NYC-based portfolio lab Collectiv3 partnered with Kent State University’s New York Studio to deliver to a group of alumni the skinny on what currently constitutes a successful fashion portfolio. Societal unrest; the economic downturn, consumer shifts, globalization versus localization, and adapting […]

Luxury department store Lane Crawford has launched the ninth edition of its global Creative Call Out competition, which aims to seek out and support emerging talent in the fields of fashion, lifestyle and beauty, as well as content and experiential creators. For 2020, Lane Crawford is calling on “homegrown […]

Graduate Fashion Week might have been cancelled in early June, for the first time in its 29 year history, but the Graduate Fashion Foundation has been determined to highlight graduating talent and has revised the annual awards to reflect the current Covid-19 pandemic. The awards, which are normally […]

Heritage footwear brand Birkenstock has been working with Central Saint Martins on a long-term educational project, which has seen students from the MA Fashion and BA Fashion History and Theory courses collaborating with the brand on a research and design lead partnership. The result of this project, […]

For this two-part piece, FashionUnited went behind the wheels of industry to ask a cross-section of fashion’s hard-working professionals what advice they would give their graduating selves or what they wish they’d known back at the launch of their careers. We’ve harvested the wisdom of these experts […]

Condé Nast has partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL) to launch a sustainable fashion glossary, which will be an authoritative global resource for understanding sustainable fashion and the fashion industry’s role in the […]

BACKGROUND June is usually the moment of truth for fashion students in the last year of their studies. It is the month of the longest days, the shortest nights and the last stitches, culminating in the graduation shows. However, this year is different for many students. When corona measures are announced […]

INTERVIEW For the past six years, Kent State University’s School of Fashion has invited a selection of its graduates to present their work to alumni and industry leaders in a special portfolio showcase held at the school’s NYC Studio. Each spring, a jury made up of industry alumni visits the school […]

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