March 6, 2021

Analysis

OTB Buys Jil Sander as Fashion M&A Heats Up | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Italian fashion group OTB said Friday it will acquire Jil Sander from Japanese conglomerate Onward Holdings for an undisclosed sum, part of wider growth ambitions as the Diesel-owner seeks to bolster its luxury portfolio.

Luke and Lucie Meier, the creative-director duo who have designed Jil Sander since 2017, will remain in place following the deal, OTB’s president and controlling shareholder Renzo Rosso said.

The deal-making is part of a wider strategy to diversify OTB’s holdings and expand the group’s presence in high-end apparel, as its core brand Diesel struggles to regain momentum. In addition to owning the luxury labels Marni

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The American Designer Betting on OnlyFans | News & Analysis

Rebecca Minkoff, the designer known for her $300 leather crossbody handbags, has nearly one million followers on Instagram. On her profile, she shares a mélange of photos and videos, including product images from the brand’s latest accessory or fragrance launch, interviews with actresses and fashion insiders and on occasion, cheeky quotes.

But for those seeking more, Minkoff is now offering a premium content experience to her followers and customers. Today, the American accessories maven launches an OnlyFans account, making her the first well-known designer to do so. The debut is tied to New York Fashion Week, and to kick things

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The Unbundling of New York Fashion Week | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Dozens of brands are due to publish fashion films and look books next week. But the designers who are sitting this season out are also worth watching.

A decade after the last season of shows inside the tents at Bryant Park, many designers no longer feel they need to stage runway shows to build a business in American fashion. The defections from the fashion week calendar, a steady trickle over the years, turned into a stampede during the pandemic, when health restrictions made traditional runway shows almost impossible.

None of the fashion capitals are immune. In Paris and Milan, where

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