How consumers can contribute to a responsible denim industry ?
While the denim industry has joined forces and has taken responsibility to purify, the supply chain changes rapidly. New and improved technologies are introduced every season which are all contributing to an industry using less water, energy, and harmful chemicals.
How Blockchain Technology is Helping Decode The Denim Industry
We know that consumers are becoming increasingly conscious about the impact of their purchases. But in a world where greenwashing is increasingly prevalent and fragmented supply chain remains make transparency a grey area,
Clearing the Air and Cleaning Up My Act: Changing How We Talk About Sustainability
The Transformers Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is trying to encourage the denim industry to be more responsible and sustainable, recently released a report that took a lot of us who write about denim to task for less-than-perfect fact checking when we write about issues relating to sustainability.
Personalisation and Customisation - How Embellishing Denim Heightens Authenticity
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: denim is the universal fabric which we all love. Sure, we don’t wear the same jeans and we all appreciate different styles, but we all share that common admiration for denim.
The key denim trends to watch for Spring/Summer 22
Over the past 18 months, fashion week has not existed in its traditional format. Instead fashion designers have been forced to host catwalk shows as digital presentations that audiences watch at home during shelter-in-place.
What’s In a Weave? Understanding the Differences Between Right Hand, Left Hand, and Broken Twill
Denim is a woven fabric, meaning that it is a product of the interlocking of two distinct yarns. The two fibres are interlaced at right angles, with horizontal yarns (the weft) being passed through the vertical yarns (the warp) that have been stretched onto the loom.
Why the denim community will succeed in its mission to purify the industry
Over the past century, the popularity of denim has grown immensely, and that's hardly surprising. Denim continues to transcend gender, age, class and has all the characteristics for daily wear as it is durable yet comfortable and strong yet soft at the same time.
From Sailors and Miners to Cowboys and Rebels: Four Denim Archetypes that Birthed our Love Affair with Denim
Denim is so hard baked into our modern notions of style that it might feel as though its popularity is a matter of destiny. Its merits are undeniable, but, along the way to becoming the ubiquitous wonder fabric it is today, denim needed a little help.
What Does Fast Rev’s Transparency Index Mean for the Industry?
With more and more green legislation coming out, it is becoming evidently clear that transparency and traceability will be vital in order for brands to prove and substantiate their claims and eliminate misbehaviour between partners.
Street Style - Denim’s Ongoing Relationship with Sneakers
In 2021, the denim and sneaker industries are sitting at an all time high. While both respective industries and - fashion more broadly - have inevitably been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is undeniable that both denim and sneakers have never seen such success
The Medium Is the Message: These Artists Are Unlocking Denim’s Limitless Potential as a Storytelling Fabric
Thanks to the way it fades over time, denim has an unmatched ability to tell a story about the wearer and their lifestyle. A much-loved pair that has been with the owner for years speaks volumes about what they’ve done and where they’ve been during that time.
Choosing The Right Social Impact Initiative to Strengthen Your Brand
Brands and companies have a responsibility to be accountable, and because we know producing anything has an impact on the planet and people, it is essential to support initiatives that make sense for your brand.
Calik joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project as part of its pledge to the circular economy!
We’re proud to announce our participation in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign Project as part of our commitment to create jeans fit for a circular economy.
Denim and the Post-Pandemic Dress Code: The Happy Marriage of Blue-Collar and White-Collar Fashion
At the beginning of the pandemic, those who were only connected to the office with a digital tether may have shown up for videoconferencing calls suited and pressed as though nothing had changed. However, as pandemic fatigue began to set in, it became clearer with each passing day that this couldn’t last.
Post-2020 Men’s Style Guide
While we’re still very much in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, progress is undoubtedly being made globally with a rise in successful vaccinations and a gradual return to ‘normality’ through the re-opening of retail, events and entertainment, as well as the relaxation of previous social restrictions. Although there is still a long way to go until we’re out of the woods, we are inevitably in a more equipped position than we were twelve months ago.
The Truth About Stretch: Dispelling Some of the Myths Around Stretch Denim
Few innovations in the denim world have been more polarizing than stretch denim. For the vintage denim purist, denim was essentially perfected by 1950. For the heavy-duty workwear enthusiast, the only innovations worth considering are the ones that make denim stiffer and more durable.
