LONDON, United Kingdom — This week, BoF spoke to Bruce Weber about how he creates his fantasy land through photography. We also examined whether the fashion industry has a mental health problem — and what companies can do about it. Elsewhere, after 10 years of incredible growth, has the off-price retail market reached saturation point?
Above all, the photographer draws on his inner fantasy life to conjure the circus of marching bands, jugglers, elephants, cheerleaders, Labradors and all-American male demigods that populate his work.
Fashion’s unique pressures can leave its workers vulnerable to mental health issues, impacting employees and employers alike. What can the industry learn from other sectors?
Struggling retailers continue to place bets on off-price, which is expected to grow between 6 and 8 percent by 2020. But how much is too much?
Bookazines and special interest publications offer struggling print magazines high-margin revenue opportunities and the promise of new readers. But are they canabalising the already-dwindling audience for monthly editions?
Fast fashion retailers are exploiting increased public interest in contemporary art with a slew of artist collaborations. Is it working?
The UK-based fast fashion e-tailer has filed a petition to incorporate Nasty Gal, Inc. in the United Kingdom, BoF has learned.
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