American designer label M.Patmos helmed by Marcia Patmos was announced the winner of the International Woolmark Prize for womenswear this week at the award’s event in Beijing, China. New York-based Patmos competed against four other labels, Vmajor from China, Strateas. Carlucci from Australia, Augustin […]

The nominees for this year’s 2015 CFDA Award have been finalized, and it is quite the playing field. In the Womenswear Designer of the Year category we have Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler, and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley […]

Levi’s is sticking true to its heritage, and will be launching a new line of women’s denim called Lot 700. The collection takes inspiration from the three-digit nomenclature usually used in their men’s styles, as well as the original line of Levi’s women’s denim, Lot 701. Lot 701 came on the scene back […]

OPINION Fashion may not be the top name on the cultural sector list, but by no means should fashion's influence on the zeitgeist be underestimated. Everywhere you look and turn we are consciously and subconsciously privy to fashion statements, from shop windows on the high street, to images in magazines, […]

Tokyo Fashion Week opened Monday on a floral, fairy tale-inspired note, as a popular brand from Thailand turned the catwalk into a labyrinth strewn with petals. Organisers of the line-up chose Thai label Sretsis -- "sisters" written backwards -- for the opening display in the trendy Shibuya district, […]

With the ready-to-wear shows drawing to a close for another season in New York, London, Milan and Paris, the most fashion-forward Fall/Winter 2015-16 apparel shapes have been revealed by the Trendstop catwalk experts. Directional trends update womenswear across all sectors, from Coats & Jackets, Knitwear […]

Sport designer collaborations are becoming huge targets for sportswear giants, Nike has worked with Riccardo Tisci and Pedro Lourenço, while Adidas has been collaborating with Rick Owens, Raf Simons and most recently Kanye West, and now Nike is adding a new partnership with Japanese designer label Sacai, […]

Anyone who thought that Apple was going to be the only one taking a piece of the smart watch pie was obviously living in some delusional reality. Swatch Group announced on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 that they will be releasing a collection of touch screen “smart” watch pieces aimed at special interest […]

Surely you have noticed the paradox of the front row at fashion shows. The amount of media coverage dedicated to celebrities arriving at fashion week presentations sees photographers snapping away at the head count of mostly paid-to-watch celebrities, wearing designer-borrowed outfits that are instantly […]

The bi-annual fashion parade which jumped from New York, London and Milan has come to a spectacular end in the birthplace of haute couture: Paris. Whilst a number of fashion houses hosted catwalk shows that successfully complimented the collections being presented, some events were said to be so extravagant […]

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