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Building Great Bowery, Fashion's Super-Agency

NEW YORK, United States — 190 Bowery is one of the most mythic buildings in all of Gotham. Erected in 1898 as the Germania Bank, it was abandoned and decrepit by the time the photographer Jay Maisel raised $102,000 — less than half of what it cost to build — to purchase the building in 1966. Maisel and his family lived and worked in its …

BoF Exclusive | Marni Names Francesco Risso Creative Director

MILAN, Italy — BoF can exclusively reveal that Marni has appointed Francesco Risso as its new creative director, as founder Consuelo Castiglioni steps down after more than 20 years. It was widely rumoured during Milan Fashion Week that the Spring/Summer 2017 collection would be Castiglioni’s last at Marni. Her departure was confirmed this morning. Castiglioni’s decision to step down was personal, she said in a statement. …

Kate Moss Inc: How the World-Famous Supermodel Is Building a Business of Her Own

HYDRA, Greece — For almost three decades, Kate Moss has been one of the most recognisable, most photographed and most talked about people on the planet. She has graced more covers of Vogue around the world than anyone else — so many, her team does not have a final tally — and has been the face of countless brands, notably Calvin Klein, for which she …

Yohji Yamamoto's Black Magic

PARIS, France — Punk, for Yohji Yamamoto, is a state of mind that never tires. While his contemporaries become milder with the years, the king of black gets sharper and punchier, his asymmetric tailoring a thing of harsh beauty, his sense of drape dryly poetic. The magic about this designer is that you go to his shows imagining exactly what you will see — a sea …

Grace Coddington: ‘How Privileged We Were to Have Such Crazy Freedom’

LONDON, United Kingdom — At Grace Coddington‘s 70th birthday celebrations, Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, described the legendary stylist as “the heart and soul of the magazine, its guardian at the gate, its beacon of excellence.” Coddington, who is now 75, stepped down from her role as creative director of the title in January to assume the newly established position of creative director at …

Fashion Immediacy at Ralph Lauren

NEW YORK, United States — Over the past three days, the team at Ralph Lauren was busy constructing bleachers outside the entrance of the designer’s Madison Avenue flagship and enclosing them with 75 individual glass panels. The goal was to create a “jewel box” that housed a makeshift runway, where the designer presented a second Autumn/Winter 2016 collection on Wednesday night. Clients who attended the event, which …

Tommy Hilfiger’s Time

NEW YORK, United States — On Friday night, 2,000 guests — some consumer, some friends and family, some industry insiders — stepped onto Tommy Pier, the Tommy Hilfiger-branded carnival extravaganza that took place at South Street Seaport and featured rides, games, and a runway show of instantly shoppable looks. These included styles from Hilfiger Collection but also the brand’s TommyXGigi capsule, designed in collaboration with model and social …

How Tommy Hilfiger Is Rewiring For Fashion Immediacy

NEW YORK, United States — “In the 40-some years I’ve been in business, I’ve always been inspired by pop culture from the aspect of fashion, art, entertainment and, today, social media and celebrity,” says the designer Tommy Hilfiger. “Those are the drivers that our company is fuelled by. It’s really about listening to the consumer and being able to mold and shape our business around …

Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Men’s Week

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler at the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 menswear show in Milan Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Fashion Week Men’s (11 August 2016) Vivienne Westwood is combining its womenswear line, formally known as the Red Label, and its menswear line, formally known as the MAN Label, into one collection, which will be shown during London Fashion Week Men’s, …