London - Karl Lagerfeld is not one to idle around. The German designer, known for his eponymous label as well as being the creative director of Fendi and Chanel, has teamed up with Japanese retail group Seibu Sogo to design a private-label brand. “You know I love new ventures; I think it is perfect […]

A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world's most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly 300,000 US dollars at a Hong Kong sale. The rare Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 went to an unknown phone bidder late Monday […]

Gucci has announced the launch of their DIY (Do It Yourself) service that will enable customers to personalize selected products. The first phase of this new program was launched on May 25 in Milan at the Gucci flagship store on Montenapoleone. It will be rolled-out globally to other Gucci boutiques […]

Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière showed his Cruise collection 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The show took place on Saturday May 28 in the Museum of Contemporary art (MAC) of Niterói. “Being able to show a fashion collection in such an architecturally powerful space is a sensorial […]

As the current summer retail season hots up, Trendstop's expert trend analysts have visited all the major international trade shows, compiling inspirational seasonal reports and evaluating the commercial value of each trend. This week, Trendstop bring Fashion United readers an exclusive insight into […]

Fashion retail is experiencing a seismic shift: the audience is global, seasons are increasingly irrelevant and the rise of social media means consumers don't want to wait for runway styles. Designer Dion Lee, the breakthrough star of Australian fashion who has worked with Kanye West and whose clothes […]

New York-based designer Jason Wu has worked directly with the Pantone Color Institute, which provides colour trend forecasting and brand colour development services, to develop a specific grey colour that will be exclusive to his upcoming Grey Jason Wu line. The sister label to Wu’s mainline, was named […]

London - Although the plight and needs of the millions of garment workers serving in the fashion industry’s supply chain remain well documented, it seems as if concrete changes concerning labor and human rights have yet to occur. In spite of fast fashion retailers Gap and H&M social and sustainable […]

London - The demand for modest clothing, items specifically designed to cover a woman’s modesty whilst remaining stylish and on trend, continues to grow. Over the past few years, several Western mass-marker retailers such as Mango, DKNY and Uniqlo have acknowledged the needs of their Middle Eastern […]

London - The authencity of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), an certification from the Textile Exchange which aims to ensure the best practices in animal welfare are carried out on bird farms which supply down and feathers, has be cast into doubt following an undercover exposé from PETA. The animal […]

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