Fashion Start-Up Walls of Benin is Out to Disrupt the Europe-to-Africa Loungewear Status Quo

An ambitious fashion start-up business is producing high-quality sleepwear and loungewear in Africa and exporting it to Europe. Continue reading Fashion Start-Up Walls of Benin is Out to Disrupt the Europe-to-Africa Loungewear Status Quo

Legendary Photographer Martin Parr on Collaborating With Gucci

It’s more than likely you’re familiar with Martin Parr’s work: the legendary British photographer has made a career travelling the world and capturing its inhabitants going about their day-to-day. Continue reading Legendary Photographer Martin Parr on Collaborating With Gucci

Emerging British-Nigerian Designer Tolu Coker Simply Won A Huge Fashion Reward

London-based designers Tolu Coker and Eleanor McDonald each took house 3 awards at the 16th ITS occasion in Trieste last week. Continue reading Emerging British-Nigerian Designer Tolu Coker Simply Won A Huge Fashion Reward

Vanessa Zhang Brings Chinese Designers to New York

Vanessa Zhang is a successful Chinese actress and entrepreneur who embraces her culture. Her latest obsession is fashion, so it makes sense that she would make the long trek to New York Men’s Day to showcase three emerging Chinese designers that she is sponsoring under her Vanessa Zhang Fashion Incubator. Continue reading Vanessa Zhang Brings Chinese Designers to New York

Self-Service Showroom For Danish Fashion Brand Pieces

Danish fashion brand Pieces has opened a new showroom, called ‘Her Social Studio,’ at its headquarters in Aarhus. The showroom seeks to immerse customers in a multi-faceted hub for co-creation and brand storytelling. Continue reading Self-Service Showroom For Danish Fashion Brand Pieces

Why Mexico City Fashion Is Everywhere Right Now

For a long time, being a designer in Mexico City was a thankless trade. Young, experimental fashion designers looking to find an audience for their work were involved in patterns of rejection, and would eventually leave for more open-minded markets, adding to the creative brain drain taking place in the city. What they found in their own country was a culture closed to new ideas coming from within. Read More via

A Fabric Bank Is Trying To Turn Brazilian Fashion Accountable And Sustainable

In textiles and fashion, reuse may be applied to materials, enhancing their durability or extending their life, as well as products, taking into account adaptability to different users along their life cycle. It may also be done as service design, connecting users through shared consumption, as in the examples of fashion libraries Lena, in Amsterdam (Lena, 2017), and House of Bubbles, in São Paulo (House of All, 2017) — both initiatives provide fashion products upon maintenance fees, defining rules for their use and conservation. Continue reading A Fabric Bank Is Trying To Turn Brazilian Fashion Accountable And Sustainable

Fashion From Ancient Greece on Display at Athens Museum

Replicas of clothes worn by the Minoan and Mycenaeans in the period stretching roughly from 2000 to 1200 BC are currently on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Continue reading Fashion From Ancient Greece on Display at Athens Museum

The Designers Known for Clothes That Look Like Art

Inspired by Balenciaga and often compared to brands like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, the Dutch fashion label Viktor&Rolf is celebrating its 25th anniversary year with the release of a massive new coffee-table book, Viktor&Rolf: Cover Cover. Continue reading The Designers Known for Clothes That Look Like Art

Dakar Fashion Week Highlights Latest African Design Trends

The annual Dakar Fashion week came to a close this weekend; showcasing dazzling designs from some of Africa’s best and brightest fashion designers. Now in its 16th year the fashion event has become an indicator of latest trends and is an attraction for various African and foreign designers. Continue reading Dakar Fashion Week Highlights Latest African Design Trends