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. […]

ITE Group, the parent company of leading trade fairs Moda, Pure London, Pure Origin, Scoop and Jacket Required, has announced a three-year investment plan across all its shows which aims to secure new appointments, improve data analysis, develop educational content programmes, and drive its sustainability […]

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 […]

Despite the gloomy economic outlook and uncertainty over Brexit, buyers seemed upbeat and ready to place healthy orders for a/w 19. Once again, finding commercial product at price points that offer value for money was top on retailers’ agendas, and thankfully this season brands didn’t disappoint, with […]

ROUNDUP London trade show Pure returned to Olympia for its a/w 19 edition, continuing its ‘festival of fashion’ theme. If looming Brexit and its associated uncertainty were on peoples’ minds, it didn’t show, as the atmosphere was generally bustling and the mood amongst brands and buyers seemed mostly […]

REPORT London - Whether it’s to predict upcoming trends or to keep up with the latest technical innovations, it seems like the fashion industry always has its eyes on the future. That forward-looking nature of the industry was clearly apparent at this season’s Pure London. “The key thing is for us all […]

Never one to shy away from voicing her opinion, Katharine Hamnett took to the main stage of Pure London on Sunday evening to give a passionate speech about the state of the fashion industry, while criticising the government, fast-fashion brands and policy makers alike for their contributions to an industry […]

UK trade show Pure London has confirmed that MP and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Mary Creagh, will be taking to the main stage at this February event where she’ll be discussing sustainability in the fashion industry. Creagh will be speaking with journalist and sustainability expert […]

Pure Origin, the section of the Pure London trade show dedicated to fashion sourcing and manufacturing, has announced this year’s line-up of speakers and topics for its 10-12 February show. The event will be kicked off on Sunday with a talk by solution consultant from Lectra UK and Northern Europe, […]

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