The BoF Podcast: Amber Valletta Says, ‘I Don’t Want to Work in an Industry That Is the Same as Before’ | Podcasts

To subscribe to the BoF Podcast, please follow this link.  LONDON, United Kingdom — “The uncertainty has forced us to get really present… We have an amazing opportunity to restart and to begin again,” Amber Valletta told BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks in the latest episode of The BoF Podcast. “It is an incredible opportunity to stop and really figure out where we want to go from here. We can redesign a future.” The American supermodel and actress, who has graced the cover of American Vogue 13 times and starred in various television…

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Amazon Tests Primary Healthcare Programme for Employees | News & Analysis

SEATTLE, United States — Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it launched a pilot healthcare programme for its employees and their families to provide primary services such as vaccination and physical therapy. The move comes at a time when the world’s largest online retailer has been facing intense scrutiny from US lawmakers and unions over its limited measures to protect staff from the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the programme, a partnership with national medical group Crossover Health, 20 health centres would be built over the next few months across five cities near…

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Swatch Group Posts Its First Half Year Loss | News & Analysis

ZURICH, Switzerland —  Swatch Group, the world’s biggest watchmaker, reported its first ever half-year loss on Tuesday but Founder and Chief Executive Nick Hayek said he looked forward to a quick rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic. Swiss watchmakers have seen their sales slide due to store closures around the world and as Chinese tourists, their most important customers, could not travel and shop. Swatch suffered a net loss of 308 million Swiss francs ($327 million) in the first half of 2020 on sales down 46.1 percent to 2.2 billion Swiss…

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How and When Brands Should Say ‘I’m Sorry’ | Intelligence, BoF Professional

NEW YORK, United States — Sporty & Rich made a name for itself by repurposing popular brand motifs like the Land Rover logo for its line of sweatpants and basics, the perfect fit for customers looking for Instagram-approved loungewear while stuck at home during the pandemic. Too perfect, it turned out. The direct-to-consumer label was quickly overwhelmed by a 1,200 percent surge in online orders. Customers flooded the brand’s social media accounts with complaints about shipping delays and quality issues. Founder Emily Oberg became a target as well, when screenshots of…

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Why Dior’s Kim Jones Collaborated with Artist Amoako Boafo | Tim’s Take

LONDON, United Kingdom — Kim Jones’s career has evolved at two of the biggest brands in the world, pillars of the global fashion machine, so it’s a real achievement that he’s been able to keep his work — first at Vuitton, now at Dior — as personal as it was when he launched his own label out of Saint Martins 17 years ago. His Spring 2021 collection for Dior Men was no exception. Consider it the latest chapter in his autobiography, this one delivered in a beautifully concise 31 looks.…

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Is Fashion Going Back to Normal? | Fashion Show Review, Multiple, BoF Professional

MILAN, Italy — Has fashion gone back to normal? Almost. At least that was the impression I got at the Paris men’s fashion week that closed yesterday. I mean this in a completely positive way: the dedication to creativity in the face of Covid-19 was inspiring. Practically everybody had a collection ready to be shown, itself a significant achievement. Truth be told, by the time lockdown came, men’s design studios were already bubbling with their first ideas. But turning these ideas into clothes was no small feat. Necessity is the mother…

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Announcing Puig UK and Finesse | Careers

[Clockwise from top left] Instagram posts by: @carolinaherrera, @pacorabanne, @ninaricci, @driesvannoten, @carolinaherrera and @jpgaultierofficial | Source: Instagram LONDON, United Kingdom — This week, we are pleased to introduce two new partners on BoF Careers. Puig is a third-generation, family-owned fashion and fragrance business based in Barcelona. Puig UK was established in London in 1972. With revenues north of €1.9 billion in 2018 and with products sold in more than 150 countries, Puig has a combination of owned brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dries…

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Careers Counsel | How to Ensure Your Culture Keeps Growing as Your Company Does | Careers, Careers Counsel

Careers Counsel rounds up the most useful and inspiring articles from around the web. To browse hundreds of jobs from leading brands, visit BoF Careers.  How to Ensure Your Culture Keeps Growing as Your Company Does (Inc.) You have to stay on top of every aspect of your business, and it can be hard to do that alone. Encourage your team leaders to give you regular feedback so you can identify areas of opportunity as well as team victories. 8 Ways to Nail Your Video Interview (The Cut) Close out all…

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The Best Jobs on BoF Careers | Careers

LONDON, United Kingdom — This week, BoF hand-selects the most exciting opportunities from nearly 400 companies and over 1,300 live jobs on the BoF Careers platform. To discover all jobs now live on BoF Careers, click here. Digital and E-Commerce Director, E-Commerce, Kate Spade — New York, United States UX Designer, Ganni — London, United Kingdom Digital Operations Manager, Gucci — Scandicci, Italy E-Commerce Executive — Cartier, Richemont — Shanghai, China   Design Junior Apparel Graphic and Print Designer, Alexander Wang — New York, United States Designer, Dion Lee — New York, United States Men’s Assistant Designer, Banana Republic — San…

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sells Shares Worth $8.2 Billion | News & Analysis

SHANGHAI, China — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the past year to 4.8 percent from 6.2 percent cashing out around $8.2 billion at its current share price, the firm’s annual filing released on Friday showed. The divestment comes as Ma retired as the Chinese e-commerce company’s executive chairman in September and pulled back from formal business roles to focus on philanthropy. Alibaba did not disclose the average selling price of his divestment. Its share price has risen around 40 percent…

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