INTERVIEWGraduate Fashion Week isn’t just for women’s and menswear designers, this year also saw an influx of fashion designers showcasing impressive childrenswear collections, with Salford University’s Sinead Blagbrough scooping the Mothercare Childrenswear Award at the prestigious gala show. Blagbrough […]

Seven upcoming designers where celebrated at the start of Berlin Fashion week and awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, which totalled a value of 200,000 euros, where handed out on Monday evening in a ceremony organised by the non-profit organisation SDBI –Stiftung der Deutschen […]

INTERVIEWGraduate Fashion Week is an important time of year for the fashion industry, more than 40 universities showcase their brightest graduates, and FashionUnited was once again on the ground to scour the catwalk presentations and portfolios to highlight some of the next generation of fashion designers […]

The Europahal of conference center Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, served as the backdrop for the graduation show of fashion students from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Following the first and second year students, the graduating designers presented their collections. This year saw 12 fashion students […]

Fashion students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, recently presented their graduation show at the Elektriciteitsfabriek, in The Hague, the Netherlands. This year saw five students graduated with very different collections. From men's suits full of sequins and 3D-prints, to inflatable […]

Individuals, the label designed by the third and fourth year students at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), recently presented their Spring/Summer collection in Loods 6, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The collection is said to have designed to act as "a reaction against the loud and aggressive […]

What is a good portfolio? How relevant are my ideas? Who makes the decisions about the job? What do companies expect from an applicant? Fashion designers gave truthful insights into their working world at the SDBI (German Fashion Industry Foundation)’s second Mentoring Day. In fashion, plenty of flexibility […]

My previous two reports from FIT’s sustainability-focused Summer Institute centered around artisanship in the developing world. Here I spotlight American artisanship and, in particular, three skilled craftspeople operating very different businesses. The denim connoisseur Denim has been a true American […]

Here is the second in my series reporting from FIT’s commendable Summer Institute program. I should mention that FIT’s Acting Associate Dean of the School of Art and Design, Sass Brown, is someone who is making a difference herself, as her extracurricular activities are as influential as her work at […]

De Montfort University fashion graduate Hazel Symons scooped the prestigious Christopher Bailey Gold Award by Oracle at the 2016 Graduate Fashion Week awards gala show, for her monochrome collection of tailored pieces that were bolted rather than sewn. Symons, beat off a strong line-up of the best 25 […]