look.’ It took Christian Dior four decades to put on a show but the gallerist turned designer won over Paris from the word go.
The State of Education
19 October 2015
30 August 2015
In the second instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we study the life of Jeanne Lanvin, the milliner turned mogul who outlived the competition. She built the longest-running fashion house in the world on cloche hats, feminine clothes and a fragrance which is still around to this day.
26 August 2015
25 August 2015
24 August 2015
24 August 2015
24 August 2015 • By Kati Chitrakorn
Phoebe Philo Said to Be Exiting Céline
The Changing Face of Fashion PR
Kris Wu: China’s Influencer ‘Triple Threat’
The Old Fashion System Is Setting New Designers up for Failure
Africa vs the USA: A Secondhand Clothing Showdown
Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Jerry Storch Is Leaving
With $2 Billion IPO Under Belt, SMCP Plots China Growth
The Trouble With Digital Advertising
For Beauty Marketers, the New Buzzword Is ‘Anti-Pollution’
How BFF Marketing Became the M.O. for Women’s Direct-to-Consumer Brands
How Christian Dior Is Training Its Next Generation of Craftsmen
Amazon Expands in Brazil
Lights, Camera, Selfie!
Tommy Hilfiger Creates Fashion Line for People With Disabilities
Stitch Fix Files For IPO
BoF to Launch Salons at VOICES in Partnership With QIC Global Real Estate
Rent the Runway Introduces Lower Price Subscription Plan
Abercrombie & Fitch Draws on Legacy for New Look
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Pioneer of the 'Female Gaze'