A parade of unknowns on the catwalks of Beijing Fashion Week highlights the challenges facing Chinese designers trying to break into an industry dominated by foreign brands: high production costs, excessive retail prices, and customers who still favour Western labels. Not a single international fashion […]

French deputies on Friday voted to ban ultra-thin catwalk models, despite howls of protest from modelling agencies in the world's fashion capital. "Anyone whose body mass index... is below a certain level will not be able to work as a catwalk model," according to the amendment voted in the National […]

Older women are fronting major fashion campaigns and one of the next Bond girls is 50 -- mature ladies are having a moment, but does it represent a change of attitudes or just a marketing gimmick? With her silver hair styled into a severe bob, clad all in black with huge sunglasses, 80-year-old US author […]

Footwear brand Clarks Originals has launched its latest campaign on social messaging platform, WhatsApp, as it looks to align its Clarks Desert Boot with youth culture. The digital campaign, called ‘Rats to Rudeboys’, centres around telling the story of the 65-year-old Desert Boot from the viewpoint […]

British designer friends Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley are branching out on their own to launch their own luxury brand, following the news that Marc by Marc Jacobs would be discontinued and folded into Marc Jacobs’ mainline. The London-based design duo have named their new label, Hillier Bartley […]

Fashion and technology will be united in matrimony thanks to Adidas’s new collaboration with Y-3. The globally popular athletic wear brand will be launching a new collaboration between their tennis division and Y-3. The collection, which is actually already in stores, includes socks, footwear (of course), […]

Discover a visual feast of the newest and most exciting accessories to hit the Fall/Winter 2015-16 catwalks, and see which must-have trends are influencing new season womenswear. This week, we introduce an inspirational new trend in jewellery: The Oversized Circle. As analysed by Trendstop’s accessories […]

OPINIONIt has been only a year since Marc by Marc Jacobs presented its AW14 collection under the debut creative leadership of Brit duo Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley. Monday's announcement that the label was to be merged with the mainline came as somewhat of a surprise to the industry. Marc Jacobs' […]

Proving Australia’s position as a market for burgeoning designer talent, international buyers are heading to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia to view the Spring/Summer Collections of Australian designers. Key representatives from leading international e-tailers, department stores and boutiques will […]

Online pureplays, like Net-a-Porter, Farfetch and Yoox, are set to hold a 30 percent share of the online global luxury spend by 2020, according to a new report. Verdict’s latest study is suggesting that the global online luxury market will more than double in the next five years as major brands continue […]

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