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Mining a Legacy at Dior

For the first time in its history, the house of Dior has a female creative director in Maria Grazia Chiuri. But without more time to osmose the …

Denim and Feminism at Dior

Since yesterday, when Maria Grazia Chiuri showed her first collection for Dior at the Rodin Museum, my thoughts have jumped about like the bumblebees …

Chiuri at Dior targets Millennials with eclectic wardrobe

PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior's first woman designer, on Friday took the fashion brand in a new direction with a maiden eclectic collection aimed at connecting with young consumers and re-invigorating sales.<p>Chiuri, who arrived at Dior in July after two decades at Valentino, put …

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At Home in Puglia with Ludovica + Roberto Palomba

<b>PalombaSerafini</b>’s, Ludovica and Roberto’s home near <b>Lecce, Puglia</b>, is exactly how one would imagine the ideal, whitewashed Italian country house, …

Design Advice From Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner

Developer Jared Kushner enlists the aid of a style experthis wife, Ivanka Trumpto create the ultimate model loft in SoHo's historic Puck Building<p>Developer Jared Kushner enlists the aid of a style expert—his wife, Ivanka Trump—to create the ultimate model loft in SoHo's historic Puck Building

Interior Design

BoF Exclusive | Justin O’Shea Enlists Metallica For Brioni’s Radical Repositioning

Rock band Metallica are the stars of Brioni’s first advertising campaign under creative director Justin O'Shea, reflecting a radical, masculine …

These Two Guys Are Changing How We Think About Fashion

“RULE-BREAKING” IS A PHRASE thrown around in fashion a lot. But who makes these rules? And aren’t rules what fashion is based on? After all, fashion isn’t just the clothes on your back. ­It’s the form of those clothes at a given moment, adhering to certain codes that define them as …

Christopher Simmonds: 'I Think People Get the Message on Gucci Now'

The art director behind Gucci’s latest campaigns tells BoF about working with Alessandro Michele and why designers are not the only ones suffering …

Can Young Luxury Brands Bypass Wholesale?

More and more emerging fashion designers are adopting a direct-to-consumer model, wooed by the promise of higher margins and a closer relationship …

Interview: Hunting For George | Loft Collection

When you’ve got yourself a new place or you’re just looking to change things up in your current apartment, it’s always handy to have a go-to shop to …

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The Digital Iceberg

Fashion brands are adapting their marketing strategies for a digital reality that goes far deeper than online sales.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — On the …

Tim Walker’s Fantasy World

Tim Walker tells BoF about working for Avedon, rejecting social media and why there is a “need for dreams and truth in fashion” like never</b> …

A Cultural History of the Souvenir Jacket

Get to know a little bit more about the contentious and luxurious outerwear staple.<p>As with many clothing designs, the souvenir jacket is one garment that has evolved past its cultural origins and integrated itself into popular culture. The distinctive embroidered style was originally created for …

High Fashion

James Jebbia on Taking Supreme Global

In a rare interview, the press-shy founder speaks exclusively to BoF about Supreme’s new Paris store — set to open later this week — and the …

Meet the Inspiring Visionary Behind Violet Grey

Cassandra Grey, the visionary and mastermind behind the popular Los Angeles beauty brand Violet Grey, has emerged as an authoritative force in the …

BoF Exclusive | Marc Jacobs Speaks on ‘My America’ Campaign

The designer talks casting, Instagram and working with chief executive Sebastian Suhl to take the company to the next level.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> …

Exclusive: Lauren Santo Domingo on the Quiet Success of Moda Operandi

The co-founder of the high-end e-tailer talks frankly about her 1%-based vision.<p>Lauren Santo Domingo is one of those semi-famous people only …

Andrew Rosen Talks Trouble in the Contemporary Market

Contemporary brands are feeling the squeeze. Theory chief executive Andrew Rosen — the man who pioneered the category — reflects on the state of the …

The Risks of Changing Creative Directors

Changing the guard at the creative helm of a major fashion house is capital-intensive but can reap great rewards. What’s at stake when fashion houses …

Why Burberry Disrupting the Industry Could be a Good (and Very Bad) Thing for Fashion

For anyone who follows the industry, there’s little doubt that fashion has been hurtling towards a sizeable fork in the road for some time now.<p>Of the …

Fashion Week

Balwyn House in Melbourne by Fiona Lynch Design Office.

Balwyn House is the latest residential project completed by Melbourne-based Fiona Lynch Design Studio. The project is a new build for one of the …

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Sundays are for naps, catching up on todo lists, and a good dose of eye candy. This location home in Primrose Hill, London is epic and definite eye …

Resetting China’s Luxury Compass

Monica Vinader<p>Op Ed | Exceeding Expectations in Hong Kong<p>Hong Kong is getting a bad rap as megabrands face tough times in the market, but for smaller …

Nicolas Ghesquière: uncharted territory

<i>Taken from the winter 2015 issue of Dazed:</i><p>Keeping up with Nicolas Ghesquière as he hurtles towards some yet undiscovered future is electrifying. In just two years, he’s transported us to the deep-space desert of Palm Springs and sent us crashing through digital frontiers. In fact, at Louis Vuitton, …

Why Orlebar Brown Turned to Franchising

Orlebar Brown has used franchising to expand its global footprint, gaining a first-to-market advantage in important geographies without expending …

Louis Vuitton’s designer Kim Jones is the Brit defining contemporary menswear

Kim Jones is the most important menswear designer you've probably never heard of. You'll have heard of Louis Vuitton, though – the most valuable …

BoF Exclusive | JW Anderson Experiments With ‘Workshops’ Uniting Culture and Commerce

Jonathan Anderson talks exclusively to Tim Blanks about the thinking behind his new retail ‘Workshops,’ set to launch today next door to London’s Ace …