Fashion brands, producers and retailers in key consumer markets across Europe and North America are fighting for survival. Stores are closed, sales have slumped, inventories are mounting, staff are being laid off or furloughed, executives are taking pay cuts, dividends have been suspended, and companies are taking steps to shore up their liquidity. For many, the response has also been to abandon or scale-back orders, and delay – or even cancel – payments to vendors. The knock-on consequences are factory closures and the dismissal of millions of workers in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Technology is now taking a front seat in communication between clothing brands and their suppliers, since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting a stop to all non-essential travel. Michelle Russell, Apparel Correspondent for GlobalData, says: “Buyers are now having to rethink how they work with manufacturers on orders and product design.”
The end-of-season sales play a very significant role for women who want to upgrade their wardrobe. These are the go-to places for them if they wish to buy a new pair of stocking or an extra pair of jeans. Help by the major brands at the best times these are the places to get useful fashion items and accessories from the most trusted brand for just a fraction of the original price. This is the place where women can splurge on different items of their choice. A thing that most of the women cannot do otherwise at other times in other stores.
If you just got a new pair of comfortable moto boots for walking, then you’ve surely done some research in the meantime. As you’ve probably noticed, there are so many items, styles, and types of products that you can choose from, given that this is such a versatile industry. However, it’s the magnitude of fashion as a whole that makes it such a polluting segment of our commerce.
With stable results, the 33rd edition of CPM – Collection Premiere Moscow drew to a successful close on 6 September 2019. Around 1,300 brands from 30 countries exhibited their collections for the spring/summer 2020 season in 16 halls of the Expocentre exhibition grounds. As always, CPM attracted a highly professional audience of buyers and experts to Moscow: around 21,300 professional visitors from 50 countries with a focus on Europe and South Asia.
Several years after it was introduced by Burberry, see-now buy-now is still far from becoming an industry standard. Even though brands take other steps to offer more collections rather than just two a year, not all seem to see the benefits of this.
Two times a year, for three days, the 6 major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry (yarns, fabrics, leathers, designs, accessories and manufacturing) meet the world's creative brands at Premiere Vision Paris to help them prepare their collections.
Because our kids are constantly growing, it’s easy to get sucked into the world of fast fashion when we dress them. After all, the outfits are current, inexpensive, and it’s easy to toss them when the kids outgrow or ruin them. Realistically speaking, though, the fact that children are likely to outgrow their clothing quickly means it’s even more important that we prioritize high-quality items that will survive as hand-me-downs or for resale. So how do you keep your kids looking sharp while choosing ethical brands?
Every six months at the Pitti Immagine fashion events there's something special going on. A spark that makes an always different alchemy, an energetic and emotional click that is difficult to contain.
ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai
In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.
Some of the world’s most famous brands and companies have long shown their wares to us from larger-than-life billboards and glossy magazine pages. The real publicity, however, that many of the biggest fashion houses have earned has in fact come from the celebrity names who have worn their items.
On September 19-21 fashionistas from around the world will arrive in Paris to attend Premiere Vision to get inspired, source new materials, research manufacturers and attend trend seminars, conferences and workshops led by international experts. For the third year, the Smart Square, an informative and visionary space dedicated to information and discussions, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience responsible values and innovations in the fashion industry, will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that inspire creativity.
Discover the selection of ethical, and kind to the environment brands. Each of them in their own way contributes to the development of fashion towards sustainable development.
Who knows whether the textiles imprinting of his maternal family or the dash and artistic breadth of his father Gianandrea – one of the tutelary deities of 20th century music – had the upper hand, but it is certain that Pino Gavazzeni had a fortunate entrepreneurial intuition when in 1975 – in the wake of the affirmation of pret-a-porter garments – he created Bagutta which immediately established itself as an international reference point for high quality shirt-making for men and women that was synonymous with creativity and Italian style, dividing itself between its own brand collections and the production of garments for some of the greatest Made in Italy stylists. Now that Pino’s interest is mainly as a shareholder, his son Antonio and nephew Andrea are at the helm of the company, respectively as CEO and president.
Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.
Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available Merino wool fabric and yarn manufactures, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, February 6 - 8.
