Shanghai: Tech and Tribal Culture
By Jing Zhang
In a swish of Balenciaga jumpers, Gucci tees, and doll-like Chinese KOLs live streaming to their...
By Jing Zhang
In a swish of Balenciaga jumpers, Gucci tees, and doll-like Chinese KOLs live streaming to their fans on their phones, Shanghai Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 is coming to a close. It was a week of sunshine, rainstorms, and blustering winds, as buyers, media, and fashionistas traversed between...
In a swish of Balenciaga jumpers, Gucci tees, and doll-like Chinese KOLs live streaming to their fans on their phones, Shanghai Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 is coming to a close. It was a week of sunshine, rainstorms, and blustering winds, as buyers, media, and fashionistas traversed between Xintiandi (home to shows on the main official schedule) and the Labelhood runway platform – this time...
How Shanghai Could Change Fashion
By Gianluca Cantaro
When you are in Shanghai, the only thing you need to worry about is always keeping your phone...
By Gianluca Cantaro
By Gianluca Cantaro
When you are in Shanghai, the only thing you need to worry about is always keeping your phone charged and connected – as everything passes through these devices, and without it you are lost. Cash no longer circulates; the QR code pays everything. This, of course, offers more control on...
When you are in Shanghai, the only thing you need to worry about is always keeping your phone charged and connected – as everything passes through these devices, and without it you are lost. Cash no longer circulates; the QR code pays everything. This, of course, offers more control on transactions and, I guess, fewer tax evasion problems (at least for shopping). This is one aspect of the...
Lindbergh Film to Premiere in Milan
By Sofia Celeste
Milan’s Fashion Film Festival will unveil “Peter Lindbergh: Women’s Stories” at Milan’s Anteo...
By Sofia Celeste
Milan’s Fashion Film Festival will unveil “Peter Lindbergh: Women’s Stories” at Milan’s Anteo Cinema on November 10th.“Engaging and intimate, this film depicts the German photographer and features Naomi Campbell, [his wife] Astrid Lindbergh, and Helga Polzin,” organizers said Tuesday.The...
Milan’s Fashion Film Festival will unveil “Peter Lindbergh: Women’s Stories” at Milan’s Anteo Cinema on November 10th.“Engaging and intimate, this film depicts the German photographer and features Naomi Campbell, [his wife] Astrid Lindbergh, and Helga Polzin,” organizers said Tuesday.The Lindbergh documentary was directed by Jean-Michel Vecchiet, who also depicted the life of Jean-Michel...
Sophia Kokosalaki Dies
By Jessica Bumpus
The Greek fashion designer Sophia Kokosalaki has died. News of the London-based designer’s death...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The Greek fashion designer Sophia Kokosalaki has died. News of the London-based designer’s death was reported by the culture minister for Greece, Lina Mendoni, on Monday."It is extremely sad when a young person dies, a creative spirit, a dynamic and self-made woman who starred in the harsh and...
The Greek fashion designer Sophia Kokosalaki has died. News of the London-based designer’s death was reported by the culture minister for Greece, Lina Mendoni, on Monday."It is extremely sad when a young person dies, a creative spirit, a dynamic and self-made woman who starred in the harsh and competitive world of international fashion for a 20-year period," she said Kokosalaki, who had dressed...
Decoding Fashion's 2.0 Buying Trends
By Anissa Draa
In an ever-changing digital age and saturated luxury industry, modern-day customers who shop for...
By Anissa Draa
In an ever-changing digital age and saturated luxury industry, modern-day customers who shop for designer clothes and accessories – both on- and offline – are constantly on the look-out for authenticity and want to be engaged in new, unique ways. Anissa Draa, e-buyer at French department store...
In an ever-changing digital age and saturated luxury industry, modern-day customers who shop for designer clothes and accessories – both on- and offline – are constantly on the look-out for authenticity and want to be engaged in new, unique ways. Anissa Draa, e-buyer at French department store Printemps, discusses the status quo of fashion buying and its challenges and what it takes to perfect...
Beauty Built on AI
By Sofia Celeste
Interview with Cherry Pick’s Justin Stewart Now that the first artificial intelligence-engineered...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Interview with Cherry Pick’s Justin Stewart Now that the first artificial intelligence-engineered fashion collections are already on the market, there is no better time than the present for the beauty industry to dive in head first. Yoox, Amazon, Alibaba, and fast fashion retailers like H&M and...
Interview with Cherry Pick’s Justin Stewart Now that the first artificial intelligence-engineered fashion collections are already on the market, there is no better time than the present for the beauty industry to dive in head first. Yoox, Amazon, Alibaba, and fast fashion retailers like H&M and Zara have all invested heavily in artificial intelligence, an innovation that has been at the core of...
American Shoppers Stimulate EU Retail
By NOWFASHION
The latest edition of the Planet Shopper Index (PSI) – a quarterly rundown of the top 25 most...
By NOWFASHION
The latest edition of the Planet Shopper Index (PSI) – a quarterly rundown of the top 25 most lucrative source markets for European retailers – reveals that international shopper activity across Europe accelerated in the second quarter of the year, mainly driven by US shopper activity and a...
The latest edition of the Planet Shopper Index (PSI) – a quarterly rundown of the top 25 most lucrative source markets for European retailers – reveals that international shopper activity across Europe accelerated in the second quarter of the year, mainly driven by US shopper activity and a bounce-back of visiting nations’ currencies against the pound and euro.  In fact, a strengthened dollar...
Shanghai FW Kicks Off
By Jing Zhang
Outside of the four major fashion weeks, Shanghai has emerged as one of the most important...
