NEW YORK, United States — As fashion week (or fashion month, if you take in all 28 days across the main four fashion capitals) kicks off here in New York, we are pleased to introduce BoF Fashion Week, a new industry-focused platform for independent coverage of the international shows.
Launching this weekend, BoF Fashion Week will offer an independent perspective on fashion month, including daily coverage of the season’s most important shows, led by BoF's new editor-at-large, Tim Blanks.
From Saturday, Tim — along with BoF contributors Angelo Flaccavento, Colin McDowell and Daniel Bjork — will begin posting their reviews on www.businessoffashion.com. We will also be offering a curated daily fashion week briefing, summarising each day's events in a handy email, delivered straight to your inbox.
We aim to spark a global industry-wide conversation on the shows and beyond. And we are looking forward to your thoughts and feedback. Here we go!
Enjoy our top stories for the week gone by:
Inside Fashion’s Instagram Wars
Fashion’s premier social media platform is a battleground for consumer engagement. Who is winning? And how are brands refining their strategies this season?
Michael Roberts: Fashion's Mr Outspoken
After more than 30 years on the front row, former Vanity Fair fashion director Michael Roberts still takes no prisoners. Colin McDowell meets the silver-tongued commentator whose first rule of fashion is to always say what he thinks.
The Business Behind the Billy Farrell Agency Lenses
Putting prestige clients before high-volume photo sales, BFA has taken over New York’s social scene. Now, the photo agency is expanding.
The Shifting Jigsaw Puzzle of Fashion Week Schedules
This season, all four fashion capitals will see brands from Givenchy and Pucci to Chloé and The Row moving their slots. Why the big change around?
Fast Fashion for the Face
In a bid to make their stores a one-stop destination, high street retailers are launching own-brand beauty lines.
Jill Wenger's Totokaelo: From Local Boutique to Global Aspirations
On the eve of Totokaelo’s New York store opening and the launch of its own ready-to-wear line, the founder and chief executive talks about her start in Seattle, global expansion plans and why e-commerce is the most important part of her business.
Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief