All posts tagged: business

Talk: How I feel about the proposed ‘See Now, Buy Now’ structure

Article/Source of Discussion (but not limited to):* How will ‘See Now, Buy Now’ fashion shows affect beauty brands? – Fashionista Karl Lagerfeld on the State of Fashion: ‘It’s a Mess’ – BoF Burberry announces a See Now/Buy Now system for new collections – NY Times Gucci rejects See Now Buy Now fashion calendar – Vogue The Current State of Fashion – See Now, Buy When? – The Fashion Law *There are many, many more articles surrounding this debate as of now.   Where many Creative Directors have been coming and going in the past year, the possible new proposal of a See-Now, Buy-Now operation has certainly rattled the Fashion Industry more than ever. This is a new type of visionary that isn’t just affecting one brand but effectively, all of the luxury market even if only a few have agreed to it. Notably, Burberry and Tom Ford have taken to the idea and already confirmed that they’d adhere to the calendar starting from next season. But as the question goes: how will it even work? It’s a …

Talk: When should one launch a fashion label?

Article/Source of Discussion: Why you shouldn’t launch a label straight out of school – BoF If there is one fashion article that I have been waiting to read, then this may well be it. Fashion can be taken as a very vain subject and understandably so, even from the professionals themselves. Though I am not necessarily talking about the same vainness between the average person and the Fashion Professional when regarding the subject. By its very definition, it concerns the overly fuss and high opinion of one’s appearance (although everyone would know how subjective that is). Immediately, fashion becomes vain, but only to the point that one allows it to be; failing to meet clothing with an intelligence, a core meaning that justifies the whole fashion label, its heart and how it runs. For once, the truth is spilt out that I think everyone knew but didn’t sought out to talk about, because fashion is vain. The media, the fans, the consumers will speak of the latest looks but not necessarily of how the business runs (maybe with …

Talk: Business Culture @ Tadashi Shoji

Article/Source of Discussion: Teamwork and Transparency at Tadashi Shoji – BoF I am always interested in the business dynamics and culture behind a creative/design brand because more often than not, this can be an area overlooked. Especially at an age now where diversity is still a problem, one wonders if we should also flip the other side of the coin and look at things differently – the core of the brand: employees. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised to find this quite recent interview featuring Tadashi Shoji that I feel all Fashion Professionals (including students) should take a look at. The following may or may not surprise you but Tadashi’s business model is very Japanese despite being based in LA – and I like that. A lot. The company is very less corporate, and more free or transparent as the article suggests with Tadashi being at the very core…literally. Though I am sure this business culture is not new, it is definitely refreshing to read about it again since the age of 16/17 when I studied Business for …