London Fashion Week mourned Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, with designers paying tribute to the "irreplaceable" German icon who helped define the industry. "It's such a loss. I know he wasn't that young, but I didn't expect it," said fashion student Edson Toniato, dressed in a black suit and burgundy turtleneck. […]

IN DEPTHFrom plastic we get polyester, from mushroom roots we get leather, and from dialogue we get inspiration to reinvent the textile industry. A panel discussion during Texworld trade fair provides a status report on the fields of recycling and upcycling, both of which seem to be having their moment […]

One thing was made clear at this month’s Ispo Munich 2019 fair: The sportswear industry is getting serious about sustainability, and more and more brands are pushing the hot topic to the top of their agenda. Snow chaos at the beginning of the fair Taking place between 3-6 February, Ispo Munich offered […]

London - Never one to shy away from voicing her opinion, Katharine Hamnett took to the main stage of Pure London on Sunday evening to give a passionate speech about the state of the fashion industry, while criticising the government, fast-fashion brands and policy makers alike for their contributions […]

Womenswear trade fair Project Women’s, which is currently being held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, has teamed up with Conscious Fashion Campaign and the UN Office for Partnerships. Together, they aim to recognize brands and designers that are working to end poverty, protect the […]

Berlin’s fashion fairs had just closed their doors at the end of January when Jörg Wichmann opened the debate about their future. The CEO of Panorama trade fair announced plans that sounded almost revolutionary: Wichmann said in a statement that Panorama was going "on the offensive to meet the industry's […]

PRESENTATION New York - Texworld delivered a first look at important themes for S/S 2020 on day one of their biannual textile and sourcing event held in New York City this month. The presentation which was delivered by their Art Director, Louis Gerin, outlines the leading palettes and rising aesthetics […]

PrimaLoft announced the first adopters of its newest sustainable fabric today. The fiber firm's latest innovation, PrimaLoft Bio is made entirely from recycled, biodegradable sources. L.L. Bean, Houdini, Helly Hansen, Norrøna and Vaude are amongst the first to integrate the material into their collections. […]

After the European menswear shows, there seemed to be a return to the the classic. Colors were more muted, tailoring was all the rage, and men were buttoned up, more traditional, and looked more ready for the boardroom than the streets of Williamsburg. This was an aberration compared to past seasons […]

INTERVIEW The Magic Japan trade fair will reposition itself in the future: Under the new name Project Tokyo, the "carefully curated event" will be offering contemporary men's and womenswear collections as well as denim and accessories, according to the organisers in an announcement. It will debut in […]

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