After the untimely death of their brilliant founder due to a suicide, Kate Spade New York has committed 1 million dollars for charitable causes for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The news first broke on WWD. The donations will begin with 250,000 dollars to the Crisis Text Line, and […]

In honor of the brand's ten year anniversary, Miansai is building their "new nostalgia" category by creating customized Penny Rolling machines for each of their stores with location specific memorabilia. Miansai founder Michael Saiger, who originally developed the concept of the brand around nostalgia […]

Once upon a time the meaning of luxury was part aspiration, part exclusivity and part too expensive for most to afford. It was the Hermès bag, the Cartier watch and cashmere designer coat that equalled status, good taste and most of all exuded wealth. Brands communicated their campaigns through magazines, […]

TIMELINE Long gone are the times when people would only wear sneakers to practice sports. Now they are the footwear of choice for millions of people around the world. The international sneaker market grew 40 percent between 2004 and 2016, according to Forbes. Nike’s revenue alone reached 35.4 billion […]

United Colors of Benetton is best known for its advertising campaigns celebrating diversity. Previous campaigns, usually shot by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani, depicted models from different ethnicities holding hands, leaders from different religions side by side, or classroom with children […]

INTERVIEW Born in the French city of Lyon, Loic Bizel works as a consultant for major international fashion brands in Tokyo, Japan. He came to Asia in 1995 while working as an export manager for shoe firms such as Paraboot, Elizabet Stuart and Palladium. After five years in the business and dealing […]

Virgil Abloh paid tribute to his friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West as the US designer took star billing as Paris men's fashion week began Tuesday. Relations between the pair have been tested since Abloh was named head of menswear at Louis Vuitton in March, with the rapper saying it was "hurtful" […]

In a sea of mass-produced pieces, collections with a personal stamp are a rarity. As Megan Phillips celebrates her namesake brand hitting its one year mark, the company is quickly becoming a favorite among young women looking to stand out. Developed as part of her dream to create a clothing company […]

Pride Week has been taking place in New York City, which means its also time for New York's annual Rainbow Fashion Week. Last night at the "Bank" Vault in Bedstuy, Eliza David and Joanna Gonzalez of Alienz Incorporated presented an avant-garde, superhero inspired collection, featuring models of all […]

Indian summer, brighter colors and the impact of technology in our daily lives: these are some of themes that will mark Autumn/Winter in 2019-2010, according to Dutch trendwatcher Lidewij Edelkoort. She led a trendwatching seminar in Holland this week, organized by international forecaster, Appletizer. […]