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Week in Review | Mark Parker, Chloé, Mukesh Bansal, Paris Fashion Week, Boomtowns, Kering

  • Imran Amed

LONDON, United Kingdom — Fashion month is over and, by now, most fashion week attendees have returned home after a four week pilgrimage from New York to London to Milan to Paris. It was one of the busiest seasons I can remember, but also a highly memorable one for the BoF team with the unveiling of the second annual BoF 500 along with our latest special print edition and 'Fashion at Work' video series, made in collaboration with i-D.

The main film — directed by Aaron Rose and starring members of the BoF 500, including Alexa ChungBinx WaltonCarine RoitfeldCharlotte TilburyDerek Blasberg, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Katie GrandNicola FormichettiSuzy Menkes, Susanna LauTim Blanks and Virginie Mouzat — is a must watch. But spending time with each of these fashion luminaries also offered us a unique chance to ask them a few questions on the side, giving rise to a series of short video interviews, which we began publishing on the site this week, starting with Carine Roitfeld. If you have some spare time this weekend, take a peek.

Please enjoy our top stories for the week gone by, including articles from our latest special print edition, available for sale here.

CEO Talk | Decoding Nike
In our latest CEO Talk, BoF meets designer turned chief executive Mark Parker to understand the 'right-brain/left-brain' balance that enables American sportswear giant Nike to innovate and execute at scale.

The Duo Taking Chloé to 'Another Level'
In less than four years, French luxury brand Chloé has quietly relaunched its second line and transformed its aesthetic, thanks to the company's energetic new creative director and CEO. On the eve of the brand's Paris runway show, BoF talks to Clare Waight-Keller and Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye about their partnership and joint aim to turn Chloé into a globally recognised powerhouse.

Mukesh Bansal, Online Fashion Guru to India's Masses
Start-up founders are natural multitaskers. But for Mukesh Bansal — founder and chief executive of Myntra, India's leading fashion e-commerce player — building a winning business required the focus to resist doing too many things at once, while finding the right blend of fashion and technology.

In Paris, Sex Sells, While Innovation is Scarce
In a season lacking in creativity, a burst of innovation came from Japan, while a small and precious handful of designers managed to blend sex and saleability with new ideas, says BoF columnist Angelo Flaccavento.

Black Gold Fuels Fashion Boomtowns
From Australia's wild west coast to the Canadian hinterland, new wealth from oil and gas is helping to turn remote cities into fashion-hungry hubs.

Placing Sustainability at the Heart of Kering
As luxury brands, it is essential that we place sustainability at the core of what we do, not least because it makes good business sense, argues Marie-Claire Daveu of Kering.

Op-Ed | An Industry in Denial: Fashion's Struggle with Compliance
As much as brands talk about compliance and concern for workers' rights and safety, the unfortunate reality is that price is still king, says Edward Hertzman.

And don't forget to check out BoF Weekly, a week in review published with Flipboard and updated every Saturday.

Imran Amed
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

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