Karl Lagerfeld once sniffed that "no one wants to see curvy women" on the runway, but a wave of Nigerian designers are proving him wrong. The opening night of Lagos and Fashion Design Week on Wednesday featured five designers showcasing plus-size collections in a defiant celebration of all things curvy. […]

Fifty years ago Truman Capote threw his legendary black and white ball in the grand ballroom of New York City's Plaza Hotel to which only society’s most incandescent members were invited and those who weren’t fell into despair. Maybe we can’t aspire to such an haut monde affair this weekend but we can […]

London - Jeans have gone haute: haute couture, haute styling and haute prices. Your basic denim jeans are no longer a basic, and like the eponymous white t-shirt, has been transformed into a luxury product in two unlikely ways, by purists and by art itself. Purist denim takes us back to the roots where […]

US lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is taking its annual fashion show and famous angels to Paris for the first time. Rumours of the move circulated last month and this week organisers confirmed in a video announcement that the lingerie catwalk show featuring angels, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra […]

London - Raf Simons, designer and creative director behind his eponymous menswear label, is set to show his collection overseas in the United States for the first time. The Belgian designer is set to relocate his show from Paris to New York, following his recent appointment as chief creative officer […]

Trendstop's catwalk team bring you the key prints and patterns that will be impacting the industry for SS17 and beyond, helping to ensure that collections have the optimum expert analysis to inform decision making. These emerging trends are developed through further analysis, as our experts curate inspirational […]

The Marc Jacobs of Japan, singing cats and models cloaked into armour: J-pop and science fiction transformed Tokyo Fashion Week spring/summer 2017 into a style fest unlike any other. In a world where fashion mines entertainment like never before, Japan's established and break-through labels pounced […]

Aged just 17 and still living with her family, Rina Fukushi has seen more of the world than most Japanese schoolgirls. She is the newest model sensation making waves in Europe and New York, wowing on the runway for the likes of Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs when not chowing down on hamburgers or playing with […]

​ It can be said that the top four fashion capitals of the world - New York, London, Paris and Milan - owe much of their reputation to the success of their bi-annual fashion weeks. Now that the Spring/Summer fashion week season has come to an end, wrapping up earlier this month in Paris, it is time […]

Okinawa, the Japanese archipelago home to thousands of US troops and popular with scuba divers, is looking beyond its beach resorts and World War II battle sites to bag a spot in high fashion. A two and a half hour flight from Tokyo and closer to Taiwan, Okinawa couldn't be more different from the Japanese […]

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