A chance to meet Raf Simons, Nicolas Ghesquière and Anna Wintour in one fell swoop? Indeed, Wednesday night was a bit of a fairytale for the 30 young designers selected to compete in the first-ever LVMH Prize, a grant that includes 300,000 euros as well as a year's worth of business support from the luxury conglomerate.
At this point, we know a fair amount about Tavi Gevinson and her evolution from a 13-year-old blogging about her fashion obsession to a 16-year-old (as of Saturday, according to her Wikipedia. Also, what? All this happened in less than three years?) running a successful and awesome editorial site for teens, doing public speaking engagements, singing and starring in films and ad campaigns. What she hasn't spoken much about is how she monetizes it all or how much help she gets from, you know, adults.
In the midst of this week's shows there are some truly interesting conversations going on at Milk Studios. I've been fortunate enough to sit in on two of them. Thursday night, it was the Proenza Schouler talk at the IFB conference. Design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez sat down with the Business of Fashion's Imran Amed to discuss The Web. (As in bloggers, e-commerce, and viral campaigns.)
LONDON--Nick Knight, legendary fashion photographer and director of medium-shattering SHOWstudio gave a rare, live-streamed interview with the Business of Fashion's Imran Amed at London's members-only Hospital Club on Friday, the eve before SHOWstudio's 10th birthday. In the third installment of BoF's "Fashion Pioneers" interview series, Knight explains how he grew from an underachieving pre-med schoolboy into an arrogant box-fresh fashion photographer, dead set on turning the entire medium on its head.
Business of Fashion founder/editor Imran Amed is taking questions for Nick via Twitter on @_bof_.
The Business of Fashion’s next live interview event is upon us. Nick Knight will follow in the footsteps of Natalie Massenet and Jefferson Hack as the third subject of BOF’s Fashion Pioneers series, which features intimate, live conversations between BoF founder Imran Amed and interesting people in the fashion industry. In addition to founding awesome fashion film site SHOWstudio.com, Nick Knight has worked with Vogue, W, i-D, Dior, Alexander McQueen, YSL, Yohji Yamamoto, and more. He’s won numerous awards and published three books of his photography. Nick will talk to Imran about his career as an influential fashion photographer and director.
Tomorrow, at 2PM New York time, the Business of Fashion's Imran Amed will interview Jefferson Hack. The founder and publisher of Dazed, AnOther Magaz