Hyerès’ Fashion Finalists: Beyond Traditional Beauty
By Rebecca Voight
France’s upcoming Hyères International Fashion, Photography and Accessories Festival  (April...
By Rebecca Voight
France’s upcoming Hyères International Fashion, Photography and Accessories Festival  (April 23-27) turns thirty-five this year. Like the stylish world it celebrates, the finalists are making their mark with diversity, original materials, artisanal expertise and personal vision. Half of the...
France’s upcoming Hyères International Fashion, Photography and Accessories Festival  (April 23-27) turns thirty-five this year. Like the stylish world it celebrates, the finalists are making their mark with diversity, original materials, artisanal expertise and personal vision. Half of the shortlisted designers, five out of ten, are from France, which shows a marked increase. The rest,...
Jean-Pierre Blanc's Unfailing Support for Creation
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
In 1986, a then young Jean-Pierre Blanc imagined the Hyères Festival while studying. Thirty-five...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
In 1986, a then young Jean-Pierre Blanc imagined the Hyères Festival while studying. Thirty-five editions later, the fashion design and photography event which traditionally takes place on the French Riviera can be considered one of the fashion industry's leading events for the discovery of...
In 1986, a then young Jean-Pierre Blanc imagined the Hyères Festival while studying. Thirty-five editions later, the fashion design and photography event which traditionally takes place on the French Riviera can be considered one of the fashion industry's leading events for the discovery of up-and-coming talents. This year, the Festival will take place from April 23rd to 27th. Jonathan Anderson...
The Critical Eye of Olivier Saillard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The reputed French historian has gained in freedom of...
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
By Frédéric Martin-Bernard
The reputed French historian has gained in freedom of expression since he no longer runs the Galliera Museum, and is also not resting on his laurels and multiplying projects. During Pitti Uomo in Florence, he spoke at the 75th anniversary of Brioni, and...
The reputed French historian has gained in freedom of expression since he no longer runs the Galliera Museum, and is also not resting on his laurels and multiplying projects. During Pitti Uomo in Florence, he spoke at the 75th anniversary of Brioni, and later this year, he will publish a book about the Italian menswear brand. We caught up with Olivier...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Edeline Lee Hosts Women in Art Talk
By Madeline Reid
London-based designer Edeline Lee hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday titled Dressed for the Art...
By Madeline Reid
London-based designer Edeline Lee hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday titled Dressed for the Art World.Co-hosted by the Association of Women in the Arts, the event was held at Fenwick, a London department store.The talks were moderated by Harper’s Bazaar UK features director Helena Lee. No...
London-based designer Edeline Lee hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday titled Dressed for the Art World.Co-hosted by the Association of Women in the Arts, the event was held at Fenwick, a London department store.The talks were moderated by Harper’s Bazaar UK features director Helena Lee. No stranger to the art world, Lee also edits the annual magazine Bazaar Art which celebrates women in the...
How Sneaker Apps are Winning
By Robin Torres
At a time when there is constant talk of a looming recession, e-commerce seems to be defying the...
By Robin Torres
At a time when there is constant talk of a looming recession, e-commerce seems to be defying the idea that retail is broken. According to statistics published by Internet Retailer last month, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to $3.53 trillion in 2019 – up from $2.93 trillion in 2018...
At a time when there is constant talk of a looming recession, e-commerce seems to be defying the idea that retail is broken. According to statistics published by Internet Retailer last month, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to $3.53 trillion in 2019 – up from $2.93 trillion in 2018 – and revenues are projected to grow to $6.54 trillion by 2022.This continued growth is, in part, due...
Pitti Adds Luxury Sex Toys to Lineup
By Elisa Carassai
Pitti Uomo has announced they will be including luxury sex toys in their Unconventional section...
By Elisa Carassai
Pitti Uomo has announced they will be including luxury sex toys in their Unconventional section of their fair.The Unconventional section aims at offering a selection of fashion forward brands that range from gritty to hyper-tech, from athletic-minded to gender-free. The selection is hosted in the...
Pitti Uomo has announced they will be including luxury sex toys in their Unconventional section of their fair.The Unconventional section aims at offering a selection of fashion forward brands that range from gritty to hyper-tech, from athletic-minded to gender-free. The selection is hosted in the Archivi section of the fair and will feature set design by Milanese architecture firm, Storage...
Kawakubo's Opera Debut
By NOWFASHION
Rei Kawakubo’s “Transformation and Liberation” project will finally come to life at Vienna's...
By NOWFASHION
By NOWFASHION
Rei Kawakubo’s “Transformation and Liberation” project will finally come to life at Vienna's State Opera in all its majestic, abstract splendour, Sunday, Dec. 8, in the world premiere of Virginia Woolf's Orlando.This modern-day portrayal of Orlando is a marriage of great minds: Woolf, Kawakubo...
Rei Kawakubo’s “Transformation and Liberation” project will finally come to life at Vienna's State Opera in all its majestic, abstract splendour, Sunday, Dec. 8, in the world premiere of Virginia Woolf's Orlando.This modern-day portrayal of Orlando is a marriage of great minds: Woolf, Kawakubo and composer Olga Neuwirth, one of the most forward-thinking figures in opera today and the first...
Why Fashion Needs Cultural Cred
By Elisabeta Tudor
The way brands connect with their customers — established and potential ones — has changed...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
The way brands connect with their customers — established and potential ones — has changed drastically over the years and has redefined the way luxury and fashion brands interact with society as a whole.“Cultural cred is intangible. It transcends geography and demographics and isn’t created by...
The way brands connect with their customers — established and potential ones — has changed drastically over the years and has redefined the way luxury and fashion brands interact with society as a whole.“Cultural cred is intangible. It transcends geography and demographics and isn’t created by one group alone. It’s ambiguous and imbued with nuance, making it hard to define and put into...
The Suit That Will Get Us to Mars
By Sofia Celeste
Getting the first human to Mars in the 2030s hinges more on the relationship between science and...
By Sofia Celeste
Getting the first human to Mars in the 2030s hinges more on the relationship between science and the textiles industry than one might think.“We will have people on the moon, hopefully by the mid 2020s. I hope we don’t get stuck on the Moon. I hope we can push further and get people to Mars....
Getting the first human to Mars in the 2030s hinges more on the relationship between science and the textiles industry than one might think.“We will have people on the moon, hopefully by the mid 2020s. I hope we don’t get stuck on the Moon. I hope we can push further and get people to Mars. That’s my job,” said Dr. Dava Newman, the former Deputy Administrator of NASA and a leading MIT Professor...
Italy’s Fashion Chamber Promotes Inclusion
By Elisa Carassai
Italy’s Camera Nazionale Della Moda outlined the path towards diversity across the industry and...
By Elisa Carassai
Italy’s Camera Nazionale Della Moda outlined the path towards diversity across the industry and how inclusion can be implemented throughout the fashion system, at a summit Tuesday, held at Milan’s historic Gerolamo children’s theater.Named “Including Diversity” the event coincided with World...
Italy’s Camera Nazionale Della Moda outlined the path towards diversity across the industry and how inclusion can be implemented throughout the fashion system, at a summit Tuesday, held at Milan’s historic Gerolamo children’s theater.Named “Including Diversity” the event coincided with World Disability Day, in an attempt to further underscore the chamber’s commitment, paving the way for a more...