September 30, 2021
Episodes feature creative innovators and business leaders forging fashion’s culture post-pandemic
The Business of Fashion Show premieres tonight at 9 P.M. EST on the Bloomberg Quicktake streaming network.
Bloomberg Quicktake tapped Business of Fashion founder & CEO, Imran Amed, to dive deeper into the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry exploring topics such as culture, human rights, sustainability and technology. Throughout the episodes, Amed examines issues like the environmental impact of e-commerce, sustainable fashion, the rising class of diverse creatives and how the global pandemic has upended the industry altogether.
Episodes one and two take place in Paris and focus on disruption and reinvention as the world is emerging from the pandemic. Top creatives and executives are featured throughout the episodes including François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO, Kering; Demna Gvasalia, Creative Director, Balenciaga; Marine Serre, Creative Director, Marine Serre; Angelica Cheung, Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital China; Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion, Chanel and Chitose Abe, Creative Director, Sacai.
“Sustainability has become a very personal thing for me. Doing couture is taking a minute of silence….That minute of silence is symbolic of what I just told you about the fashion industry. All the white noise; the things that don’t matter.” – Demna Gvasalia, Creative Director, Balenciaga
“The goal of the company is to question the fashion industry and try to resolve the question. We do that everyday. It’s to make a new ecosystem exist.” – Marine Serre, Founder, Creative & Managing Director, Marine Serre
The full list and description of the episodes can be found below:
Episode 1: Disruption – It’s the first physical fashion week in Paris since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. The industry is reawakening and visionary creatives are combining their creativity with a deeper sense of purpose. We gain rare, exclusive access to understand how they hope to change the fashion system from the inside as it emerges from the crisis.
Episode 2: Reinvention – Global fashion industry executives and editors are responding to change and disruption amid shifts in culture, technology and customer values. They share their plans to foster greater sustainability and inclusion as the industry comes to life post-pandemic. How can fashion balance profit with purpose?
Episode 3: Belonging – Diversity and inclusion is not just a moral imperative for the fashion industry, it is also good for business. We talk to experts, advocates and activists to learn how fashion is shedding its exclusive past to better reflect customer values.
Episode 4: Dematerialisation – In certain small corners of the metaverse, buying into virtual fashion is as routine as taking a trip to the mall. Fueled by the rise of NFTs, blockchain and augmented reality technologies, a group of savvy entrepreneurs are looking to bring virtual goods into fashion’s mainstream. How will the virtual fashion market develop and can it live up to the hype?
Episode 5: Responsible Luxury – For luxury executives, 2020 was the year in which everything changed. Amid the coronavirus, the industry suffered its worst year on record. Consumer behaviour shifted, supply chains were disrupted and the industry faced a critical question: How does the luxury industry continue to grow while also becoming more sustainable?
Episode 6: Resale Market – Secondhand fashion is exploding, fueled by the rise of technology platforms in a market that is expected to double in size to $77 billion by 2025. We speak to leaders of the fashion resale movement to understand how the wider industry will adopt new ways of engaging with customers looking for more sustainable and affordable options.
Beginning today, episodes of “The BoF Show” will air every two weeks at 9 P.M. EST on Quicktake OTT and run across the full Quicktake network on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Bloomberg.com. Episodes will also be available on demand after they air.
In 2021, Bloomberg Quicktake launched on several new OTT streaming services and platforms, including The Roku Channel, Rakuten, Tubi, Haystack News, Local Now, STIRR by Sinclair Broadcast Group, News Player Plus, DistroTV, LG Channels, Vizio FireCast and the Amazon News app on Fire TV and Fire Tablet. Viewers can also access the network on Bloomberg.com, YouTube, and Samsung TV Plus, as well as on the Bloomberg Media App on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV and Amazon Fire TV. July was the best month ever for the Bloomberg Quicktake live stream on OTT and O&O platforms, with 50% growth MoM from June.
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