The British Fashion Council has named the 11 designers that will receive a slice of the 450,000 pound grant as part of its Fashion Trust financial and mentoring support scheme, which marks the largest donation by the trust to date. New recipients for 2017 are Edeline Lee, Georgia Hardinge, Isa Arfen, […]

London - The rise of the fast fashion model is said to have transformed the fashion industry and the way we perceive and consumer fashion. Amancio Ortega, otherwise known as the man behind the runaway fashion success retail story Zara, is said to have been the one to bring the business model into mainstream […]

London - The future of leather is closer than you think. Scientists are busy developing techniques to grow leather in labs using stem cells, new leathers ranging from pineapple to fish to mushroom are springing up and a number of synthetic leathers hitting the market are virtually identical to the real […]

Tennis player Novak Djokovic has been announced as Lacoste’s newest sporting brand ambassador, with the former number one set to wear the sportswear label on and off the court following the expiry of his deal with retailer Uniqlo. Lacoste, which was founded by tennis plater René Lacoste in 1933, said […]

Fast fashion online retailer MissPap is set to launch its first swimwear collaboration with Love Island star Olivia Buckland, which features more than 20 swimwear styles alongside beach clothing and accessories. The MissPap x Olivia Buckland collection launches on June 1 and includes over 20 swimwear […]

Indigenous women weavers in Guatemala take action against a fashion industry that has been exploiting their culturally significant and often sacred patterns and symbols by copying them and using them for their own commercial purposes. The National Movement of Maya Weavers is made up of around 30 organisations […]

London - The much-awaited return of cult TV show Twin Peaks has seen a resurgence of 90s fashion styles and led to a number of brands releasing Twin Peaks inspired merchandise. To mark the hit tv show return leading concept store Opening Ceremony has teamed up with Habitat to launch a Twin Peaks capsule […]

The CFDA Fashion Awards in New York will salute two of the industry's pioneers of the community: the late Franca Sozzani and designer Rick Owens. Former Vogue editor Sozzani died in 2016, but will be honoured with a posthumous Fashion Icon Award. Owens, who is American but based in Paris, will receive […]

The world’s biggest sustainable design competition, the EcoChic Design Award has announced that 24 emerging designers have made the semi-final including two from the UK. Founded in 2011 by Hong Kong-based NGO Redress, the EcoChic Design Award challenges upcoming designers and students to create a collection […]

ANDAM, the National Association for the Development of Fashion Artists, has named four emerging labels as finalists for this year’s prestigious Fashion Award, which will see the winner scooping 250,000 euros to develop their brand, as well as receiving mentoring from Yves Saint Laurent chief executive […]

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