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Scott Galloway on Breaking Up Big Luxury | Inside Fashion

Scott Galloway on Breaking Up Big Luxury | Inside Fashion

May 29, 2020

The bestselling author and business professor offers his insight into the challenging market and M&A landscape that industry players of all sizes have to navigate.

Scott Galloway is no stranger to expressing views as provocative as they are incisive. The author, business school professor and serial entrepreneur has a lot to say about the state of the market in the era of Covid-19, but his observations and predictions are also, crucially, grounded in wider social, political and economic arguments — whether that’s the now-untenable position of American exceptionalism, the burden of student debt or the failings of intergenerational wealth distribution. Speaking in conversation with Imran Amed, Galloway shares his thoughts on the state of the luxury sector, importance of e-commerce and the indomitable power of Amazon, a company he describes as “firing on all 12,000 cylinders” yet still can’t crack the fashion market. Here are some of the key takeaways:
 
  • “The class of IPOs that will come to the markets in the next 3-6 months will boom,” said Galloway. “I think the markets are going to accelerate but people conflate the markets with the economic health of america. The markets are nothing more than an indication of how the top decile of Europe and America are doing.” 
  • Amazon’s tricky relationship with fashion and luxury is hard to reconcile. “Amazon partners with an industry the way a virus partners with a host,” he said, which explains why luxury brands have traditionally kept the e-commerce giant at arm’s length. Even with the remarkable acceleration of e-commerce in the past eight weeks, however, Amazon’s algorithmically driven retail model does not allow for the forward-looking trend cycle on which the fashion industry operates.
  • Luxury is a relatively well-positioned industry. “The majority of sectors in the world would pray for luxury’s problems right now,” he said, but much like big tech companies, conglomerates in the luxury space create “an unhealthy environment where too few players are allowed to [accrue] too much power... if you wanted to oxygenate the economy around luxury you would go ahead and break them up.”
 
 
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Mickey Drexler on How to Make Things People Will Buy | Inside Fashion

Mickey Drexler on How to Make Things People Will Buy | Inside Fashion

January 24, 2020

The New York-based ‘merchant prince’ speaks with BoF’s Lauren Sherman about discount culture and how tapping into the zeitgeist helped turn around brands like Gap and J.Crew.

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Everlane’s Michael Preysman on ‘Balancing Time, Customer and Product’ | Drive Season 2

Everlane’s Michael Preysman on ‘Balancing Time, Customer and Product’ | Drive Season 2

December 20, 2019

Michael Preysman shares his experience of building Everlane from the ground up and putting sustainability and something he calls 'radical transparency' at the centre of his business model and operations.

 

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Carole Cadwalladr Asks, Is This the End of Democracy? | BoF VOICES

Carole Cadwalladr Asks, Is This the End of Democracy? | BoF VOICES

December 7, 2019

In the face of major data breaches, investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr brings to light the failure of Western governments to punish Facebook.

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Inside The State of Fashion 2020 | Inside Fashion

Inside The State of Fashion 2020 | Inside Fashion

November 29, 2019

Listen to BoF's Imran Amed and McKinsey’s Achim Berg discuss the key themes that will define the global fashion industry in the next year.

 

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Reformation’s Yael Aflalo On Finding a Sustainable Focus | Drive Season 2

Reformation’s Yael Aflalo On Finding a Sustainable Focus | Drive Season 2

October 25, 2019

BoF meets Reformation Founder and CEO Yael Aflalo, who created her brand in 2009 around the idea of upcycling, after years of frustration battling with inefficiencies of the fashion wholesale system.

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Tim Brown on Allbirds’ Sustainable Footwear Revolution | Drive Season 2

Tim Brown on Allbirds’ Sustainable Footwear Revolution | Drive Season 2

October 11, 2019

In episode 1 of the new season of BoF’s podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, the Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO discusses how his high-risk strategy has created a sustainable brand that is disrupting the established footwear market.

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Welcome to Season 2 of Drive | Drive

Welcome to Season 2 of Drive | Drive

September 27, 2019

In a new season of our entrepreneurship podcast series, we hear from six of fashion’s most dynamic sustainable entrepreneurs — Allbirds’ Tim Brown, Eileen Fisher, Everlane’s Michael Preysman, Reformation's Yael Aflalo, Ganni’s founder and Noah's founder — to hear what it takes to make successful businesses sustainable.

The first episode with Allbirds’ Tim Brown launches on October 12, 2019.

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Understanding India’s Ascent | BoF VOICES

Understanding India’s Ascent | BoF VOICES

May 20, 2019

India’s young population, thriving tech sector and spiritual roots add up to a promising future, said the Sun Group vice chairman Shiv Khemka, speaking at BoF’s VOICES.

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Why LA Is a Hub of Converging Industries | Inside Fashion

Why LA Is a Hub of Converging Industries | Inside Fashion

May 10, 2019

From art fairs to meditation apps, BoF West's panel of entrepreneurs discuss the value of interdisciplinary approaches and why Los Angeles is an ideal place to facilitate this.

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