REVIEW“Before the 20th century, stylish women who consumed Western fashion were well-versed in cloth. They could easily distinguish between fibers and weaves and were knowledgeable about the origin, quality and costs of the fabrics they wore.” So reads the introductory statement in the Fashion Institute […]

INTERVIEWTimo Rissanen is Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons School of Design and an avid cross-stitcher. He sat down with FashionUnited to explain how he’s making this ancient form of embroidery contemporary, reflecting the Trump era and addressing the future of the […]

INTERVIEW London - Adam Frisby founded Manchester based fast fashion e-tailer In The Style in 2013 with just 1000 Pounds investment and no previous experience in starting or running a business, but the firm belief in his idea to build a fashion brand that tapped into the growing celebrity and social […]

Following two years of research, Swedish label Filippa K has exhibited two new “industry-changing garments”, each with a focus on a more sustainable approach from the start to the end of the production process. The exhibition is part of the ‘Circular Design Speeds’ project, and is in partnership with […]

In today’s divided society, the old adage of never talking religion or politics in polite company no longer seems to apply. As the two tribes go to war at this week’s midterms, the question of whether brands have a responsibility to use their political voice arises. In this show-us-the-receipts era, […]

Interested in expanding your knowledge about the fashion industry and its most illustrious names? Watching documentaries is a good way to do so, which is why FashionUnited has coined a list of 10 non-fiction films every fashion student, professional or aficionado should watch. Dior and I (2014) "> A […]

Anyone looking for a career in the fashion industry should get used to the idea of considering international fashion schools. The majority of international fashion houses still sits in Paris, Milan, London and New York, so learning the language of one’s preferred location while studying can’t hurt. […]

Throughout university and school I’d never heard the term freelancer, I didn’t know what it was or what it entailed. However, in the fashion industry, the term is commonly used to describe someone who works for themself and can be hired on a casual basis for set projects or specific work based on their […]