The list of new exhibitors includes bag label Anokhi (stocked by stores including BREUNINGER), authentic woollen sweaters by Fisherman out of Ireland, international fashion by Sarah Pacini (which has its own shops and shop-in-shops worldwide), minimalist scarves, hats and T-shirts by Nebo from Munich, handcrafted shirts by Edward Cooper and contemporary looks by Suncoo from Paris (via Feldges & Heidt). They are complementing the existing portfolio of brands which includes Add, Another Souvenir, D.A.T.E. Sneakers, Des Petit Hauts, Fabiani, Hannes Roether, Inuikii, Kaos, Lucky de Luca, Majestic Filatures, Luis Trenker, Parka London, Tom Kerk and Wool & Co.
Fashion is something many people are passionate about. As a result, you will often see people do impressive things in the name of fashion and one of them is to cross one or multiple borders in order to enrich their fashion knowledge and experience.
London Collections: Men June 2016 edition was held earlier this month in British capital. During the event Jermyn Street - in the heart of the West End - was transformed into an open air catwalk, as St James's hosted a series of men's fashion shows for the public.
International Conference Fashion Futurum: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy
The business program and international conference Fashion Futurum opened with the discussion New Faces of Fashion: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy on 14 March 2016; the following issues were raised within the discussion - demand for young brands, efficiency of the e-commerce strategy, financial support and development routes.
Interview with Martin Yordanov - business consultant and owner of the most modern factory for men's suits in Europe - Richmart.
The UK is being revamped by a number of urban retailers and some of the leading fashion brands are becoming dominating forces. You will discover top British celebs who have passed on fashions by Adidas and Nike and they are now rocking it out with seriously stylish clothing brands that have unique urban appeal.
The New York-based luxury label Hood By Air (HBA) was the Pitti Special Guest for this season's edition of the exhibition. The brand, created by Shayne Oliver in 2006 is already admired by members of the trade for its highly creative cutting-edge collections.
The winter has just began, but we already dream about the long sunny summer days, full of colors and light. And while we are waiting for it, we will show you two key color trends in womenswear for Spring-Summer 2015, coming straight from the catwalks.
If you want to sell your products online, Be Global Fashion Network offers a very affordable solution together with Consult Soft UK.
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The 29th season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia takes place in Moscow from 22nd to 26th October. Over 70 participants will show their collections for Spring-Summer 2015.
99%IS- offers elegant and street-style designs based on rock taste.
Harrods Made To Measure Weekend runs from 3-5 October 2014 (Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1, UK, on the ground floor).
Trend Vision is a part of Premiere Vision. The truly global approach of different segments within one and the same brand demands ever more coherence: coherence in the approach to materials, colours, styles...In order to be more efficient, and in the best interest of brands, it now seems paramount to coordinate the marketing tools of the various supply industries.
We asked Davide Rotondi - the Representative of Rotondi Group SRL - to tell us more about their products in order to help young fashion designers and brands to learn more about the garment pressing.
From 8th to 14th September 2014 will be held the sixth edition of MQ Vienna Fashion Week. Bulgarian photographer Balin Balev from Varna will be one of the five official event's photographers, taking pictures and having access to the whole show.
From 18th to 20th August 2014 in Las Vegas, USA, will be held MRket - a global fashion trade show focusing on menswear brands and men's fashion industry.
If you are a young fashion designer with talent, passion for fashion, many ideas, imagination and enthusiasm and you are interested in menswear, but you need some help and support to start your own men's suit brand, here is the right place for you.
More than 500 guests saw the beautiful fashion spectacle during the 7th edition of the Festival of FASHION and BEAUTY, which was held on 29 June 2014 in Grand Hotel Varna, Bulgaria.
This Festival is one of the biggest and most prestigious fashion forums in Bulgaria, where many Bulgarian and foreign brands show their collections to a specially selected audience. The organizer of the event is Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group together with the Bulgarian fashion directory.
The report 'Stitched Up' (by Clean Clothes Campaign) reveals that worker exploitation, poverty wages, forced overtime and life-threatening conditions are spread not only in Asia but in Europe as well and that is an endemic in the global garment industry.
Pitti Immagine Uomo, the key international trade event showcasing men's fashions and contemporary lifestyle trends, will be held in Florence from 17 to 20 June 2014.
British singer Cheryl Cole will present her first fragrance this August.
