Three Instagram-Famous Bag Brands with a New Formula for Success – BOF

LOS ANGELES, United States — Search #cultgaia on Instagram and you’ll find over 12,600 posts dedicated to the young brand, whose $128 “Ark” clutch has become an influencer favourite over the past two seasons. Cult Gaia’s success is just one example of how a new wave of competitively-priced, emerging brands is […]

QUEEN ELIZABETH 2017 HONOURS LIST

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Each year, Queen Elizabeth II – the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch – releases a list that recognises individuals for their outstanding services. In 2017, the fashion industry has received honourable nods with Anya Hindmarch and Victoria Beckham amongst those who will receive the exceptional accolades. Hindmarch, recently nominated for International […]

COACH ANNOUNCES SELENA GOMEZ AS THE NEW FACE OF THE BRAND

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New York based brand Coach announced it’s partnership with famous actress and singer Selena Gomez. She is now the new face of the brand and will be featured on Coach’s Fall 2017 fashion campaign. This endorsement came with a high price tag of 10 million dollars! Take a look below […]

SAUDI DESIGN QUEENS: PUSHING BOUNDARIES OF ART AND TRADITION

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Design, the arts and females leading innovation in the cultural field are not things you might associate with Saudi Arabia. Enter young entrepreneur Basma Bouzo and interior designer Wadha Rashed. Basma is the co-founder of Saudi Design Week, an event that seeks to foster local talent and create opportunities for […]

CHANEL X CAROLINE DE MAIGRET LAUNCH NEW LIFESTYLE PORTAL

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Following her monochromatic video showcasing Chanel’s new coveted derby shoes, Caroline de Maigret has now launched a new lifestyle site in partnership with the luxury label. Named CdMdiary, the Chanel-centric site is designed as a platform for the model to share her views on fashion, food and experiences, with a […]

Amazon in Talks to Buy Souq.com for $1 Billion

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Amazon.com Inc. is in talks to acquire Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com FZ for about $1 billion in a deal that will give the e-commerce giant a footprint in the high-growth Middle East market, according to people familiar with the matter. Seattle-based Amazon is considering a bid for […]

REMEMBERING SONIA RYKIEL, The free spirited Queen of Knitwear

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What’s a girl got to do to find maternity wear that fits in the 60s? Create your own sweaters and dresses of course! Sonia Rykiel, who died at the age of 86, in her home in Paris two days ago, became a designer by accident. After creating her own pregnancy […]

H&M’s Next Target: The Indian Middle Class

Five years behind Zara, the Swedish high-street giant has opened its first store in India. BoF meets CEO Karl-Johan Persson to talk strategy and stratification in the Indian subcontinent. Crowds at the opening of H&M's first store in India | Source: Courtesy

NEW DELHI, India — The Saket Select Citywalk mall is where New Delhi’s fashion-literate middle class comes to shop. There are Zara dresses, Gap sweaters, MAC cosmetics, all in an air-conditioned sanctuary. The latest arrival to the mall is a two-storey H&M store, India’s first. “A t-shirt at H&M costs […]

Paris Newcomer Koché Collides Couture and Streetwear

This month, our Spotlight shines on Christelle Kocher, whose one-year-old streetwear-inflected brand Koché is tapping couture techniques. Koché Autumn/Winter 2015 | Source: Koché

PARIS, France — Christelle Kocher is at a pivotal moment in her career. When Paris Fashion Week kicks off on September 29, the designer of French label Koché will stage her first ever runway show — on the same day as Jacquemus and Anthony Vaccarello — no small feat for […]