In a small workshop in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, Halima al-Ankassuri embroiders traditional patterns onto a blue shawl, destined for sale in an upmarket Paris, London or Dubai boutique. The 54-year-old mother of seven describes her work as "modern products with shimmering colours, embroidered […]

Nine women disfigured by acid became defiant models Saturday at the first haute couture fashion show for the survivors of the growing scourge of acid attacks in India. The women, nearly all victims of husbands or close family, paraded in gowns donated by top Indian designers including Rohit Bal, Ranna […]

INTERVIEW London - A new recycling technique developed by Mistra Future Fashion could change the future of the fashion industry. Named Blend Re:wind, the chemical method separates both cotton and polyester from cotton/polyester blends which can be used again in new, high-quality products. Cotton and […]

UPDATE London - Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M has been hit with fresh accusations concerning the incineration of new clothing. H&M reportedly burned 19 tonnes of new clothes in Västerås in 2016, which is nearly twice as much newly produced apparel the retailer is accused of burning in Denmark, according […]

The world's most exclusive sneaker is here courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld, Pharrell Williams and Adidas Originals. The 1000 euros sneaker made its debut last night at Colette at a party celebrating Chanel's takeover of Colette. The sneakers are part of Pharrell's ongoing collaboraiton with Adidas. The sneaker […]

Walpole, the luxury trade body that represents some of Britain’s best-known luxury brands, has crowned as British Luxury Brand of the Year at the 2017 Walpole British Luxury Awards held this week in London. Matchesfashion were up against tough competition in luxury department store […]

OPINION The value of education has never been more under the microscope with fashion education booming, tuition sky-high, and more fashion programs and fashion graduates entering the marketplace than ever before yet no corresponding marked increase in jobs. The spike in interest among young people towards […]

Fashion is a year round endeavor, so fall/winter and spring/summer aren't enough for brands anymore. Pre-collections, including resort and pre-fall, have become key components of many brands business models. Designer Alexandre Mattiusi of AMI wasn't going to let himself miss out on his piece of the […]

China's internet saw an outpouring of support on Tuesday for model Ming Xi, who apologised to the country for tripping on the catwalk of the first-ever Victoria's Secret fashion show held in her country. A post shared by Ming Xi (@mingxi11) on Nov 20, 2017 at 8:24pm PST Xi, who was born Xi Mengyao, […]

The glitzy Victoria's Secret fashion show stumbled across the finish line Monday night in its first-ever China staging after a run-up marred by setbacks and reports of political interference by Beijing. Models breezed down the catwalk sporting elaborate feathered wings and billowing trains as the US […]

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