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Drive: The business of fashion

In a new podcast series brought to you by DHL and Business of Fashion, we hear from fashion’s most dynamic entrepreneurs – including José Neves and Diane Von Furstenberg – who will tell their stories on how they built their global fashion businesses. 

If you’re interested in building your own business, simply thinking about starting one or fascinated by fashion and entrepreneurship, BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, gives you insider access to the entrepreneurs who have already done it.

Too often, entrepreneurial success stories are reported as a stroke of genius followed by overnight success. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. As you will see in these intimate and inspiring conversations, entrepreneurial success doesn’t happen in a straight line – nor does it come easy. There are ups and downs, and twists and turns, but with each unexpected challenge, there’s a new opportunity around the corner.

Listen to the series on the links below, subscribe on iTunes here, or at the official Business of Fashion page.

Episode 6: Tom Chapman on Growing MatchesFashion

In episode six of BoF’s podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, co-founder Tom Chapman reveals how he and his wife grew a single store into a global e-commerce business valued at over $1 billion.

Episode 5: Warby Parker Founders on Forging Their Own Path

In this episode, BoF's chief correspondent in New York, Lauren Sherman, speaks to Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, the co-founders of the disruptive eyewear company Warby Parker, which closed a $75 million Series E funding round in March 2018, valuing the company at $1.75 billion.

Episode 4: The Making of AMI with Alexandre Mattiussi

In episode four of Drive, delivered by DHL, Alexandre Mattiussi explains why his lauded French contemporary label, which now has 300 stockists and four flagship stores across the globe, was founded on the failures of his past as much as his successes.

Episode 3: Bobby Kim on building communities not brands

In episode three of BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, the man who spearheaded the community-commerce model in 2003 with his early streetwear sensation, The Hundreds, discusses why not focusing on money was key to his success and why the essence of branding is saying 'no'.

Episode 2: Diane von Furstenberg on building a business in a man’s world

In Episode 2 of BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, the entrepreneur shares the highs and the lows of her forty-five-year career, and how she used factory scraps to create the first iconic wrap dress while pregnant.

Drive Episode 1: José Neves on building Farfetch

In episode 1 of BoF's new podcast series, delivered by DHL, the Farfetch founder shares his inspiring entrepreneurial journey – through the ups and downs of building a team, raising funding and staying afloat – of creating a truly disruptive fashion phenomenon.

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