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BoF LIVE | Gen-Z and Fashion in the Age of Realism

Gen-Zers are ushering in a new era for style while influencing and shifting buying behaviours — BoF’s Benjamin Schneider and Diana Lee unpack what fashion leaders need to do to appeal to these digital natives.
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The fashion industry is taking note of Gen-Z’s inexorable rise. This cohort, aged between 12 to 25, will increasingly influence cultural trends and move economies. As a digitally native and notably well-informed generation, Gen-Z places a high value on authenticity. For brands, this means aligning action with stated values and creating loyalty through engaging communities.

But it remains to be seen if brands and retailers are making the right assumptions about Gen-Z. In the latest #BoFLIVE event, BoF’s director of research and analysis, Diana Lee, and senior research lead, Benjamin Schneider, spoke with Anurag Banerjee, CEO and founder of insights firm Quilt.AI; Craig Brommers, CMO of American Eagle and Shaina Zafar, co-founder and CMO of Gen-Z marketing agency JUV Consulting

The conversation drew on analysis from BoF insights’ latest report on Gen-Z’s approach to fashion, outlining the six key Gen-Z personality clusters and the implications for the fashion industry, including how this generation is changing the way companies relate to consumers.

This #BoFLIVE event was based on ‘Gen-Z and Fashion in the Age of Realism” — BoF Insights.’ Click here to read the full analysis.

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