Business of Fashion

Quote of the day: Trey Laird



Kendall Jenner Vogue cover

“I think just step up and do something exciting and idea-driven. Get back to a time when you drove the news, when you created the news rather than, ‘This celebrity is coming out with a project and we shot her in a Dior dress so Dior gets a credit.’ (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: COACH FRAGRANCE, J. CREW, DIOR X WECHAT



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

COACH THE FRAGRANCE IS COMING
Coach fragrance is coming
Good news for Coach; the revamp is working and sales are enjoying an upswing. Clearly its customers are loving the retro-modern Americana references cooked up by Stuart Vevers of late (not to mention the endless ads of girls-and-cars). Next step? A new Coach fragrance is in the works, fronted by Chloe Moretz. Read more here. (more…)



Raf Simons, 18 million dollar man



Raf Simons Calvin Klein

Finally, the worst kept secret in fashion has been confirmed. Having waited out his non-compete with Dior, Raf Simons has been announced as the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein.

It’s a major undertaking (worth $18 million) and I hope he will prove to be worth every cent of it. (more…)



Quote of the day: Adam Wray



Off White ad campaign
“Consumers, especially millennials, are less and less interested in sealed-off brand universes. They don’t want to buy their way into an all-DIOR fantasy land, they want to pick and choose and assemble their own.”
Curator Adam Wray in the Fashion Redef newsletter, on Off-White’s mixed-brand ad styling policy (more…)