Fashion’s luxury megabrands have long struck a delicate — and highly lucrative — balance between exclusivity and accessibility. But as digital media, globalisation and off-price retailing reshape the industry, are they in danger of losing the balance that made them so successful?
Source: The Luxury Brand Balancing Act
Like their counterparts in Silicon Valley, fashion entrepreneurs should begin by identifying real problems. Not enough dresses and handbags to choose from isn’t one of them, argues Ari Bloom.
Source: Op-Ed | To Build Successful Businesses, Start Solving Problems | Opinion, Op Ed | BoF
To survive a market turned upside down by uncertainty, sluggish growth and generational change, brands must act with purpose, argues BoF 500 member Jens Grede.
Source: Op-Ed | Act with Purpose, or Die | Opinion, Op Ed | BoF
Save for exceptions like Gucci, Fendi, Damir Doma and Giorgio Armani, most of the labels showing at Milan men’s fashion week ditched creation for product design.
Source: Creation, or Just More Product? | Fashion Show Review, Multiple, Menswear – Spring 2017 | BoF
Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials
Source: Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan’s ‘hardcore’ minimalists | World news | The Guardian
Indian Giver is an art exhibition about cultural appropriation, and its next stop could be the mall or a music festival.
Source: How Indigenous artists are taking back what the fashion industry stole – CBC Arts