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Sam McKnight’s Natural Touch

LONDON, United Kingdom — “Yesterday, on a shoot for a client, more emphasis was put on the video shoot, the social media content, than the actual campaign. It’s going to tip soon, into it all being the same thing,” says Sam McKnight, his easy conversational patter becoming reflective for a moment. The shift in tone is more perceptible in McKnight because he is typically upbeat and …

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 …

Can Tory Burch Build Another Billion-Dollar Brand?

NEW YORK, United States — If Tory Burch’s “accessible luxury” empire was built on the Reva, a ballet flat adorned with a gold ‘TB’ buckle reminiscent of the art-deco-inspired doorknobs bolted onto grand Palm Beach homes, the crown jewel of Tory Sport, her activewear brand, may turn out to be the $125 Chevron legging, which riffs on 1970s athleticwear without being overly retro. The leggings …

In Japan, Tapping the World’s Best Vintage

TOKYO, Japan — These days, vintage fashion is more popular than ever, driven by a growing consumer interest in unique products that signal individuality, as well as rising cost-consciousness and the storytelling value of vintage finds. Indeed, according to the annual resale report published by online consignment website ThredUp, the fashion resale market has grown 82 percent over the last three years, reaching $14 billion, and …

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 …

Tom Ford Makes Comeback at Venice Festival With His Second Movie

VENICE, Italy — After a seven-year hiatus, Tom Ford is back to film making with thriller “Nocturnal Animals” premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, and the busy fashion designer promises he will be back much sooner next time. “I opened a hundred stores, I had a child, life sort of took over and I didn’t find the right project for a few years,” …

What Happened to Saint Laurent’s LA-based Team After Hedi Slimane Left?

LOS ANGELES, United States — When news broke that Hedi Slimane had exited Yves Saint Laurent, many wondered about the designer’s next move. Behind the scenes, Slimane’s right hands, as well as the junior and mid-level creatives and business executives he had recruited, were plotting their next moves too. However, many of these employees were based in Los Angeles, where Slimane lives and works most of …

Macy’s Hires Toys ‘R’ Us Executive Lennox as Marketing Chief

CINCINNATI, United States — Macy’s Inc. hired Toys “R” Us Inc. executive Richard Lennox as its chief marketing officer, bringing in a department-store industry newcomer to help the chain rebrand itself in a changing retail environment. Lennox, 51, succeeds Martine Reardon, who left Macy’s in May, the Cincinnati-based company said Thursday in a statement. He’ll start on Sept. 15. The move signals Macy’s is willing …