By Jing Zhang
By Jing Zhang
Outside of the four major fashion weeks, Shanghai has emerged as one of the most important fashion hubs in the East. Though the country’s most established names like Masha Ma and Uma Wang prefer to show in Europe, Shanghai Fashion Week provides a platform for young, independent labels such as...
Outside of the four major fashion weeks, Shanghai has emerged as one of the most important fashion hubs in the East. Though the country’s most established names like Masha Ma and Uma Wang prefer to show in Europe, Shanghai Fashion Week provides a platform for young, independent labels such as Xuzhi, Oude Wang, and Shushu/Tong. It's also an occasion for foreign journalists and buyers to discover...
IPOs: Waiting for a Tech Unicorn
By Sofia Celeste
Just over a decade ago, investors with a penchant for luxury goods were reeling over the slew of...
By Sofia Celeste
Just over a decade ago, investors with a penchant for luxury goods were reeling over the slew of IPOs that rocked the markets – family-run businesses like Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada among them, following in the steps of Bulgari and Tod’s.That all changed after the financial crisis. Today,...
Just over a decade ago, investors with a penchant for luxury goods were reeling over the slew of IPOs that rocked the markets – family-run businesses like Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada among them, following in the steps of Bulgari and Tod’s.That all changed after the financial crisis. Today, trade woes, weak EU banks, Italy’s bad debt crisis, and political malaise continue to toss cold water on...
Chanel Unveils 19M
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s been a productive week for Chanel. Not only did the luxury French fashion house strengthen...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s been a productive week for Chanel. Not only did the luxury French fashion house strengthen its portfolio of specialty métiers, it also unveiled 19m: the very building that will become a hub for its Métiers d’Art, set to open next year.Located in the northeast of Paris at Place Skanderbeg,...
It’s been a productive week for Chanel. Not only did the luxury French fashion house strengthen its portfolio of specialty métiers, it also unveiled 19m: the very building that will become a hub for its Métiers d’Art, set to open next year.Located in the northeast of Paris at Place Skanderbeg, the 25,000-square-metre building designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti will bring together 10...
Digital Influence Dominates
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, more than ever, social media – and Instagram, more importantly – is undoubtedly the luxury...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, more than ever, social media – and Instagram, more importantly – is undoubtedly the luxury industry’s pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow. And Heuritech, a Paris-based company, intends to turn this pot of gold into valuable nuggets of market data.  In fact, the company just...
Today, more than ever, social media – and Instagram, more importantly – is undoubtedly the luxury industry’s pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow. And Heuritech, a Paris-based company, intends to turn this pot of gold into valuable nuggets of market data.  In fact, the company just released the Spring/Summer 2020 main industry trends across all four cities (Paris, Milan, London, and...
Feminism: A Fashionable Trend?
By Chiara Condi
Fashion can create trends, but it can also pick up existing trends from the ground, reflecting...
By Chiara Condi
Fashion can create trends, but it can also pick up existing trends from the ground, reflecting and echoing them back. Feminism has become a clothing trend because it responds to how women are feeling today. Why do we choose to wear the things we do today? The best way to explain it is that, as...
Fashion can create trends, but it can also pick up existing trends from the ground, reflecting and echoing them back. Feminism has become a clothing trend because it responds to how women are feeling today. Why do we choose to wear the things we do today? The best way to explain it is that, as women, we are literally wearing our anger on our sleeves. And we are right to do so. According to the...
Arab Fashion Week Commences
By Sofia Celeste
Arab Fashion Week kicked of Wednesday, welcoming over 40 designers from the Middle Eastern region...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Arab Fashion Week kicked of Wednesday, welcoming over 40 designers from the Middle Eastern region to showcase their 2020 Resort collections. The six-day event, running between October 9th to the 14th, is considered the “next Milan” by many industry experts.Though the region lacks the presence of...
Arab Fashion Week kicked of Wednesday, welcoming over 40 designers from the Middle Eastern region to showcase their 2020 Resort collections. The six-day event, running between October 9th to the 14th, is considered the “next Milan” by many industry experts.Though the region lacks the presence of major fashion conglomerates and listed fashion companies, the Middle East boasts artisan heartlands...
Fashion and Tech Game Changers
By Sofia Celeste
In what may be one of the most revolutionary times in fashion's history, the gap between design...
By Sofia Celeste
In what may be one of the most revolutionary times in fashion's history, the gap between design and technology is constantly getting smaller. NOWFASHION chats with Giusy Cannone, the chief executive officer of Fashion Technology Accelerator (a company that invests in fashion and tech startups and...
In what may be one of the most revolutionary times in fashion's history, the gap between design and technology is constantly getting smaller. NOWFASHION chats with Giusy Cannone, the chief executive officer of Fashion Technology Accelerator (a company that invests in fashion and tech startups and enterprises), to pinpoint the startups that are on the brink of changing the industry as we know...
Hide & Seek with Symonds Pearmain
By Jessica Bumpus
“One of the biggest shows we ever did no one saw,” says Max Pearmain in something of a...
By Jessica Bumpus
“One of the biggest shows we ever did no one saw,” says Max Pearmain in something of a paradoxical claim. The stylist, one half of the fashion duo Symonds Pearmain (the other is designer Anthony Symonds – who has worked under such creatives as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano), is talking...
“One of the biggest shows we ever did no one saw,” says Max Pearmain in something of a paradoxical claim. The stylist, one half of the fashion duo Symonds Pearmain (the other is designer Anthony Symonds – who has worked under such creatives as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano), is talking about the brand’s trajectory to date, which when one traces it back, is nothing if not a little on the...