A Feel For Fashion: Imran Amed
If, by chance, people are unfamiliar with Imran Amed MBE, they certainly know The Business of Fashion, the massive disruptor and respected source of trade and consumer news alike. As founder and CEO, he has expanded what began a savvy fashion blog in 2007 into a leading source for breaking news, detailed designer profiles, cogent collection reviews, and clever business analyses — with a team numbering more than 100 and upwards of 100,000 members. Beyond providing useful career tools and online learning on the site, BoF also hosts live and virtual events throughout the year that allow people to engage with and go deeper into various aspects of the industry. Amed’s BoF 500 list has become the ultimate global index of fashion’s most influential figures, and the 2023 edition was just revealed this week. For this 10th anniversary, new names to the total 1,291 total entries include Pharrell Williams, Style Not Com’s Beka Gvishiani, designers Nicolas Di Felice, Bianca Saunders, Gaurav Gupta, and Thebe Magugu, and Vogue Ukraine Editor-in-Chief, Vena Brykalin. With a new weekly letter on Saturdays, Amed provides his personal take on topical issues — whether going public or self-care. Tonight, however, will be all about celebrating as this charismatic Canadian who has called London home for decades hosts one of the biggest soirées of Paris Fashion Week to toast the BoF 500 as a collective of unrivalled talents.