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Catch Up On BoF's Entrepreneurship Week

For BoF's first Entrepreneurship Week, we examined the growth trajectories of five successful fashion start-ups and the business-builders behind them.
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  • BoF Team

1. How Gentle Monster Rode the K-Pop Wave to $160 Million

Sunglass styles by Gentle Monster | Source: Courtesy Sunglass styles by Gentle Monster | Source: Courtesy

Sunglass styles by Gentle Monster | Source: Courtesy

BoF’s Entrepreneurship Week kicks off with a report on South Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster, which dodged the Warby Parker-clone trap with a design-led approach.

2. How Ancient Greek Sandals Defied its Country's Crisis

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Ancient Greek Sandals | Source: Courtesy Ancient Greek Sandals | Source: Courtesy

Ancient Greek Sandals | Source: Courtesy

BoF’s Entrepreneurship Week continues with the Athens-based start-up co-founded by an ex-Balenciaga footwear designer that grew over 51 percent year-on-year through the country's economic crisis.

3. Lisa Marie Fernandez's Restrained Swimwear Revolution

Lisa Marie Fernandez 2016春夏系列 | 图片来源:对方提供 Lisa Marie Fernandez 2016春夏系列 | 图片来源:对方提供

Lisa Marie Fernandez 2016春夏系列 | 图片来源:对方提供

Through a strategy of product iteration and timely category expansion, Lisa Marie Fernandez has built an influential swimwear brand, with sales set to double this year.

4. Scaling Sézane, France's First Online Fashion Brand

Sézane Spring Summer 2016 | Source: Courtesy Sézane Spring Summer 2016 | Source: Courtesy

Sézane Spring Summer 2016 | Source: Courtesy

Online-first Parisian fashion label Sézane has grown from an eBay store into a brand with 10,000 to 20,000 orders a month, poised to open its second physical store.

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5. How Aquazzura Built a Business By Making Sensible Shoes Sexy

Aquazzura co-founder Edgardo Osorio with (L-R) Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Petra Palumbo, Sabine Getty, Jemima Jones, Eugenie Niarchos, Anouska Beckwith and Roberta Benteler | Source: Courtesy | Photographer Chris Floyd Aquazzura co-founder Edgardo Osorio with (L-R) Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Petra Palumbo, Sabine Getty, Jemima Jones, Eugenie Niarchos, Anouska Beckwith and Roberta Benteler | Source: Courtesy | Photographer Chris Floyd

Aquazzura co-founder Edgardo Osorio with (L-R) Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Petra Palumbo, Sabine Getty, Jemima Jones, Eugenie Niarchos, Anouska Beckwith and Roberta Benteler | Source: Courtesy | Photographer Chris Floyd

BoF's Entrepreneurship Week continues with Florence-based footwear brand Aquazzura, which has tripled its business over the past two years to become one of the most promising labels in the luxury market.

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