Will demand for It Bags make a return post pandemic?
Sales of handbags saw a sharp decline during the pandemic when stuck at home consumers found expensive bags to be a non-necessity. Despite surging numbers in the resale market for pre-owned luxury, the lifestyle changes brought on by Covid-19 dampened interest in this once booming category. As occasionwear slowly makes its way back to the winter...
Mar 19, 2021
Video: Prada FW21 collection at MFW
In this video, Italian fashion house Prada has presented its FW21 womenswear collection at Milan Fashion Week (MFW). Watch the video below. Do you want to see more FW21 clothing collections? Click here to view theFashionUnited Marketplace. Video: Prada via YouTube Photo credit: Milano Fashion Week
Mar 2, 2021
Prada completes Ocean Beyond education programme with Unesco and schools
A year ago, Italian luxury fashion house Prada teamed up with Unesco’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for the educational programmeSea Beyond, a tailor-made pilot project for secondary schools around the world to raise awareness on ocean preservation and sustainability. The two partners have now announced the completion of the...
Feb 16, 2021
Prada signs loan for sustainability targets
Prada has signed a five-year, sustainability linked loan with UniCredit banking group worth 90 million euros. The loan is linked to performance indicators including the regeneration and reconversion of production waste and Prada’s ability to increase the share of self-produced energy. “Sustainability, as a value, is now universally recognized...
Feb 10, 2021
Fall Winter 2021-22 Men’s Catwalk Themes Directions
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers the influential themes emerging from the Men’s Milan and Paris collections during Fashion Month. Building on overarching trends that first emerged in FW21, the Fall Winter season sees themes of nostalgia and heritage come to fruition. As we head into a transition period, designers are mindful of balancing...
Feb 5, 2021
The top five menswear looks of FW21
The fall menswear digital runway shows and formats have come to an end and FashionUnited dissects five key looks for the upcoming season. The Statement knit Bold colours and interesting patterns are essential to statement knitwear, and was embraced by several designers for their FW21 collections. Those who delivered exciting novelty to the...
Jan 27, 2021
Highlights: Milan fashion week men's AW21
Despite the ongoing lockdowns, the Men’s edition of Milan Fashion Week returned with a mix of physical shows and digitally presented collections. Designers have rapidly adapted to new formats, bringing collections inspired by changing lifestyles of their consumers. Fendi Indoor dressing, sleepwear inspirations and comfort loungewear styles were...
Jan 22, 2021
Prada drops Chinese TV star amid surrogacy scandal
Luxury fashion house Prada has cut ties with a popular Chinese actress amid claims that she abandoned her children born to surrogates abroad after breaking up with her boyfriend. Surrogacy is illegal in China, where the practice was banned in 2001, but it is not uncommon for wealthy Chinese couples to pay women based abroad large sums to carry...
Jan 20, 2021
Diesel parent OTB confirms interest to acquire Jil Sander
Jil Sander could soon return to Italian ownership as Only the Brave (OTB), the parent company of Diesel, confirmed interested in acquiring the house. According to WWD, the due diligence process is already in progress, confirming the speculations from December that the Group’s founder Renzo Rosso was interested in the minimalist fashion house. “...
Jan 19, 2021
Milan menswear trends reflect the need for a brighter AW21
Comforting fabrics, bright colours, winter shorts and uninhibited movement are all on show at Milan Men's Fashion Week, whose collections for autumn-winter 2021 have been kept behind closed doors this year by Covid-19. With the Italian fashion capital again under lockdown and its luxury stores closed, designers couldn't help but nod to the new...
Jan 19, 2021
Video: Fashion critics react to Prada's FW21 menswear collection
In this video, YouTube fashion channel HauteLeMode has reacted to Prada’s FW21 menswear collection. This is the second collaboration between the head designer of Prada Miuccia Prada and Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. Watch the video below. Video: HauteLeMode via YouTube Photo credit: Prada, Facebook
Jan 19, 2021
MFW: Prada and Raf Simons debut first menswear collaboration
A 70s faux fur backdrop by Rem Koolhaas and the design ancillary of his architect firm OMA set the scene for Prada’s first menswear collection in collaboration with co-creative director Raf Simons. The presentation, once again executed in a digital format while physical fashion remains interrupted, was met with a post-show press conference and...
Jan 18, 2021