Kate Spade, Chinti and Parker, and Net-a-Porter are among the fashion brands and retailers getting behind International Women’s Day 2018, a day devoted to celebrating and supporting women and to raise awareness of gender equality, which has been given a bigger spotlight this year following the Time’s […]

Gucci has topped the first ever BrandZ Top 30 ‘Most Valuable’ Italian brands list, in a ranking from WPP and Kantar Millward Brown that features seven luxury brands. The research which tracks and addresses the changing environment for brands in Italy, found that the seven leading luxury brands headed […]

Trendstop gives FashionUnited readers a first look at the latest Spring/Summer 2019 leather and fabric trends fresh from Lineapelle, Milan. Trendstop’s materials experts bring you an insider's guide to the essential leathers, skins and fabrics for that will be impacting the apparel, accessories and […]

In July 2016, a rumour was whispered in the fashion world, claiming that Bernard Arnault was disappointed with the results of Nicolas Guesquière who had done wonders at Balenciaga. Guesquière had replaced Marc Jacobs as the head of Louis Vuitton with the mission to breathe its “premium” aura back into […]

Draper James, the Southern fashion and lifestyle brand founded by actress Reese Witherspoon, is partnering with Eloquii, the trend-driven retailer for women in US sizes 12-28 on an exclusive capsule collection to extend its size offering. The Draper James for Eloquii collection for spring 2018 features […]

Toronto’s George Brown College has confirmed that it has received close to 1 million dollars in funding from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science to support its new research programme that it states will help to transform the apparel industry. The George Brown College Fashion Exchange will […]

Balaclavas, headscarves, feisty feminism and the warming glow of yellow and burnished gold... We pick out the biggest trends in the autumn-winter 2018-2019 collections as Paris fashion week finishes late Tuesday. Hoods and headscarves It used to be that if you wanted to get ahead, you got a hat. But […]

Karl Lagerfeld created a spectacular mid-winter wood for his Paris catwalk Tuesday, but immediately fell foul of environmental activists who accused him of felling century-old trees for the show. The veteran German creator turned the Grand Palais into a forest, with tonnes of dead leaves strewn on mirrored […]

Karl Lagerfeld turned down the bling meter at Chanel with a Paris fashion week show that reflected the restrained glamour of the spectacular mid-winter forest in which it was set. The 84-year-old creator, who has kept his controversial white beard, sent out a dark and classy collection Tuesday that […]

British fashion brand Vivienne Westwood has issued a public apology on its social media accounts to young designers, Louise Gray and Rottingdean Bazaar for using its graphics on its own T-shirts as part of its autumn/winter 2018 collection without permission. In an apology message on its Instagram, […]

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