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The Best of BoF 2015 | Global Currents

To round off the year, we revisit the articles that sparked the most debate, yielded the biggest insights, and got the fashion industry talking in 2015. Today, we highlight some of the top stories from our Global Currents channel.
Chow Tai Fook's 'Reflections of Siem' collection | Source: Chow Tai Fook
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  • BoF Team

China's Fashion Business Billionaires
About 20 percent of China's 200 or so billionaires can thank the fashion business for at least part of their fortunes. But how did these fascinating characters get to the top?

'Made in Portugal' is on the Rise
With a leather manufacturing heritage equal to that of luxury production powerhouses France and Italy, and offering comparable quality at a significantly lower cost, 'Made in Portugal' is on the rise.

For Japan's Visvim, Old is the New New
BoF speaks to Visvim designer Hiroki Nakamura, whose label has attracted a global cult following by breathing new life into traditional American workwear.

Tapping the $31 Billion Africa Opportunity
Sub-Saharan Africa's combined apparel and footwear market is already worth $31 billion, according to data modelled by Euromonitor. BoF spotlights six firms that are beating the odds and cashing in.

Why Isn't Germany a Bigger Fashion Player?
Germany is Europe's biggest consumer of fashion. So why isn't the country a bigger force in the international fashion world?

A Shrinking Market: Is This Brazil's 'New Normal?'
Fashion brands rely on Brazil as their cash cow in Latin America, but how resilient is the luxury market as economic crisis deepens in the country?

East of Eden: How Russia's Isolationism is Impacting Fashion (Retail)
At the beginning of the year, Russia was one of the world's most promising fashion markets. But in the last ten months, isolationist policies combined with a fragile financial climate have seen the country's economy plummet.

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