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SOAK textile coating changes colour to warn wearers of dehydration

Dutch researcher Paulien Routs has worked with conceptual design studio Droog to develop a spray for activewear that monitors wearers' hydration …

Tissue Engineering

CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry's Connected Culture

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company's connected culture as the company launches its first fragrance since taking its beauty business in house earlier this year.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> With Angela Ahrendts at the helm, …

Angela Ahrendts

Experts Predict: How Much Longer Will Sneakers Be Hot?

For the past five years, the athletic market has been turning out robust sales numbers for the footwear industry.<p>So at a panel discussion on Tuesday …

Sneakers

How to Manage Millennials: Tips From the CEOs of Adidas, Journeys & Other Footwear Firms

Every day Jim Estepa receives personal telephone calls from the Journeys store and district managers who want to talk about their days at one of the …

Millennials

How the Unisex Fashion Revolution Will Change the Way We Shop

Size, price, fitting rooms and marketing are all poised for change.<p>Ungendered. Gender neutral. Genderless. Gender non-conformist.<p>“Those are …

Fashion

The Next Phase of Inclusive Fashion: Designing for the Disabled

It’s an understatement to say that those of us with free range of movement in our arms and legs don’t realize how easy it is to shop for clothes. We complain about being in-between sizes, feeling disappointed by our favorite designers, or getting overwhelmed by massive high-street chains—so many …

Fashion Journalism

Virgil Abloh’s 12th Off-White Store Is a Secret Gallery in New York

Soho is a hotbed for luxury retail, and smack dab in between Prada, Supreme, Nike, Céline, and Chanel is Virgil Abloh’s first Off-White store in the U.S. Just don’t call it a store. Like all of Abloh’s projects, this one has many facets. Instead of erecting a sign in front and declaring it …

Fashion

Ralph Lauren is trying a new escape tactic to survive the retail apocalypse — and it's dangerous for Macy's

Ralph Lauren is cutting ties with department stores to save itself.<p>During the company's most recent earnings call, on Tuesday, new CEO Patrice Louvet, announced that the brand would be scaling back on inventory stocked in underperforming department stores.<p>He claimed that by the end of next October, …

Trends

Dissecting the Jimmy Choo Michael Kors Deal

What does Michael Kors’ $1.2 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo mean for the high-end shoemaker and the accessible luxury giant?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Jimmy Choo is changing hands. Again. This time, the luxury shoemaker is being acquired by accessible luxury giant Michael Kors from its previous …

Jimmy Choo

Forget $10,000 watches, there's money in $2,000 handbags

Shoppers are snapping up $2,000 Marcie handbags and ruffled blouses

Fashion

Giorgio Armani rationalises brands as revenues fall

Italian luxury group Giorgio Armani announced plans to slash the number of brands it sells and restructure its store network as it reported group …

Luxury

Guess nel mirino dell'antitrust in Europa

La scure dell’antitrust Ue potrebbe abbattersi su Guess (nella foto un adv). L’Ue ha infatti deciso di avviare un’indagine approfondita sulle …

How Chanel Successfully Curbed Counterfeiters

BIG brands don't take counterfeiters lying down, and Chanel is the latest luxury fashion house to stand up for itself this week. The house, helmed by …

Fashion

Designers Take Copyright Infringement Into Their Own Hands

Designers are turning to social media, as well as legal action, in the fight against knockoffs.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> A US district judge in Manhattan made headlines on Friday when she ruled that Ivanka Trump, current first daughter and founder of a namesake fashion line, must make time to …

Fashion

Power Moves | Pal Zileri Names Creative Director, Condé Nast Britain Appoints Chief Digital Officer

This week, Pal Zileri appoints Rocco Iannone as its new creative director, while Condé Nast Britain names Simon Gresham Jones chief digital officer.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.<p><b>Pal Zileri appoints creative director</b><br>Menswear label Pal Zileri …

Advertising

'Imitation isn't the best form of flattery if it costs you your business'

One in four small businesses have had their intellectual property rights infringed in the past five years. But many are reluctant to take action<p>For the past four years, Mick Quinn, co-founder of Raft Furniture, has been embroiled in a legal battle to defend his intellectual property (IP) rights …

Small Business

Ti vestirai solo online

Pochi giorni fa, Amazon ha lanciato il servizio Wardrobe per i suoi utenti Prime: si tratta di una nuova opzione che permette di ricevere a casa i …

Will Amazon Eat Fashion?

This week, the e-commerce giant took another step towards realising its ambitions in fashion, launching a new ‘try before you buy’ service, Amazon Prime Wardrobe, and a reported distribution partnership with Nike.<p><i>Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive weekly briefing is ready.</i> <i>Don't forget to check</i> …

Condé Nast

Judge Orders Ivanka Trump to Testify in Footwear Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Brought By Aquazzura

Ivanka Trump must testify in a trademark infringement dispute involving one of the shoe designs of her namesake brand, a judge ruled on Friday.<p>The …

Azienda di scarpe italiana l'accusa di plagio: Ivanka Trump dovrà testimoniare

Lo ha deciso la giudice federale di New York. Secondo Acquazzurra, la società della figlia del presidente ha copiato una linea di sandali<p>Un sandalo …

Valentino sues Steve Madden over purses

Steve Madden, a fashion company, has landed itself in hot water with rival Valentino over purses and strap designs.<p>Valentino accused Steve Madden of …

Puma suffers blow in IP dispute with Forever 21

Puma has suffered a blow in its design patent, trade dress and copyright dispute with Forever 21, after failing to obtain an injunction against the …

Yoox Net-a-Porter group announces decision to go fur-free

1/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>2/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>3/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>4/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>5/31 Fendi at the …

Rome

The Booms and Busts of American Luxury

While Europe’s luxury houses play a long game, working hard to maintain the perception of exclusivity, America’s largest luxury businesses tend to follow a turbulent cool/not cool cycle.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — Today’s luxury market is about maintaining the illusion of exclusivity, while selling …

Luxury

Bits & Bytes | Snap's Spectacles Designer, Fashion Steps Up to Smartwatches

This week, how Lauryn Morris fused fashion and tech to design Snapchat Spectacles, while Tag Heuer and Fossil go all-in on smartwatches.<p>"That Spectacles could succeed in being the most exciting new gadget of the year where Google Glass failed and Microsoft and Magic Leap have been slow to …

Wearable Tech

Luxury brands look for new models in a radical era

On a recent Saturday in Soho in downtown New York, lines of shoppers in white sneakers and striped Breton tops buzzed for the fifth floor of a …

Scarpellini & Naj-Oleari sponsors the Luxury Law Summit, London 16th May 2017 | Scarpellini Naj-Oleari & Associati

For the third year running, Scarpellini Naj-Oleari & Partners are sponsoring the “Luxury Law Summit“, the global forum, organized by The Global Legal …

Luxury

Bits & Bytes | Using Tech to Spot Luxury Fakes, Do Beauty Apps Drive Sales?

This week, portable scanning devices are exposing counterfeit luxury goods, while virtual makeover technology helps bolster makeup sales.

Luxury

Could Moncler’s Outerwear Reign Be Coming to an End?

The Italian luxury outerwear brand has been downgraded by Luca Solca, head of luxury goods sector at Exane BNP Paribas, who believes its growth will begin to ease off later this year.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Over the past few years, Moncler has consistently outperformed the luxury sector. While …

Luxury