A Decade of London Menswear
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Komakino. Tim Soar. Studio 805. Jaiden RVA James. New Power Studio.When you apply the...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Komakino. Tim Soar. Studio 805. Jaiden RVA James. New Power Studio.When you apply the #10yearchallenge to London’s menswear week, it’s startling to realise how much has changed.The names above were all on the schedule in February 2010, when the city’s menswear designers first gathered enough...
Komakino. Tim Soar. Studio 805. Jaiden RVA James. New Power Studio.When you apply the #10yearchallenge to London’s menswear week, it’s startling to realise how much has changed.The names above were all on the schedule in February 2010, when the city’s menswear designers first gathered enough momentum to warrant a full day’s showings of their own. That was at the start of London’s 21st-century...
Darkness Falls
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Welcome to the end of days.Fashion, we’re always told, reflects the world around us. And given...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Welcome to the end of days.Fashion, we’re always told, reflects the world around us. And given the current headlines, it was no surprise that London Fashion Week Men's kicked off 2020 in sombre mode. What was unexpected, however, was how apocalyptic the collections felt — and how, across the day,...
Welcome to the end of days.Fashion, we’re always told, reflects the world around us. And given the current headlines, it was no surprise that London Fashion Week Men's kicked off 2020 in sombre mode. What was unexpected, however, was how apocalyptic the collections felt — and how, across the day, they combined to propose a surprisingly coherent aesthetic for this nervy new decade.If there’s...
Wearing The World On Your Sleeve
By Jessica Bumpus
Chalk it up to any number of things depending on your locality: Brexit for the British and a...
By Jessica Bumpus
Chalk it up to any number of things depending on your locality: Brexit for the British and a polarising election result; the equally polarising upcoming election in the US; raging wild fires in Australia; the travel chaos in France; the fact that it’s January and, coincidentally, #WW3 trending on...
Chalk it up to any number of things depending on your locality: Brexit for the British and a polarising election result; the equally polarising upcoming election in the US; raging wild fires in Australia; the travel chaos in France; the fact that it’s January and, coincidentally, #WW3 trending on Twitter this week, that people as intuitive as designers have felt the effects. So starts the...
A Race for New Services
By Sofia Celeste
In a highly competitive retail terrain and amid an environmentally conscious era of “less is...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
In a highly competitive retail terrain and amid an environmentally conscious era of “less is more,” retailers and luxury goods are taking cues from tech and captivating young consumers with services that make them feel included.From live shopping to product insurance to circular solutions like...
In a highly competitive retail terrain and amid an environmentally conscious era of “less is more,” retailers and luxury goods are taking cues from tech and captivating young consumers with services that make them feel included.From live shopping to product insurance to circular solutions like second-hand appraisals, brands old and new, are forging partnerships and buying up startups to...
Big Names Missing from NYFW Schedule
By Elisa Carassai
Another season, another fashion week. As brands start prepping for the fashion month ahead, the...
By Elisa Carassai
Another season, another fashion week. As brands start prepping for the fashion month ahead, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has released its official yet preliminary New York Fashion Week schedule.Uncharacteristically, two of its biggest names, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, are...
Another season, another fashion week. As brands start prepping for the fashion month ahead, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has released its official yet preliminary New York Fashion Week schedule.Uncharacteristically, two of its biggest names, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, are missing. Could this development mean a different strategy for the two brands? According to WWD, a...
Gaming and the Gateway to China
By Sofia Celeste
“People in China buy clothes on gaming sites to make their characters special,” said Guangdong,...
By Sofia Celeste
“People in China buy clothes on gaming sites to make their characters special,” said Guangdong, China native Wang Houran, a 23 year old, business design student at Milan’s Domus Academy.Wang has been gaming since he was in high school. In addition to his passion for fashion, he is equally...
“People in China buy clothes on gaming sites to make their characters special,” said Guangdong, China native Wang Houran, a 23 year old, business design student at Milan’s Domus Academy.Wang has been gaming since he was in high school. In addition to his passion for fashion, he is equally passionate about basketball; he’s crazy for the LA Lakers and once paid several hundred dollars for a...
Nanushka & La Bouche Rouge Team Up
By Elisa Carassai
A sustainable partnership isn’t something that happens very often, but when it does happen you...
By Elisa Carassai
A sustainable partnership isn’t something that happens very often, but when it does happen you know it’s bound to be something special.Named after the Hindu god and patron of the arts ‘Shiva,’ the new lipstick was launched by Budapest-based brand Nanushka in collaboration with French Luxury brand...
A sustainable partnership isn’t something that happens very often, but when it does happen you know it’s bound to be something special.Named after the Hindu god and patron of the arts ‘Shiva,’ the new lipstick was launched by Budapest-based brand Nanushka in collaboration with French Luxury brand La Bouche Rouge.Known for their efforts in making sure the conversation about sustainable...
Brunello Cucinelli’s Pledge to Save Norcia
By Elisa Carassai
Once more, Brunello Cucinelli has proven he truly cares about Italy’s cultural heritage.In a...
By Elisa Carassai
Once more, Brunello Cucinelli has proven he truly cares about Italy’s cultural heritage.In a press conference on Thursday, hosted in collaboration with Norcia’s mayor Nicola Alemanno, Cucinelli announced he would be continuing to pledge support for the restoration of Norcia’s Torre Civica and the...
