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BoF brings you the top eight fashion news and analysis stories of the week.
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LONDON, United Kingdom — At the beginning of the week, BoF spoke to Matthew Moneypenny about building Great Bowery, fashion's super-agency. Elsewhere, newly-minted editor-in-chief of InStyle Laura Brown discusses her strategy for the magazine and Kendall vs. Kylie — whose cosmetics venture is winning over generation Z? Plus, an exclusive interview with Gucci's Marco Bizzarri on the brand's remarkable turnaround and why he won't markdown Alessandro Michele's collection. Catch up on these stories and more.

1. Building Great Bowery, Fashion's Super-Agency

The former Germania Bank at 190 Bowery, New York | Photo: Kevin Trageser The former Germania Bank at 190 Bowery, New York | Photo: Kevin Trageser

The former Germania Bank at 190 Bowery, New York | Photo: Kevin Trageser

Matthew Moneypenny talks to BoF about how he plans to make fashion industry talent as bankable as Hollywood actors.

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2. BoF Exclusive | Marco Bizzarri on Gucci's Remarkable Turnaround

Gucci store fronts | Source: Courtesy Gucci store fronts | Source: Courtesy

Gucci store fronts | Source: Courtesy

Speaking exclusively to BoF, Gucci president and chief executive Marco Bizzarri reveals the secrets behind the company’s comeback — and his decision not to markdown any of Alessandro Michele’s future collections.

3. Kendall vs Kylie: Whose Cosmetics Venture Is Winning Over Gen Z?

Source: Instagram/@kyliejenner, @kendalljenner Source: Instagram/@kyliejenner, @kendalljenner

Source: Instagram/@kyliejenner, @kendalljenner

How two beauty ventures, each fuelled by the bankability of sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner, illustrate how indie start-ups are challenging the supremacy of major beauty conglomerates.

4. Can Seoul Fashion Week Turn Buzz into Business?

Seoul's Dongdaemun Design Plaza | Source: Shutterstock Seoul's Dongdaemun Design Plaza | Source: Shutterstock

Seoul's Dongdaemun Design Plaza | Source: Shutterstock

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With a strong manufacturing base, government funding and a globe-conquering pop culture, Seoul Fashion Week wants to become a destination for international buyers. But it won’t be easy.

5. Laura Brown Talks New InStyle Strategy

Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of InStyle | Photo: Pierre Toussaint Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of InStyle | Photo: Pierre Toussaint

Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of InStyle | Photo: Pierre Toussaint

In an exclusive interview with BoF, the newly minted editor-in-chief reveals her plans for the celebrity-style bible.

6. Why Are Department Stores So Scared of Halloween?

Grandin Road's Halloween pop-up store at Macy's | Source: Shutterstock Grandin Road's Halloween pop-up store at Macy's | Source: Shutterstock

Grandin Road's Halloween pop-up store at Macy's | Source: Shutterstock

Consumer spending on Halloween will hit $8.4 billion this year, yet many department stores and fashion retailers are ignoring the opportunity.

7. Phyllis Posnick: Mistress of the 'Stopper'

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Guido Palau Wigs for the Costume Institute’s 'Punk: Chaos to Couture,' Patrick Demarchelier, May 2013 | Source: Courtesy Guido Palau Wigs for the Costume Institute’s 'Punk: Chaos to Couture,' Patrick Demarchelier, May 2013 | Source: Courtesy

Guido Palau Wigs for the Costume Institute’s 'Punk: Chaos to Couture,' Patrick Demarchelier, May 2013 | Source: Courtesy

Phyllis Posnick's visually-arresting images have defined her three-decade career. As her archive of work is compiled in a book, the stylist talks to Tim Blanks about her years at Vogue and working with Irving Penn.

8. Sam McKnight's Natural Touch

Sam McKnight | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF Sam McKnight | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

Sam McKnight | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

With a solo exhibition set to launch at London's Somerset House, the legendary hair stylist Sam McKnight opens up about Karl Lagerfeld, Princess Diana and the future of fashion.

In Other News:
Balenciaga Appoints New CEO
Kering Results Show 17% Surge at Gucci, Slip at Bottega Veneta
Report: American Apparel Preparing Second Bankruptcy Filing

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