As the biggest story of the week was the tragic passing of Virgil Abloh, we discussed his life and his influence on fashion. Also this week: a lackluster Black Friday and a report from Glossy's first U.K. event.
One activity that has been popular among the same subsets of hip-hop and skate has remained largely off-limits until recently: cannabis. Stilted legalization efforts and restrictions on what brands can and cannot advertise mean that cannabis has had to be overlooked, despite being a major part of the youth culture...
In 2020, Mark Breitbard stepped into his current role of leading Gap’s global brand. The year that followed is proving to be one of the company’s most successful -- it earned $11 billion in revenue in the first three quarters.
This year, AEO took a novel approach to overcoming shipping delays, heavily investing in supply chain infrastructure solutions. For example, in August, Michael Rempell led its acquisition of air logistics company AirTerra for an undisclosed sum.
Within five years of launching, sneaker resale platform GOAT has become one of the biggest companies in the streetwear world. This year, Eddy Lu shepherded the company through an immense growth phase, doubling its valuation to $3.7 billion.
Hillary Taymour was at the forefront of the fashion world’s embrace of all things digital, including gaming and the metaverse. This year, she followed up Collina Strada's video game developed for Gucci’s Guccifest in November 2020 with more metaverse collaborations.
Allbirds has stood out as a respected leader in sustainable fashion. According to Hana Kajimura, the brand’s secret is simple: Walk the walk and be transparent. This year, she introduced its "Flight Plan" to cut its per-unit carbon footprint.