Behind the startup : FABS APP

  An Interview by Ira Tassouli and Louise Quesnel.   FABS – Fashion Buyer Society, is the first app entirely dedicated to fashion buyers.FABS App is an app created by the Milan-based showroom TWENTYFOURSEVEN and developed by H-Farm. This virtual assistant is the ultimate go-to tool for fashion buyers as it supports them throughout the…

Marcelo Burlon: Crowded County of Milan

At the 2017 Fall Fashion Show of Marcelo Burlon County of Milan we took our places in front of the runway and there, in the County, in the crowd and were stunned by the strength of the collection. The runway was held at The Mall, a multi-functional space in Porta Nuova. For the occasion they…

Gianni Versace

Today, 2nd December, 70 years ago, a genius of Fashion was born. His creativity and originality allowed him and his Maison to enter the Olympus of the greatest names of Fashion. However, as we all know, creativity and madness are just two sides of the same coin. And it is curious that it was this…

E-commerce: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

A constructive moment of discussion. This is what the event held on Wednesday, 23th November at Bocconi University, hosting Andrea Panconesi – CEO of Luisa Via Roma – and Paolo Mascio – President Online Flagship Stores of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group -, chaired by Emanuela Prandelli – LVMH Associate Professor at Bocconi University – and organised…

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….

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…

A chat over dinner with Alberto Baldan, CEO of La Rinascente.

You may think that I am exaggerating, and to some extent it is true. I did not dine privately with Mr Baldan, but this is how the evening felt like to me. When I saw the event promoting a tasty aperitivo with the CEO of the most famous department store in Italy, I thought of one…

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 Gucci…

Decades of Fashion: the 60s.

“Hey mama hey mama – Look around -Everybody’s groovin’ to a brand new sound” Welcome to the 60s, Hairspray At the beginning of the Sixties, the world felt that something was changing. A rush of optimism was spreading around cities and, with the election of the new president of US, John F. Kennedy, in 1961,…