The Importance Of Being Social

Just a few years after the Second World War, the director of Harper’s Bazaar America telegraphed “The New Look is born!” during a Christian Dior défilé. Today, Fashion travels all over the world in just one second, allowing people to be in the front row of every fashion show while in the comfort of their home….

Adidas’ Revival : How The Three Stripes’ Brand Is Fighting Back.

Founded in 1924 by two German brothers, Adidas is the original sportswear brand, originally making shoes for soccer, track-and-field and tennis. From then on, the brand grew exponentially, expanding beyond footwear to become a leading player in both the sportswear and streetwear markets. Becoming one of the most successful corporation in the world, Adidas had…

#Shopping: What Brands Really Get With Instagram Shoppable Tags.

For almost a week there has been all the buzz about the new Instagram feature currently being tested. The platform is coming up with shoppable tags for the businesses’ profiles and it is hard not to be excited as the process of buying for us as consumers gets increasingly easier. But what exactly are the…

The Cleavage Gate: Vogue Under Fire.

According to British Vogue, cleavage is “out.” In Kathleen Baird-Murray’s Desperately Seeking Cleavage, featured in the December issue of the magazine, she notes the distinct lack of pertinently pushed-up breasts everywhere from runway to red carpet. “The tits will not be out for the lads. Or for anyone else, for that matter,” she states. In the edition…

American Apparel’s Farewell ?

American Apparel, the Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer, figment of Dov Charney’s imagination and entrepreneurial nature, running since 1989, is now indisputably one of the largest apparel manufacturer in North America. At least virtually… A growing rumor, supported among others by Bloomberg, has it that the double A brand would be preparing its second bankruptcy filling…

Il Nuovo Gucci: in the Backstage of the Italian Empire’s Rebirth.

  We’re in December 2014, and the mutli-brand luxury group Kering announces the departure of Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini, respectively Gucci’s CEO and artistic director. This wave of departures from Gucci comes as no surprise, and marks the beginning of a fresh start for the Florentine brand. Set up in 1921 by Guccio…

A Guardian of Human Dignity: the Story of Brunello Cucinelli.

October 18 is indeed a significant day for us at Bocconi Students for Fashion: a guest lecture will be held with the one-of-a-kind Italian fashion magnate Brunello Cucinelli. Having started his business with cashmere sweaters in 1978, in almost 40 years he grew it to a multinational empire with impressive financials, which are just one…

A Wake Up Call: Aeropostale Goes Bankrupt

Adaptability to changes in the fashion industry has never been so important. It’s one thing to adapt to yearly fashion trends, but the industry has also seen a new shift towards online shopping where teenagers don’t want to shop in malls anymore.  Aeropostale follows a trend of bankruptcies in its sector, including Quicksilver and Pacific…