'I AM SO EXCITED!!! I couldn't wait to tell you - It is called 'StormFlower' and will be ready for you in August!!! aaaaahhhhhh!!!', she wrote in her Instagram profile.
From January 30th to February 2nd 2014 at Copenhagen you can visit the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair CIFF - the largest fashion fair in Northern Europe with over 40,000 sqm and countless brands housed under one roof.
At CIFF you can meet the director of the Men's Fashion Cluster and learn more about the Men's Style Fashion Design Contest. He accepts all interested fashion designers to discuss the business opportunities that the project provides to them at Hall: B4 / Stand no.: B4-003B
The Men's Fashion Cluster at MRKET - the exclusive show for the menswear industry - January 2014 New York
MRket runs from Sunday, January 26 through Tuesday, January 28, 2014. It is a global fashion trade show for discerning menswear brands. Representing the best collections in men’s clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories from the United States and abroad.
This year at MRket you can visit the booth of the menswear brand Richmart, which is a member of the Men's fashion cluster.
Different researches show that menswear industry is an excellent business opportunity for fashion designers. How come?
Men want and try to look more and more stylish and fashionable each year. The percentage of gentlemen who state that they are interested in the newest trends is rising - according to one research 37% of guys are interested in learning more about fashion on the web, with 29% reporting that they already read industry news online.
The fastest white woman in the world Ivet Lalova got married to her longtime boyfriend - the world famous athlete Simone Collio.
The ceremony was held in Rieti, Italy on September 21, 2013 with many guests from Bulgarian and world sports highlife.
The bride was amazing in a dress of Italian fashion label 'Atelier Aimee' - represented in Bulgaria by 'Bridal Fashion'.
The hottest men's suit fashion trend for Spring-Summer 2013 is the retro style of the 20s, known as 'Jazz Age'.
Gentlemen are elegant and stylish wearing a suit. They can create a classy and romantic outlook for themselves for every situation with one well-fitting suit.
So, let's see what are the offers from some of the world's best known fashion brands...
Global researches show that men are spending more and more money on clothes and especially on luxury ones. For example in 2011 the spend on luxury menswear has grown twice as fast as women's.
Naturally, when the demand increase, the supply goes up, too.
So, fashion brands see a big opportunity to expand their market share thanks to their menswear collections - 40% of the global sales in 2012 coming from menswear.
The sixth edition of the Festival of FASHION and BEAUTY will be held on 21-22 June 2013 at the Summer Garden of Grand Hotel Varna at the Resort Complex 'St. St. Constantine and Elena'. This Festival is one of the biggest and most prestigious fashion forums in Bulgaria, where many Bulgarian and foreign brands show their collections to a specially selected audience. The organizer of the event is Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group together with the Bulgarian fashion directory.
From 18th to 22nd February Feria de Madrid hosted the staging of the most comprehensive showcase for Spanish creation and design with the fifty-seventh edition of MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MADRID, an event organised by IFEMA.
Over a period of five days, the main purpose of this showcase was to promote the world of Spanish fashion in all its creative diversity, by presenting the latest ideas for Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 from 42 established designers and various up-and-coming designers of the moment.
Taking a look at the schedule of designers and brands, presenting their collections at Paris Fashion Week, you can see that foreign names prevail. About 25% are the real French designers and brands, such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Agnes B. etc. There are many Italian and Belgian designers and fashion houses that show their collections in Paris and among the other presented countries are Great Britain, USA, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Brazil...
As London Fashion Week is over, we can now point some key fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013 in the designer collections.
The combination of black and white is still favourite to most of the designers, but in some collections they combine also with the trendy blue and gray. The combinations are in geometric forms, for example in the models of Antonio Berardi and Peter Pilotto or florals in the collection of the brand Unique.
The fifth edition of Festival of fashion and beauty Varna 2012 took place on 22 and 23 June in Grand hotel Varna in St. Konstantin and Helena, Bulgaria.
So far for 2012 this is the biggest and most reputable fashion event in Bulgaria, on which were presented the collections of more than 20 Bulgarian and foreign fashion brands. For the first time two Spanish brands, known from the Spanish fashion weeks chose Bulgaria to present their collections - Rosalita Mc Gee and Missing Johny.
