The Year Ahead: Mapping Fashion’s New Investment Hotspots
Having a clear perspective on where to invest globally will be more challenging than ever in 2023 as brands weigh up geopolitical and reputational risks alongside the economic potential of the regions in which they operate.
The seventh annual State of Fashion report by The Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company reveals the industry is heading for a global slowdown in 2023 as macroeconomic tensions and slumping consumer confidence chip away at 2022′s gains. Download the full report to understand the 10 themes that will define the industry and the opportunities for growth in the year ahead.
The global economy is in a fragile state. Geopolitical tensions, inflation and the climate crisis are heightening uncertainty and volatility — and weighing on consumer confidence. For fashion leaders, navigating this will require sharpened strategies.
People of Indian and Pakistani heritage are critical to the UAE’s fashion sector, leading billion-dollar retail empires, trading textiles and jewellery and stitching garments for Middle Eastern brands.
BoF sits down with Zainab Abdulrazzaq, founder of 3oud.com and organiser of the Oud Fashion Talks, to discover the next steps for the event, designed to cement Kuwait’s place on the international fashion map.