SLEM (Shoes, Leather, Education, Museum), the renowned footwear institution in partnership with the the Dutch Leather and Footwear Museum, based in Waalwijk has rebranded to The Footwearists. The Slem Waalwijk Total foundation, which represents both the school and the museum was declared bankrupt by […]

Intel is closing its wearables division. In fact, the microchip developer already quietly closed much of its wearable lines in July, although it has yet to make a full announcement to the press. For those who are not familiar with Intel, if you own a Mac or any Apple device you will be privy to Intel's […]

On Friday, Istituto Marangoni, one of Italy's premier fashion schools, inaugurated The Mumbai School of Fashion, to bring a unique educational method and a distinctive Italian identity to one of the most metropolitan areas in the world. The grand opening was celebrated with an exclusive fashion show […]

Stella McCartney has partnered up with Bolt Threads to develop new innovative luxury fabrics. The new partnership sees the luxury designer brand working with the San-Francisco based biotechnology company to create “the next generation of advanced materials.” Together the two parties aim to develop luxury […]

Polimoda, the leading Italian fashion school has partnered with LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence, School of Master Craftsmen & Artisans and will support the the school’s expansion to Italy. The IME will offer training of leather goods craftsmanship at Polimoda and additional courses at Palazzo […]

As I write, judges across the globe are deliberating on the regional winners of the International Woolmark Prize, a competition so extensive it is divided into six localities: Asia; Australia and New Zealand; British Isles; Europe; India and Pakistan; U.S.A. Nominating bodies here at home include Vogue […]

The 2017 New Designers Awards, which recognises the next generation of graduate designers across a number of fields including fashion, has named its winners. The New Designers exhibition showcases more than 3,000 fresh-thinking, innovative graduate design talent from the UK’s leading art and design […]

Project, the bi-annual contemporary menswear trade show, is in full swing at Manhattan’s Javits Center and dropped in the middle of this bustling three-day event in which dapper dressed men meet vendors, negotiate, haggle and ultimately place orders for boutiques across the U.S. is a a group of individuals […]

Womenswear brand Le Kilt and menswear designer Matthew Miller have been named as the winners of the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize British Isles regional final. The two winners were chosen by a judging panel consisting of London Fashion Week designer Emilia Wickstead, Daniel Kearns creative director […]

Six Master Tailor Institute students graduated with a master’s degree in Tailoring, specialising in Women’s Couture, Men’s Costume and Historic Costume last week. The young designers, who took the three-year course, were given ten weeks to produce an outfit which they would exhibit during their graduation. […]

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