LONDON, United Kingdom — This week, we examined the problems facing US specialty apparel retailers J.Crew, Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as the technologies set to redefine fashion in 2017. Elsewhere, we sat down with Gosha Rubchinskiy to discuss the thinking behind his new multi-season partnership with Adidas Football. Also, Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccoli and Stefano Sassi on scaling the brand beyond €1 billion in annual revenue.
US specialty apparel retailers are running out of time to adapt before they die in a landscape dominated by price-conscious shoppers and fast fashion’s smarter supply chains.
BoF can exclusively reveal the thinking behind Gosha Rubchinskiy’s new multi-season partnership with Adidas Football, launched Thursday in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, amidst growing geopolitical tensions.
In their first-ever joint interview, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Stefano Sassi, creative director and chief executive of Valentino, speak to Imran Amed about their strategy as the brand scales beyond €1 billion in annual revenue and stages its first Pre-Fall show in New York.
From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence, CES 2017 offered not only a vision of the future, but solutions to many of the challenges facing the fashion business.
Behind every carefully cultivated look, there is a series of deals that net stylists and their agents thousands of dollars.
Fledgling fashion brand Co used product, price, place and promotion to cut through the noise in a discount-driven, digital-first era.
The first iteration of the collaboration, featuring limited-edition non-apparel items all under $100, reflects the company's focus on building cultural IQ and local relevance in the US.