Former Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall has confirmed that after 10 years on the catwalk she is to skip New York Fashion Week this September in order to focus on developing a “more intimate, personal connection with her consumer”. With previous collections featuring around 40 full ready-to-wear […]

Wearable technology continues to pervade the fashion sphere, with Michael Kors, Fossil and Q Venture all launching new smartwatches over the last week. The Michael Kors watch in particular offers more technology than other smartwatches offered by fashion brands. Often seen as a trend, fashion smartwatches […]

Tennis player Serena Williams has gathered million of fans worldwide not only for her performance on the court, but also for her sense of style. Who can forget the denim skirt she wore on the 2005 US Open, or the leopard-print dress from 2014? Now, she’ll return to Flushing Meadows wearing Nike pieces […]

IMG, the biggest producer of shows at New York Fashion Week, is expanding Focus, a full-service creative and production agency. The news was first reported by WWD. The goal of Focus is to create original events and bring bespoke brands to life. To that end, clients will be offered access to top fashion […]

Labels taking part in the Helsinki Fashion Week will no longer be allowed to use leather in their collections, as the event’s organizers have pledged to ban the material from 2019. “We at Helsinki Fashion Week, with the support of the Nordic Fashion Week Association, are taking an active stand against […]

Japanese pop icon Hello Kitty has inspired Converse’s new playful capsule collection, to be launched globally on August 16. The character will be featured in three sneaker styles: Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70 and One Star.All items are unisex, and come in sizes for both kids and adults. The line […]

They may feel aggrieved at not obtaining an official seal of approval, but traditional Romanian dressmakers are riding a wave of demand for their folk designs after a top fashion house inadvertently showcased their craft. Clothes makers from the northwestern Bihor region were more than a little bemused […]

The Trendstop trade show team give FashionUnited readers an exclusive insight into this seasons Outdoor Retailer event. Located at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, the show focusses on the latest technological innovations in specialist sportwear and outdoor performance gear. Hiking, climbing, […]

INTERVIEW On average, we wear our clothes a total of seven times and then, many simply get thrown away - 2.5 billion pounds of clothing each year to be precise. Scary but easy to change as one of the simplest and most sustainable ways to let garments live longer is to find them a new owner. And this […]

INTERVIEW Henriette Ernst’s idea to spread thoughtful and informative messages of equality through fashion was initially sparked by frustration. A veteran designer, she had grown disheartened by what she saw as a lack of support for women and girls on the industry’s part. Inspired by the work of the […]