Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tag: BoF

The Men’s Skin Care Opportunity | BoF Professional, The Business of Beauty, News & Analysis

A bevvy of new skin care brands is betting that men are ready to explore beyond the two-in-one cleanser.

Reyal Performance, which launched in June, brands itself as a high-performance, full-throttle maker of skin care and supplements. The brand Disco started selling men’s skin care in 2019 and raised $5 million in April, investors buying into the claims that its facial cleansing stick and scrub achieve all the buzzwords — vegan, cruelty-free, sustainable and all-natural — men might buy in to. In 2019, Geologie began offering customised skin care based on quiz responses. Music producer and rapper DJ Khaled launched

Read more

What Is Fast Fashion? | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional


  • Zara owner Inditex reports quarterly results on June 9

  • The fast-fashion giant’s online sales soared during the pandemic, but overall sales fell last year due to stores closures in many countries

  • A new wave of even faster-fashion e-commerce players are on the rise, led by Shein

Is Zara fast fashion? It’s a silly question when looking at Gap, J.Crew, Express and countless other retailers that were left in the dust by Inditex’s speedy supply chain. But compared to Boohoo or FashionNova, the answer is less clear. Next to Shein and a bevy of other even

Read more

What’s Next for LVMH’s Fashion Group | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Until recently, you could count the number of notable disposals by LVMH on one hand: Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Michael Kors (in which it owned a 33 percent stake) and the Edun ethical fashion label founded with singer Bono were among the few projects the luxury giant had scrapped rather than hoarding them in its stable of 75 brands.

But since the pandemic, changes at the French luxury group’s portfolio of smaller labels have been coming at a clip. The group cut loose shoemaker Nicholas Kirkwood last fall, put its Fenty fashion startup with Rihanna on indefinite pause, and ceased

Read more

Why Instagram Still Isn’t a Shopping Destination | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

When Instagram approached Brooklyn-based shoe brand Gray Matters last year about selling shoes directly through the app, founder and designer Silvia Avanzi figured it would be a great new way to drive sales of her structured mules and block-heel pumps.

The social media giant launched Instagram Checkout in 2019, promising a seamless experience that would allow consumers to shop for products without leaving its app. Avanzi figured if potential customers didn’t need to click through to her website to make a purchase, they’d be more likely to buy while browsing, especially as anyone making a repeat purchase on Instagram would

Read more

Dowry Disputes Entangle Fashion Designers | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Bridal fashion shows are, for the most part, about creating a fantasy around a beautiful bride in a spectacular gown on her perfect day. For bridal designers the world over, success in selling this fantasy is key to the bottom line for their business.

Clients’ expectations to see positive, aspirational imagery explain why Pakistani bridal designer, Ali Xeeshan, surprised many earlier this year when he released a fashion film on Instagram to promote his latest collection of bridal couture, in which the “bride,” a child model wearing an ornate red wedding gown, has tears running down her face as she

Read more

Chanel’s Last Virtual Fashion Show? | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional


  • Chanel will hold a virtual cruise show on May 4, staged in the south of France

  • Dior is planning a show in Greece in June, but has not yet said whether it will feature a live audience.

  • Fashion weeks in New York and Europe are likely to include plenty of physical events in September, after three mostly virtual seasons

Chanel’s cruise show in June 2020 encapsulated everything that was strange and a bit unsettling about the new pandemic reality, at least within the rarified world of luxury fashion. The presentation was the first by a large brand

Read more