London Fashion Week mourned Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, with designers paying tribute to the "irreplaceable" German icon who helped define the industry. "It's such a loss. I know he wasn't that young, but I didn't expect it," said fashion student Edson Toniato, dressed in a black suit and burgundy turtleneck. […]

IN DEPTHFrom plastic we get polyester, from mushroom roots we get leather, and from dialogue we get inspiration to reinvent the textile industry. A panel discussion during Texworld trade fair provides a status report on the fields of recycling and upcycling, both of which seem to be having their moment […]

One thing was made clear at this month’s Ispo Munich 2019 fair: The sportswear industry is getting serious about sustainability, and more and more brands are pushing the hot topic to the top of their agenda. Snow chaos at the beginning of the fair Taking place between 3-6 February, Ispo Munich offered […]

Berlin’s fashion fairs had just closed their doors at the end of January when Jörg Wichmann opened the debate about their future. The CEO of Panorama trade fair announced plans that sounded almost revolutionary: Wichmann said in a statement that Panorama was going "on the offensive to meet the industry's […]

After the European menswear shows, there seemed to be a return to the the classic. Colors were more muted, tailoring was all the rage, and men were buttoned up, more traditional, and looked more ready for the boardroom than the streets of Williamsburg. This was an aberration compared to past seasons […]

INTERVIEW The Magic Japan trade fair will reposition itself in the future: Under the new name Project Tokyo, the "carefully curated event" will be offering contemporary men's and womenswear collections as well as denim and accessories, according to the organisers in an announcement. It will debut in […]

The 95th edition of menswear trade fair Pitti Uomo was held in Florence, Italy, between January 8-11. Here are the main facts and figures about last week’s event: Pitti Uomo in numbers: 1,230 brands participated in the event, 568 from abroad (46 percent) 30,000 visitors, of which 25,000 were buyers […]

Creative Director at Y/Project, Glenn Martens, has unveiled the brand’s AW19 menswear collection at Pitti Uomo. True to his style of bending the norms, Martens delivered a high-concept show aimed at transporting his guests outside of time and space, with the dark cloister lit only by handheld lights […]

British menswear brand Ben Sherman returns to Pitti Uomo this week with a special exhibition celebrating over five decades of shirt-making. The exhibition - called "The Decades" - showcases a selection of vintage pieces from the brand's archive alongside key items from the AW19 collection. "We are extremely […]

International fashion trade show Gallery Düsseldorf is introducing a new Modest Fashion section as part of its next event, which will take place from January 26 to 28. In a statement, organisers said that the introduction of the section was due to modest fashion being a global trend for “quite some […]

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