An inconvenient question has been lurking the fashion industry in the last few years: does the traditional fashion calendar still make sense? In this connected world, where a constant flow of information is fed to us through platforms with infinite scrolling leading to a generation of consumers used […]

London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner has been named as the 2019 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner for 2019, beating off tough competition from a strong shortlisting including A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Alighieri, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, David Koma, Neous, and Rejina Pyo. Fresh from her collaboration […]

The British Fashion Council has unveiled the 2019 shortlist for the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund, which includes Edward Crutchley and Wales Bonner with the winner to be announced at the end of London Fashion Week Men’s in June 2019. Established in 2014, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund supported by […]

The 2019 NewGen talents have been announced by the British Fashion Council and includes support for Ahluwalia Studio, Art School, Asai, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Paria Farzaneh, Roker and Stefan Cooke for the first time. Existing NewGen recipients A Cold Wall, Alighieri, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, […]

TRENDS According to Zion Market Research, the global footwear market is forecasted to reach 320 billion US dollars by 2023. Footwear sales for men grew 27 percent between 2011 and 2016 while women's footwear, a more mature market, grew 21 percent. If growth continues this way, men will be spending more […]

INTERVIEW In an industry where many brands, despite efforts to move towards slow fashion, are catering to the mass market, the Artists & Fleas Market is bringing the attention back to local artisans. As a marketplace highlighting local fashion designers, vintage curators, artists and more in both New […]

The 47th edition of São Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW), the most important event in the Brazilian fashion calendar, was marked by an unprecedented tragedy which symbolizes its recent decay. 25-year old model Tales Soares died after passing out on the runway, halfway through Ocksa’s fashion show. His death […]

In the age of authenticity, brands are turning to influencers that are relatable and trustworthy. This means companies are embracing those with smaller social media followings, such as nano and micro influencers for a more genuine return on investment. Nano influencers are defined as having 800-10,000 […]

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