The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, created by the French luxury conglomerate, has launched its eighth edition, following the cancellation of last year’s final due to Covid-19. The competition has opened applications for the 2021 edition and is calling on young international designers, under […]

French fashion brand American Vintage has decided to ban angora from all its future collections and has announced this on social media. Already two years ago, animal rights organisation PETA had criticised the brand’s use of angora and showed how much angora rabbits suffer when their fur is harvested. […]

Fashion and lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas has launched OB Active, its first activewear line described as a “playful collection designed to help, empower and motivate”. Oliver Bonas explains in a press release that it was inspired by the first coronavirus lockdown and the shift in wearing activewear […]

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has confirmed that Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Haute Couture Week will still go ahead, however, there will be no invited guests this season due to Covid-19 restrictions in the country.  In an e-mail to FashionUnited, the Fédération de la Haute Couture […]

JCPenney has redesigned its activewear label, Xersion, for the first time since its launch in 2008. The retailer is working to strengthen its branded merchandise offerings in 2021. “We are kicking off 2021 in the best way possible – offering new and improved merchandise to our customers,” Michelle Wlazlo, […]

Prada has released its first campaign with co-creative directors Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada. Launched as a dialogue and conversation, the campaign poses a series of questions, such as “Is new still relevant? Answer at Prada.com. “Should we slow down or speed up?” and “Is creativity a gift or a skill?” […]

Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers the essential international Men’s Spring Summer Fashion Weeks material directions that will be informing SS21 and beyond. Classic material constructions and surfacing techniques are revived for SS21, given a modern edge via the addition of performance sports influences. […]

Bottega Veneta has quietly closed its social media accounts, exiting Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, sparking an end to its social marketing communications. In an unprecedented move for a luxury fashion house, the Kering-owned company has chosen to restrict its digital communications, going against […]

British supermodel Stella Tennant’s sudden death on 22 December left many wondering as to the cause. On Thursday Tennant’s family said in a statement to the Telegraph that the beloved model had been unwell for some time and felt unable to go on. ‘We have been humbled by the outpouring of messages of […]

Meet Varun, Sourcing Manager at VERO MODA. In 2012, he moved from India to Denmark to pursue his career within the fashion industry. He began as an International Business Trainee (IBT) in the buying team, today he is still with us and his career has progressed immensely. How did you first hear about […]

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