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The Business of Fashion Podcast

Apr 30, 2021

The designer’s teacher turned close collaborator and friend, reflects on how Elbaz communicated his fashion dreams to the world.


Ever since the news of Alber Elbaz’s death broke last weekend, the fashion world has been in a collective state of mourning. Many have eulogised and memorialised the designer’s unique...

Apr 27, 2021

The late designer shared his musings, wisdom and advice for the fashion industry in a talk at BoF VOICES in 2018.

Alber Elbaz, who died aged 59 of Covid-19 over the weekend, was a revered and beloved figure in the fashion industry. The designer, famed for revitalising the fortunes of Lanvin before a dispute with his...

Apr 23, 2021

Fashion is a notoriously opaque industry. That’s a big problem when the industry is focusing on reducing its negative environmental and social impact.

One of the biggest challenges facing the fashion industry in its efforts to become more responsible and sustainable is bad data. While companies are under increased...

Apr 20, 2021

Fashion has routinely failed the millions of people who make its clothes. What should the industry do to create systemic change?


Over the past year, the pandemic has laid bare — and worsened — the stark inequality, financial insecurity and poor working conditions endemic to the global garment industry. This has...

Apr 16, 2021

The pioneering designer spoke to BoF’s Imran Amed about continuing to push the envelope for sustainable luxury at the BoF Professional Summit: Closing Fashion’s Sustainability Gap.

British designer Stella McCartney has been an advocate and pioneer for sustainability long before it became an industry buzzword. But...