New-age Textiles from Vegan fabrics to Bio-garmentary
By Aarushi Saxena
Amidst all the green-vocabulary...
By Aarushi Saxena
Amidst all the green-vocabulary being passed around within the fashion industry, ‘vegan fabric’ is one such catch-phrase making itself known in a tactile manner. From conscious consumers to plain old peer pressure, fashion brands...
Amidst all the green-vocabulary being passed around within the fashion industry, ‘vegan fabric’ is one such catch-phrase making itself known in a tactile manner. From conscious consumers to plain old peer pressure, fashion brands are finding ways to design more eco-friendly and ethical collections, feeding into the demand for...
Portugal Fashion Week Celebrated 25 Years in Fashion
By Elisa Carassai
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal...
By Elisa Carassai
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal Fashion Week decided to hold its shows behind closed doors. This, however, didn't dampen their moods of not being able to celebrate their twenty-five years of local talent in the fashion industry....
Amid the panic and the Coronavirus pandemic spreading all over Europe and abroad, Portugal Fashion Week decided to hold its shows behind closed doors. This, however, didn't dampen their moods of not being able to celebrate their twenty-five years of local talent in the fashion industry. Throughout this quarter of a century, Portugal Fashion has showcased, nationally and internationally, 1,986...
Hermès’ Smart Dive Into Beauty
By Fabio Ciquera
The much-anticipated launch of the first Hermès lipstick eventually happened last week. In...
By Fabio Ciquera
The much-anticipated launch of the first Hermès lipstick eventually happened last week. In keeping with the French house values, the new lipstick is a concoction of different expertise coming from five different creative minds. Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, kick-started the...
The much-anticipated launch of the first Hermès lipstick eventually happened last week. In keeping with the French house values, the new lipstick is a concoction of different expertise coming from five different creative minds. Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, kick-started the project five years ago. Pierre Hardy, creative director of jewellery and shoes designed the already...
Adidas and Puma Forecast Sales Collapse
By Alice Ierace
Sportswear brands Adidas and Puma have reported a collapse in sales in China amid the Coronavirus...
By Alice Ierace
Sportswear brands Adidas and Puma have reported a collapse in sales in China amid the Coronavirus outbreak and have warned that further disruption is spreading to other markets. In particular, Adidas said it expected first-quarter sales to drop by up to €1 billion in greater China and about €100...
Sportswear brands Adidas and Puma have reported a collapse in sales in China amid the Coronavirus outbreak and have warned that further disruption is spreading to other markets. In particular, Adidas said it expected first-quarter sales to drop by up to €1 billion in greater China and about €100 million in Japan and South Korea. This would lead profit to decline by between €400 million and €500...
LVMH announces its 2020 Prize Finalists
By Elisa Carassai
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH...
By Elisa Carassai
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH Prize, taking place in Paris June 5th 2020, at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize - which includes new guest judges Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella...
LVMH has finally announced the eight young designers nominated for the final of the 2020 LVMH Prize, taking place in Paris June 5th 2020, at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Jury of the LVMH Prize - which includes new guest judges Virgil Abloh, former Prize finalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella McCartney - will select among those eight finalists the 2020 winner of the Prize as well as the winner...
French Connection Reports Financial Year Loss
By Alice Ierace
Clothing retailer French Connection has reported a full-year loss, due to continued severe...
By Alice Ierace
Clothing retailer French Connection has reported a full-year loss, due to continued severe trading conditions in the UK and potential uncertainty due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. “After making further progress during the first half of the year, the overall result for the financial year is...
Clothing retailer French Connection has reported a full-year loss, due to continued severe trading conditions in the UK and potential uncertainty due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. “After making further progress during the first half of the year, the overall result for the financial year is disappointing. Performance during the second half has been considerably worse than expected, particularly...
Commercial vs Indie and The Democratisation of Media
By Elisa Carassai
As the search for Glenda Bailey's successor as Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar continues...
By Elisa Carassai
As the search for Glenda Bailey's successor as Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar continues slowly and without success, is this a further confirmation that the 'commercial' print industry is losing traction and the importance it once held before?Commercially printed magazines have been struggling...
As the search for Glenda Bailey's successor as Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar continues slowly and without success, is this a further confirmation that the 'commercial' print industry is losing traction and the importance it once held before?Commercially printed magazines have been struggling to survive for a while now, as demonstrated by the many industry professionals choosing to go...
Givenchy Appoints Renaud De Lesquen As New CEO
By Fabio Ciquera
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president...
By Fabio Ciquera
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president and chief executive officer of Dior Americas, will be joining on April 1st as president and CEO.Graduated in 1991 from the prestigious École supérieure de commerce de Paris, Renaud de Lesquen has a...
