LONDON — The British Fashion Council has teamed with London Business School and Land Securities on a report that highlights guidelines for cultivating creative fashion brands.
Researched and written by Alessandra Basso and Alejandra Caro, M.B.A. students from London Business School, “Commercializing Creativity — Creating a Model for Success for British Fashion Designers” is a 42-page report that delves into key factors and challenges of running a fashion business, which include manufacturing, cost of production, funding and financing. Designers, businesses and industry executives including Burberry, Christopher Kane, Marigay McKee and Matthew Williamson were consulted for the report. It includes case studies focusing on Nicholas Kirkwood and Mary Katrantzou, and Basso and Caro’s views on the success of Jimmy Choo and Stella McCartney.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive