In the second session of BoF’s annual gathering, Balenciaga CEO Cedric Charbit, Ellen MacArthur, Tommy Hilfiger and others addressed virtual fashion, circularity and forging authentic collaborations. Elle announced it would stop publishing images of animal fur.
Fashion insiders including Remo Ruffini, Dries Van Noten, Samira Nasr, Virgil Abloh and José Neves were joined by experts from the wider worlds of science, technology, politics, economics and more to reflect on a year of global crisis and what’s next for the fashion industry and beyond.
Industry leaders including Remo Ruffini, Dries Van Noten and Harper’s Bazaar’s Samira Nasr offered ideas on how to solve some of fashion’s biggest problems, from outdated approaches to showing, delivering and discounting collections to the need for more meaningful inclusion.
Levi’s is also launching a second hand site this week as brands bet on new business models to connect with consumers and navigate the pandemic.
Listen to BoF's Imran Amed and McKinsey’s Achim Berg discuss the key themes that will define the global fashion industry in the next year.
Companies in the top 20 percent accounted for almost all the fashion industry’s economic profit over the past decade and polarisation is accelerating.