Through a new book, Chloe: Attitudes, we discover the five codes that create the unique Chloé© style
Clothing designers don’t have to limit themselves to fabric, needle, and thread. Royal College of Arts textile student Jungeoun Lee, for one, removes them from the equation altogether. To create her “Wrapped Garments”, Lee moulds synthetic yarn around a form to create the desired silhouette—no cutting or sewing required. By applying heat, the tangled fibres fuse into three-dimensional wearable sculptures with clean lines, decisive shapes, and unexpected contours.
Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World, offers his strategies for savvy shopping
BoF sat down with some of the industry’s top sound designers to discuss the making of the runway soundtracks that help fashion designers communicate their all-important seasonal statements.
Six months after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, Lucy Siegle questions high-street retailers on how they are improving their supply chains
As consumers, it’s our responsibility to understand a bit more about supply-chain ethics, and act on that information.
"The fashion and luxury-goods industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers, according to Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive officer of Kering SA, the owner of the Gucci brand.
“We’re struggling to find key people” in functions such as product development, visual merchandising, marketing and communication, Pinault said in an interview today in Milan, where Kering and Vogue Italia presented an initiative to offer internships to young people.”
Looks like the fashion industry might hopefully be heading into a growing and stable future. Growth seems to be persistent and fashion companies showing increasing figures in quarterly reports. Kering and LVMH seem to be expanding steadily, showing also some rethinking being done over how to successfully grow.
With autumn already creeping in, finally it is time to go again over the glorious collections made to represent this winter’s zeitgeist.
Céline was founded in France in 1945 by Céline Vipiana. Michael Kors was creative director after the founder, from 1997-2004. From 2008, the brand has been under creative direction from Phoebe Philo, and has thrived.
The lookbook for Pre-fall 2013 Ready-to-wear plays of lot with silhouette, texture, and dimensions. Neutral colours, black, with dashes of earth tones, warm and soft textiles. This collection is spot on with the cooling, greying days.
LIRON ITZHAKOV is a womenswear label based in London and Israel.
Liron’s designs are best known for their delightful style and feminine shapes. her collections are always telling a story. the outfits are unique and couture made, full of details and beautiful finishings.
I really like the soft structure of the garments, and the rose print is very beautiful. Feel like I am seeing some influence from Mary Katrantzou, which is always nice.
A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission charged four clothing companies with falsely advertising their clothing made of bamboo as clothing made of bamboo. Say what? That’s right.
An interesting article explaining that textile made from bamboo is not nearly as sustainable as it is made out to be. Essentially, it is rayon, a controversially unsustainable fiber, and loses all its antimicrobial properties in the process of making.