Walpole, the not-for-profit trade body that represents more than 160 British luxury brands, has chosen London Fashion Week ready-to-wear womenswear designer Emilia Wickstead as one of its twelve emerging companies for its Brands of Tomorrow programme. Wickstead, who was recently placed in the spotlight […]

Giorgio Armani opened his show to the soundtrack of Downton Abbey, who's era resonated with his vision for the season. The collection was something of a tribute to Milanese masculinity, but the high waisted drop crotch trousers, four button suits and frock coats felt like a nod to the English aristocracy […]

Paris Fashion Week began on Wednesday, launching days of menswear shows that will build up to the Haute Couture main event -- all of it under high security imposed since the Islamist attacks in the French capital this month. Big-name brands Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Dior are to send out […]

His hand is steady and sure as it delicately traces the contours of the biggest names in the world of style: the celebrities, the magazine editors, the clients. Nicolas Ouchenir is a calligrapher, a member of a rarified profession whose ink appears on the must-have invitations of Europe's fashion shows. […]

Gucci for AW15 transitioned into a new gender-shared aesthetic, sending models down the runway clad in chiffon shirts and pussy bows. The show notes read nonconformist, romantic, intellectual, and the collection seemed a clear message to distance itself from former creative director Frida Giannini's […]

INTERVIEW Punk Queen Vivienne Westwood on Monday dedicated her new menswear collection to Prince Charles, saying the world would be a wonderful place if he been put in charge of it. Sporting a beret and a typically wry smile, the face of the heir to the British throne made a surprise appearance in Milan, […]

Rahul Mehta, President of The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, has now takenover as the new President of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) for two years (2014-16). He plans to introduce several new initiatives apart from improving connectivity between IAF members. In a tête-à-tête […]

Bottega Veneta remain one of those luxury brands who's crossover into fashion is but a small percentage of its annual sales. Perhaps because it's fashion message is a little less audible than other brands, Bottega steers clear of trends, catering to a more sophisticated and perhaps older customer. This […]

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