LONDON, United Kingdom — The Business of Fashion is pleased to announce that following last year’s successful collaboration, McKinsey & Company will once again be the Exclusive Knowledge Partner for VOICES 2017, BoF’s annual gathering for big thinkers, which takes place at Oxfordshire’s Soho Farmhouse between November 29 and December 2.
As part of the partnership, BoF and McKinsey will co-publish The State of Fashion 2018, the second edition of an annual in-depth report providing a comprehensive business outlook for the fashion industry in the year ahead, with a rigorous analysis based on extensive qualitative and quantitative data including interviews with top industry executives; the BoF-McKinsey Global Fashion Survey; the McKinsey Global Fashion Index, a survey that tracks industry sales as well as operating and economic profits; and McKinsey’s FashionScope, a city-level growth forecasting tool.
The report, due to be released on November 30, will focus on 10 macro-trends spanning the global economy, consumer shifts and the fashion ecosystem, bringing to life the complex, multifaceted nature of the industry and the forces currently shaping it.
This year, Achim Berg, a senior partner with McKinsey in Frankfurt and global leader of McKinsey’s Apparel, Fashion & Luxury Group, will spearhead the collaboration, alongside Imran Amed, founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion. Sara Kappelmark, a partner in McKinsey’s Stockholm office and co-leader of McKinsey’s Scandinavian Apparel, Fashion & Luxury division and Robb Young, BoF's global markets editor are leading the day-to-day team.
The State of Fashion 2018 will be unveiled at this year's VOICES gathering, where attendees will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the report's contents at a Knowledge Breakfast hosted by McKinsey.
VOICES 2017, in partnership with QIC Global Real Estate, is an invitation-only event bringing together the trailblazers of the fashion industry, uniting them with the entrepreneurs and inspiring people who are shaping the wider world. To learn more about the gathering, visit our VOICES website.