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Australian fashion brands need to revamp: Ethical Fashion Report

According to the 2017 Ethical Fashion Report, 106 apparel companies that sell their products in Australia, consisting of 330 brands, were graded from A to F. As per the Baptist World Aid annual report card, some brands such as Cotton On Group and Kmart have made progress but, notably, nearly three-quarters of the companies that scored a D+ or worse have their headquarters in Australia. What’s alarming is that only 3 of the 15 brands […]

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100 fashion brands are now part of CanopyStyle

Canopy, an award winning environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate, announced that its sustainability initiative – CanopyStyle has hit the significant milestone of 100 committed fashion brands. Now ‘CanopyStyle 100’ focuses on the elimination of ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose fabrics and consists of 100 global brands, designers and retailers who have strong sustainable sourcing policies. Manu Rastogi, Textile R&D and Responsible Materials […]

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Top 10 Trends from Milan and Paris

As the last leg of the biannual Ready-to-Wear international shows come to a close, we cut to the chase and pick out the looks, styles, silhouettes, details and colours that would prove to make definitive trend headlines for the approaching Fall/Winter 2017 season. With the current heat surrounding issues related to feminism, the Muslim ban, racial discrimination, to name a few, the fashion fraternity comprising of designers and brands collectively sent their own propositions propelling […]

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Off-White’s Virgil Abloh teases his latest capsule collection for MyTheresa.com

Fashion brand Off-White, known to be a current culture connoisseur with a cult like following both on the street style scene and amongst celebrities, is working on an exclusive capsule collection for Munich based luxury e-tailer mytheresa.com. Creative Director of the label, Virgil Abloh has been on a collaboration roll, having recently decided to foray into furniture, a sneaker collaboration with Nike, designing jewellery with Jennifer Fisher and now this womenswear collection for MyTheresa. Also […]

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Fall/Winter 2017-18: Key Menswear Trends from London and Milan

Menswear shows at London and Milan have just taken a bow, giving us a preview of what the approaching Fall/Winter season looks like. Silhouettes borrowed from the opposite sex, trends from last season charting new territories, classics hinting at innovation in sync with the times – the runways had it all. From bigwigs like Prada, Coach, J.W.Anderson, to the much talked-about designers like Moschino, Marni and Craig Green, the industry had a mutual inclination towards […]

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South Korea’s retail market shows an upward trajectory

Home of the third largest retail market in Asia Pacific (APAC-region), South Korea continues to maintain its momentum, driven by robust economic growth, rising population, increasing purchasing power and deeper penetration of international players. The previous year registered strong growth in retailing, with consumer sentiments recovering and the Government emphasizing on consumption. South Korea is definitely a market with huge potential for business opportunities in fashion clothing. With the Government encouraging consumption and consumers returning […]

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Holiday sales at US stores a mixed bag for retailers

For retailers, holiday season is like a make-or-break time. This year, there was buoyancy brought on by factors like the seasonally crisp weather and positive marketing messaging among retailers. Planalytics, which provides weather analytics for businesses, too says that December 2016 was actually cold, especially in eastern states which benefited the apparel stores by an estimated US $ 309 million compared with last year. Yet, retail experts caution analysts not to be fooled by rosy […]

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The London Textile Fair opens gates

The London Textile Fair, UK’s premier platform for fashion fabrics and clothing accessories, has opened its gates today. The 2017 edition features a wide selection of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear fabrics and accessories with an increased number of technical textiles manufactures. The Accessories Hall at the fair will showcase an impressively diverse range of products from the best European manufacturers. On the other hand, the Print Design and Vintage Garments hall will attract the leading UK […]

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This time it’s all about sleeves suaveness…

When it comes to designing a collection, either pattern making or detailed styling are the two critical features that define a garment’s distinctiveness. However, the coming season is all about statement sleeves which are an upshot of innovative intricacy and craftsmanship that has taken the season by storm. Many designers were witnessed scooping in new-fangled sleeve patterns like voluminous, frilled, ruffled, leg-o-mutton, bell and long, all in an advanced manner which are making a statement […]

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S/S ’17: Themes & Looks

The Spring/Summer 2017 shows have drawn to a close and it can be said that it was a season filled with escapism, activism and storytelling. S/S’17 showed us a glimpse into the future of the fashion industry, as well as a glance back over at the bygone days of bold fashion theatrics. The sartorial range varied from wearable to wondrous or ‘see-now-buy-now’ to imaginative. Reflecting this adventure’s new mood, next season’s trends are quite diverse […]

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5th Euratex Convention to focus on ‘Creative industries – an asset for Europe’

European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) is hosting its 5th Convention, with the theme ‘Creative industries – an asset for Europe’, to be held on 24th November 2016 in Lyon, France. Co-organized with Union Française des Industries Mode & Habillement (UFIMH), Union des Industries Textiles (UIT), Mode-Habillement Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and UNITEX, the convention will be devoted to the role of creativity as an essential competitive asset for the European textile and clothing industry. Also Read – Euratex holds talk on […]

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The Logo Revival!

Logomania hit its peak earlier in the millennium when designers started putting their brand names all over their clothes. And now the slogans and logos are enhancing T-shirts as the most comfortable yet powerful fashion statement without uttering a word. This Spring, designers resurrected the big, bold brand logos. While minimalism has been ruling the runways for several seasons now, logos on the entire length of the garment and the prominent block lettering of labels […]

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Korean Government takes measures to boost ‘fashion industry’

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) has recently announced its plans to invest around US $ 27 million next year in a bid to nurture premium fashion and lifestyle brands of the country. Doubling the R&D budget and supporting the whole process – from design to marketing for exports to other countries across the globe, for seven categories which include furniture, bags, sports and leisure, accounts for an effort to boost […]

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Sportswear brand New Balance opens its 1st store in India

US sportswear brand New Balance has opened its first store in India at Noida’s DLF Mall. Revealing its ambitious plan to open 50-odd stores across India in the next three years, the company has informed that the company’s second store will likely be opened in West Delhi’s Pacific Mall. The company has also entered the Indian e-commerce space via an exclusive partnership with fashion e-tailer Jabong. In this regard, Darren Tucker, Vice-President for Asia-Pacific at […]

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ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum completes four years

The 2015 ANNpower Fellows were selected from a talented pool of applicants for their leadership acumen and commitment to furthering social progress. During the course of the Forum, the Fellows had the opportunity to learn new skills to help them make an impact in their communities. Kay Krill, President and CEO of Ann Inc. said, “With the tools and support provided at the Forum, and with the calibre of women offering advice based on their […]

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