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How Street Style Stars Get Dressed for Fashion Week

Yes, sometimes they do get paid.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>9907<p>Yes, sometimes they do get paid.<p>9.9K<p>SHARES<p>There's just days between now and the …

A Cool New Designer on Her Fashion Week Debut

In 2013, Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn founded The Line — an ecommerce site built on the idea that whether it’s a luxe nail clipper from Tokyo …

Diane von Furstenberg’s Strategies On How To Lead And When To Get Out Of The Way

The fashion icon has risen, fallen, and risen again. As she turns over her empire to a new CEO, here are her strategies for leadership.<p>Leaders from every industry often claim there’s no “I” in team in an effort to rally their troops. But to hear Diane von Furstenberg talk about the decades she’s …

Jack Dorsey

Diane von Furstenberg: On Being Part of the Solution

<i>Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight real life insight on how women have been able to turn weakness into strength. Each interview is the naked truth about breakdowns that inspired breakthroughs. These women have</i> …

Domestic Violence

“Made in China” really doesn’t mean what it used to

Among shoppers in the West, the notion persists (pdf) that “Made in China” indicates—to put it bluntly—junk. Many still prize labels boasting a product was made in, say, Italy—even if a growing number of Italian products come from factories that are Chinese-owned and staffed.<p>But the quality of …

China

US fashion companies are starting to look beyond China for sourcing apparel

China’s clothing manufacturing capabilities are so advanced, and still so relatively cheap for US fashion labels, that right now there are few good substitutes for producing there. But as Chinese production costs begin to creep up, American brands are scouting out other options, primarily in …

Clothing

Victoria Beckham, Fashion Transformer

Is fashion’s love affair with celebrity labels going out of style? Au contraire, argues Teri Agins.<p>Share Comment<p>By Robin Mellery-Pratt<p>As celebrity …

Victoria Beckham

BoF Exclusive | Inside Erdem's Retail Milestone

In our latest 'Inside Fashion' interview, BoF's Imran Amed sits down with Erdem Moralıoglu to discuss opening his first store and celebrating his …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Do You Know Who Your Consumer Is?

Brands and retailers now have the potential to track consumer interactions across any device, anywhere in the world, creating a ‘single view’ of …

How Do You Write a Fashion Business Plan?

In Part Two of BoF’s Fashion Business Basics, Imran Amed explains the importance of a business plan and how to approach writing one.<p><b>LONDON, United</b> …

Small Business

Do You Really Want to Start a Fashion Business?

In Part One of Fashion Business Basics, Imran Amed explains what budding fashion entrepreneurs need to know before they start their own label.<p><b>LONDON,</b> …

Small Business

How Do You Finance Your Fashion Business?

In Part Three of Fashion Business Basics, Imran Amed explains the different options available to emerging designers to finance their</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How Do You Create Brand Awareness?

In Part Four of Fashion Business Basics, BoF’s Imran Amed explains how to build brand awareness in the early years of a business.<p><b>LONDON, United</b> …

Public Relations

Op-Ed | Without Business Acumen, Designers Can’t Survive

Walter Van Beirendonck Head of Fashion, Royal Academy of Fine Arts<p>Op-Ed | Fashion Schools Should Focus on Creativity<p>Fashion houses want creative …

Walter Van Beirendonck

Seven Top Designers Share Their Best Business Advice

Young designers, from Alexander Wang to Christopher Kane, share the most important lesson that they learned from launching a fashion business.<p><b>LONDON,</b> …

Alexander Wang

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Small Business

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …

Entrepreneurship

How 4 Retailers Are Using Digital And Mobile To Create A More Seamless Shopping Experience

As the lines blur between online and offline shopping, we look at how bricks and mortar retailers are using beacons, RFID, 3-D printing, and other digital tools to offer a better user experience for platform agnostic customers.<p>British retailers are investing heavily in the use of digital and mobile …

Fast Fashion: 3 Ways That Startups are Changing the Way We Dress | Inc.com

Gone are the days when the mall was the only option people had for updating their wardrobes. A new vanguard of startups are bringing high fashion to the masses by combining innovative approaches to e-commerce with an eye for quality and design. And if the success of these three approaches is any …

Startups

#BWFridays: Fine food and fine company today at Byredo's Singapore launch. We can't be more excited that our favorite Swedish fragrance is landing on SG's shores, exclusively at @escentials from November.

How to Embrace Complex Change

Lee Wright<p>Denise Wang felt settled in her life in London. She had a great job as the divisional marketing chief at a UK-based consumer goods company; a supportive husband, Phil, who was a partner in an international consultancy; and two daughters, eight and 10, who had for the previous three years …

Management

Why Fashion Retailers Are Staging Food Experiences

From Burberry to Gucci to Ralph Lauren, fashion retailers are adding experiential elements like cafés and restaurants to their stores.<p><b>LONDON, United</b> …

eCommerce

This Week on BoF Careers: Theo Fennell, Aqua di Parma, Maiyet

Check out this week’s new partners and openings on BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Our Monday …