Festival of FASHION AND BEAUTY is the biggest and most prestigious fashion forum in North-east Bulgaria, which provides a possibility for different fashion brands /Bulgarian and foreign/, to present their collections to a specially selected audience. By tradition, the host of the forum is Grand Hotel Varna, and the organizer – Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group.
The fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" presented their summer collections, in which the mini dresses from lace dominated.
The most seductive dress this season will be ultra-short dress. Black remains a modern classic and among the materials lace is used the most. Both fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" will dictate the fashion in the summer wardrobe with the new romantic visions they presented
This year a hot fashion trend are oversize women's handbags.
Celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are hot supporters of this fashion trend. They love the large bags and buy from well-known designers.
This year the bag will be combined mainly with the jacket and shawl. It will be very trendy to put your shawl around the straps of the bag.
Europe Future Fashion 2011 presented designers from Croatia and other world fashion brands as French, Swedish, from Kosovo, Romania
On Friday, 8 July, was opened the 2011 edition of Europe Future Fashion. The nice atmosphere of hotel Le Meridien Lav gathered fashion experts and people from Split, who wanted to feel the fashion atmosphere. During the first evening famous designers from Croatia, France, Sweden Romania and Kosovo presented their new collections. The show was opened with ballet dances and the collection of Omnia Mei.
During the second evening their collections presented Edor Paris from France, Anemarie O, Mihaela Cirlugea, Maria Hera, Ana Čurić i David Priol.
The 19th edition of AltaRomAltaModa was held from 8 to 11 July 2011 at Complesso Monumentale S. Spirito in Sassia. This year, the image of the event has been entrusted to British artist and photographer Katerina Jebb whose stylistic code is characterized by the use of superimposed images achieved through the use of photocopiers and scanners.
Well-established names of historic Maisons including Sarli, Curiel, Balestra and Gattinoni presented their collections in Rome.
In its summer collection many cosmetic brands rely on lip gloss more than typical lipsticks.
This is not surprising because the gloss is more suitable for daytime makeup in the summer, while the lipstick is perfect for evening gatherings. In its Summer 2011 collection Burberry presented a gloss, which would impress every woman with its texture and color range. The maker-up give prominence to three shades - № 8 Cameo (soft coral), № 4 Blush (red-purple), № 6 Brick Red (wine).
From 16 to 21 March Kiev hosted one of the major events in the fashion world – the 28th Ukrainian Fashion Week. Over 50 designers and fashion houses presented their visions for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012.
The viewers of the event had the opportunity to enjoy the incredible models, who sparkled in brilliant eccentricity and futuristic look. The original outfits were completed with hair styles resembling the horn of a ram or bird nests, extravagant jewelry and eccentric accessories.
Lady Gaga's by Polaroid Grey Label products are finally ready to be discovered in WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE at MIDO, leading Eyewear fair scheduled in MILAN, March 4th to 6th, 2011! Eyewear insiders will be able to touch exclusive GL20 CAMERA GLASSES and learn about theire latest technology first at MIDO, waiting for them to be available to purchase starting from May 2011, as well as other two Grey Label kids like GL10 Istant Mobile Printer (with retail price around 150 US dollars) and GL30 Instant Digital Camera.
The JFW 2010/11 opened with а show entitled A Tribute to Kebaya, featuring Kebaya, the national dress of Indonesian women as interpreted by more than 20 renowned designers. On Sunday JFW presented a special collection created by one of Indonesia’s brightest talents Oscar Lawalata and British textile designer Laura Miles. Their collection is called Weaving the Future, in which the two designers worked together with traditional textile craftsmen and weavers, including from areas in Eastern Nusa Tenggara as well as other parts in Indonesia such as Garut, West Java.
After weeks of teasing H&M has at last unveiled the Lanvin for H&M collection. On Nov. 2 Alber Elbaz, creative director of the French luxury label, released a preview video of his much-anticipated collection for H&M.
The line, which ranges from $9.95 for tights to $349 for a coat, includes cheetah-print shoes ($99), zebra-print coats ($199) and plenty of party dresses with asymmetric, puffy shoulders.