Once more, Brunello Cucinelli has proven he truly cares about Italy’s cultural heritage.In a press conference on Thursday, hosted in collaboration with Norcia’s mayor Nicola Alemanno, Cucinelli announced he would be continuing to pledge support for the restoration of Norcia’s Torre Civica and the Museo della Castellina and theatre, which were damaged during the tragic earthquake that hit...
Italy Joins The Independent Retail Game
By Elisa Carassai
In a day and age where the number of independent retailers, both online and brick-mortar, are...
By Elisa Carassai
In a day and age where the number of independent retailers, both online and brick-mortar, are increasingly emerging, how can one stand out today?Italians, have of late, been struggling to outmatch their foreign counterparts, whom over the years, have picked up a few tricks up their sleeve turning...
In a day and age where the number of independent retailers, both online and brick-mortar, are increasingly emerging, how can one stand out today?Italians, have of late, been struggling to outmatch their foreign counterparts, whom over the years, have picked up a few tricks up their sleeve turning into true masters of the independent trade. Take, for example, Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s boutique in...
Will Denim Ever Be Sustainable?
By Elisabeta Tudor
A pair of jeans - perhaps the most democratic garment of all time - is surprisingly one of the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
A pair of jeans - perhaps the most democratic garment of all time - is surprisingly one of the most difficult clothing pieces to render sustainable.  As demand for sustainable denim surges, brands and textile makers alike are facing uphill climb in rendering blue jeans, green.In fact, since the...
A pair of jeans - perhaps the most democratic garment of all time - is surprisingly one of the most difficult clothing pieces to render sustainable.  As demand for sustainable denim surges, brands and textile makers alike are facing uphill climb in rendering blue jeans, green.In fact, since the day Levi Strauss and his partner Jacob Davis invented the first pair during the Gold Rush, denim...
Elite Model World Plots Media Expansion
By Elisa Carassai
There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way we communicate and conduct business. In...
By Elisa Carassai
There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way we communicate and conduct business. In fact, in today's world, it can skyrocket one's career, and/or make or break a business. Julia Haart, who was appointed World Group chief executive of Elite World in March, is very much aware of this and...
There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way we communicate and conduct business. In fact, in today's world, it can skyrocket one's career, and/or make or break a business. Julia Haart, who was appointed World Group chief executive of Elite World in March, is very much aware of this and is planning to expand Elite’s reach by venturing into media and content production.According to...
Abloh Wins Over The Louvre
By Sofia Celeste
Virgil Abloh, a modern renaissance man in his own right, took a leap this week, staging his...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Virgil Abloh, a modern renaissance man in his own right, took a leap this week, staging his fashions alongside those of a man for whom the term "Renaissance Man" was actually coined.In honor of the 500th anniversary of Leondardo Da Vinci’s death, the Musée du Louvre and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White...
Virgil Abloh, a modern renaissance man in his own right, took a leap this week, staging his fashions alongside those of a man for whom the term "Renaissance Man" was actually coined.In honor of the 500th anniversary of Leondardo Da Vinci’s death, the Musée du Louvre and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label announced a special collaboration in tandem with the “Leonardo da Vinci” exhibition, on display...
Fashion’s Role in Power & Politics
By Robin Torres
For centuries, fashion has been used to symbolically convey or challenge power. Whether...
By Robin Torres
For centuries, fashion has been used to symbolically convey or challenge power. Whether signifying social class, economic status, and moral standards, or simply communicating meanings from pop culture trite to seriously political, fashion has played a key role in forming, questioning, and...
For centuries, fashion has been used to symbolically convey or challenge power. Whether signifying social class, economic status, and moral standards, or simply communicating meanings from pop culture trite to seriously political, fashion has played a key role in forming, questioning, and reinforcing the power of social dynamics. From baroquely decorated garments worn by 17th Century European...
The Business of Personalized Fragrances
By Elisabeta Tudor
Over the past years, the cosmetics and personal care sectors have been disrupted by the arrival...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Over the past years, the cosmetics and personal care sectors have been disrupted by the arrival of new-gen skincare players. B-to-C organic brands — such as Seasonly and Laboté — that purvey made-to-measure products defined by a client's needs and choices have taken the industry by storm.And the...
Over the past years, the cosmetics and personal care sectors have been disrupted by the arrival of new-gen skincare players. B-to-C organic brands — such as Seasonly and Laboté — that purvey made-to-measure products defined by a client's needs and choices have taken the industry by storm.And the fragrance sector is about to experience the same fate: brands like Unique Fragrance, a Berlin-based...
Prada Identifies Future Disruptors
By Sofia Celeste
With the Prada Group as one of its main sponsors, Startupbootcamp, the leading European network...
By Sofia Celeste
With the Prada Group as one of its main sponsors, Startupbootcamp, the leading European network of corporate-backed accelerators, pinpointed 10 startups  as the next “disruptors” of the industry as we know it, the organization said Friday.Startupbootcamp has selected the ten international teams...
With the Prada Group as one of its main sponsors, Startupbootcamp, the leading European network of corporate-backed accelerators, pinpointed 10 startups  as the next “disruptors” of the industry as we know it, the organization said Friday.Startupbootcamp has selected the ten international teams aspiring to disrupt the fashion industry: Aoiship, Bigthinx, Gfaive, Namek, Obsess, Renoon, SKMMP,...