On Friday, March 6th, French house Givenchy confirmed that Renaud de Lesquen, currently president and chief executive officer of Dior Americas, will be joining on April 1st as president and CEO.Graduated in 1991 from the prestigious École supérieure de commerce de Paris, Renaud de Lesquen has a unique profile in the luxury industry. De Lesquen brings together a second to none experience in...
Artist Derrick Adams Is Honoring Patrick Kelly’s Bold Creations
By Sara Radin
An exhibition of artist Derrick Adams’ multilayered collages and sculptural works, which were...
By Sara Radin
An exhibition of artist Derrick Adams’ multilayered collages and sculptural works, which were created in response to the late fashion designer Patrick Kelly’s work, recently opened at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, Georgia. Debuted during Black History Month, the exhibit is...
An exhibition of artist Derrick Adams’ multilayered collages and sculptural works, which were created in response to the late fashion designer Patrick Kelly’s work, recently opened at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, Georgia. Debuted during Black History Month, the exhibit is part of Savannah College of Art and Design’s deFINE ART 2020 program, an annual series of commissions,...
The Technology Behind Identifying Fashion Fakes in the Resale Market
By Aarushi Saxena
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing...
By Aarushi Saxena
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing consciousness about fashion circularity in the new-age consumer has flipped the coin. Today, brands and department stores from Stella McCartney to Neiman Marcus are partnering with pre-owned-luxury marketplaces...
There was a time when luxury brands were at war with resellers; however, the growing consciousness about fashion circularity in the new-age consumer has flipped the coin. Today, brands and department stores from Stella McCartney to Neiman Marcus are partnering with pre-owned-luxury marketplaces like TheRealReal and Fashionphile.The opportunity is obvious with ThredUp’s 2019 Resale Report...
Coronavirus Looms Over Fashion Brands’ Cruise Plans
By Alice Ierace
A rocky fashion month has just ended, but concerns over coronavirus continue to grow amongst the...
By Alice Ierace
A rocky fashion month has just ended, but concerns over coronavirus continue to grow amongst the fashion industry and are already taking their toll on Cruise 2021 shows. Last month, Prada was the first brand to announce the postponement of its 2021 show – which was set to take place in Tokyo. On...
A rocky fashion month has just ended, but concerns over coronavirus continue to grow amongst the fashion industry and are already taking their toll on Cruise 2021 shows. Last month, Prada was the first brand to announce the postponement of its 2021 show – which was set to take place in Tokyo. On Tuesday, Gucci called off its show in San Francisco, initially scheduled for May. Now, Versace and...
Hugo Boss Shares 4% Drop in EBIT
By Alice Ierace
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS has officially released its 2019 Annual Report. Although...
By Alice Ierace
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS has officially released its 2019 Annual Report. Although the report recorded significant sales and earnings growth in the crucial final quarter, the brand's financial development for the full year fell short compared to initial expectations. According to the...
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS has officially released its 2019 Annual Report. Although the report recorded significant sales and earnings growth in the crucial final quarter, the brand's financial development for the full year fell short compared to initial expectations. According to the report, the brand's operating result (EBIT) in 2019 amounted to EUR 333 million, 4% below the...
Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse
By Maura Madeddu
In the 1930s, women used to assist to ballets wearing sylph-like evening clothes, following a...
By Maura Madeddu
In the 1930s, women used to assist to ballets wearing sylph-like evening clothes, following a significant trend: in fact, couturiers both in Europe and in the United States were fascinated by dance, inspired by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and to work made by the aesthete Lincoln Kirstein...
In the 1930s, women used to assist to ballets wearing sylph-like evening clothes, following a significant trend: in fact, couturiers both in Europe and in the United States were fascinated by dance, inspired by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and to work made by the aesthete Lincoln Kirstein and Russian choreographer George Balanchine to establish ballet in America. This was a trend that...
Making A Seasonal Statement That Lasts
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens were displaying images of stormy skies that would turn into whirlwinds and form vortices like tornadoes while frightening birds, which were fleeing in whole flocks. The skies would darken and then...
The stage of the Balenciaga runway show was flooded with water. On the ceiling, giant screens were displaying images of stormy skies that would turn into whirlwinds and form vortices like tornadoes while frightening birds, which were fleeing in whole flocks. The skies would darken and then flare-up, and the (empty) seats in the first three rows were partially flooded. Was it Demna Gvasalia's...
Sacai's Chitose Abe To Design Gaultier Haute Couture
By Gianluca Cantaro
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been...
By Gianluca Cantaro
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been the last show and collection, another big news hit the fashion industry today. In reality, the brand will not cease its activity but every season there will be a guest that will interpret the couture...
After a month from the last couture show, when Jean-Paul Gaultier announced it would have been the last show and collection, another big news hit the fashion industry today. In reality, the brand will not cease its activity but every season there will be a guest that will interpret the couture codes of the Maison. Japanese Chitose Abe from the house of Sacai will be the first designer invited...