Farfetch will complete by the end of this week its much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange with a valuation of up to $4.8 billion if investors pile in to buy its shares.
We caught up with Phair this weekend in London to discuss her plans for the BFC; her take on the future of fashion; how Brexit might impact London designers and British brands; and the BFC’s new plans with Google.
Rarely has any fashion week felt like its success was riding on one brand. Yet that’s very much the mood entering the next edition of London Fashion Week, when all eyes will be on Riccardo Tisci's debut at Burberry.
Farfetch has been a major retail disruptor in its relatively short history and now the company is setting out to find the next wave of tech firms with a start-up incubator that’s also being supported by Burberry.
The rumours have been swirling around her for some time and now she's confirmed what everybody expected. Natalie Massenet is launching a venture capital firm to invest in e-commerce with Glossier among its first deals.
The great and the good of British and international fashion gathered in London on Monday evening to honour fashion's biggest influencers who have shaken up the business, driven design and helped to change society.