Mercedes-Benz fashion week Swim makes a splash as it announces record number of designers to showcase collections
MG Fashion is pleased to announce its line-up with a record number of designers to showcase their collections for 2011. The Raleigh once again became the epicenter of the fashion industry from July 15-19, 2010 as supermodels, celebrities, press and buyers came together to celebrate fashion and beauty with the sexiest swimwear designs in the world.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is the leading platform globally for designers and swimwear brands to showcase their collections to the world, and we are excited to celebrate our talented roster of designers.”
Textile and apparel industry in Bulgaria is the second most important industry (after tourism) for the country’s economy. This industry includes around 3000 small and medium companies, which employ approximately 170 000 people. According to some research, in 2009 the occupied in the production of clothes in Bulgaria are specialized mainly in the creation of lady’s store clothes – trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, top garment...
On 11 June 2010 was held the first evening of the fashion show Fashion evenings 2010 in Grand Hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena. The spectacular event is held for 9th year. Elegant, boutique, formal dresses were presented by famous Bulgarian brands Coralia, with designer Veneta Vassileva, whose collection is dedicated to 20 years of creative work, Azalia boutique, whose collection is dedicated to their 10 year anniversary and Romantika Fashion, with designer Sofia Borisova, with collection for 17 years of its activity.
During the exhibition "Weekend Tourism", which takes place from 13 to 15 May in the City Theatre of Ruse, was held a fashion show of clothes and shoes for tourism and leisure.
In the fashion show participated models from Elit-D, model agency of Diana Poptoneva, who presented garments of Kappa, Puma, Hi-TEC and other fashion brands.
On April 24th, 2010 at 8 p.m. on a stage, built on the fountains in front of Ruse Municipality will be held a fashion show of Bulgarian fashion brands "FASHION PORTAL - RUSE 2010". For the guests will be provided more than 600 seats.
After the fashion shows a cocktail will be held at the the city theater building.
In the fashion show their collections will present the brands Arda, Bordo, Deni Deor, Radina Maria, BTB and others.
Some streets around the world have become the center of world culture. These streets have become a magnet for many people who visit them regularly. Due to the large attendance and interest, these streets are extremely expensive.
Enjoy this list of the most expensive shops in the world
Under the motto "For some, fashion is a religion", on March 26 VIP Fashion Group Agency and Mall Varna hosted a spectacular spring fashion show in the chic atmosphere of the most modern entertainment center in Varna – Playground in Mall Varna. The host of the show was the actor Simeon Lyutakov.
More than 25 fashion brands presented for the first time in Bulgaria part of their latest Spring-Summer 2010 collections.
Prom dresses collection 2010 at boutique "Roshavata garga" is composed of the elegant garments of the French fashion brands Sagaie and Faust, the German NICOWA, and boutique models of Roshavata garga. They are made from traditional fabrics like: satin, chiffon, taffeta, completed by atypical combinations of beads, stones and leather.
Fabrics predisposing to gentleness and freshness of the silhouettes, elegance in design and appliqués – that are briefly the trends in children's fashion for the Spring-Summer season 2010 from the French fashion labels 3 Pommes, Jean Bourget and Absorba
Leading place in the girls' fashion take tunics, dresses, blouses with flowers and appliqués and skirts with veils.
Welcome spring with the new seasonal collection from smog and amisu by New Yorker!
Be it on walks through nature that has burst into bloom, meeting up with your closest friends in your favourite cafés, or when dancing the night away - both of these brands offer young men and women the right outfit for any occasion.
Haute Coiffure Française took place in Paris – a leading event in the hairdressing and fashion world.
The presentation of the new fashion trends of Haute Coiffure Francaise was held on 14 February 2010 in the Louvre, Paris. As an emblem of elegant and sophisticated hairstyling, the event is playing a major role and following in the footsteps of French fashion.
From 9th to 11th March 2010 in Burgos, Spain will be held the XIIth edition of Castilla and Leon fashion week.
Collections womens, mens and children's clothes, underwear and swim wear, shoes and accessories for Spring/Summer 2010/2011 will be presenter by fashion brands and designers from Castilla and Leon, among which Maria Lafuente, Amaya Arzuaga, Esther Noriega, Ion Fiz, Nalia, Angel Iglesias, Javier Vicente, Anton & Moda, ORY, Teleno, Intima Farae, Evelyn, Lizetta etc.
Along with the fashion shows there is a commercial area, where the visitors and traders can see the collections closely, meet the designers and the managers of the fashion houses and make orders.