Should Greenwashing Be a Crime
Greenwashing is a concept we are all familiar with. It's deceiving, manipulative, and treachery, and it must be put to an end! Citizens are increasingly on the lookout for false or misleading claims in the fashion industry but aren't equipped with the knowledge to cut through the noise themselves.
Indigo 101: Why Are Jeans Blue?
Nothing beats a pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt, right? Since the first pair of jeans went through a sewing machine, jeans were blue, and even now, centuries and hundreds of fashion trends later, the vast majority of jeans are still blue.
NFTs and Digital Garments: Future or Fad?
The idea of buying a garment that doesn’t physically exist is an odd concept. It’s reminiscent of The Emperor’s New Clothes fairytale in which the emperor buys magnificent cloths that are invisible to those who are stupid and incompetent, or so the salesman says.
Why the Future of Denim Will Be About Making New Jeans Out of Old Ones
In the sustainable fashion conversation, cotton gets a pretty bad rap. It’s collectively considered one of the “worst offenders” as far as its environmental impact, mostly due to the human rights abuses surrounding it to its own environmental harms. Just the farming of cotton depletes increasingly scarce water supplies and spreads pesticide residue.
Holding Up Denim Style - The Evolution and Iconic Status of Dungarees
The five pocket jean is undoubtedly the giant of the denim world. It’s undeniable. Its humble origins and rise to stardom are unmatched by any garment the world over. From its workwear beginnings to celebrity endorsements, the five pocket jean is a true icon. Similarly, the denim jacket - or the ‘trucker jacket’ as its often referred to - has had an equally storied history and become a cornerstone of the modern wardrobe.
Built to Last: Sustainability is the Key to Denim Brand Longevity
Though there are still plenty of consumers who prefer a bargain to ethically or sustainably produced goods, there is a growing number of consumers who care a great deal about how brands treat the environment and their employees.
What Is Sustainable Influence? And How Can Brands Tap into It?
The influencer economy has become one of the go-to places for advertisers and public relations professionals to head to more authentic marketing campaigns and reach niche audiences. But over the past couple of years, there has been an influx of the new “sustainable fashion” influencer.
A Guide To Doing Y2K Denim in 2021
The styles that permeated the '00s – whether you want them to be or not – are back. After years of throwback 90s minimalism ruling retail and catwalks for seasons and seasons, it’s now time to prepare to embrace a detail-driven approach that will have you yearning for those childhood pieces you loved – largely because they made you feel like Beyonce or Britney Spears.
Type I, Type II and Type III Denim Jackets - An Overview
Introduced in the late Nineteenth Century as a piece of practical and lasting workwear, the denim jacket was initially invented for the same purpose as a pair of jeans. With similar characteristics including durability and functionality, the denim jacket was seen as the ideal item for laborers, ranch hands, miners and more.
Leapers and Ladder Climbers: Putting Denim Education at the Heart of Customer Experience
There has been a considerable amount of focus on what drives denim brand loyalty. At the market entry point, fit, comfort, quality, and price can all tighten the knot between brand and consumer. With low barriers to entry and a vast selection, the consumer’s focus is almost exclusively on the product—how it looks, how it performs, and how much it costs.
Are You An Overpacker? Our Industry Sure Is.
Are you an over-packer? I don’t know about you, but I definitely used to be. But, as I became more aware that how much I packed impacted the number of emissions a flight had, it made me start thinking of narrowing it down to the essentials.
Back in January, we took the opportunity to reflect on the turbulence of 2020. A momentous year that had all our heads spinning and reaching for our sweat pants (#comfort). 2020 was positively unprecedented for the fashion world and denim industry, forcing everyone in the supply chain to adapt and overcome.
Denim Herstory: Celebrating International Women’s Day with a Look at Female Denim Trailblazers
The history of denim is often riveted securely to the history of the working man. As fascinating as this history is, it’s incomplete. Denim may have started as a fabric designed with working men in mind, but it’s become a wardrobe staple for both sexes.
New To The Denim Scene: The Kapok Fibre
Silkiness against the skin is a feeling that will never get old. Imagine a vintage silk scarf running through your hands as you tie it around your neck. That buttery softness almost evokes a pleasant sigh of relief. Tencel has helped us offer this smooth hand-feel in denim while reaping all the environmental benefits, but we have also started seeing wider use of the Kapok Fiber in the denim industry known as cotton silk.
The 5 Key Denim Trends to Watch for Pre-Fall 21
Mid season collections have become increasingly important for retailers and pre-fall is one that remains at retail the longest each year so it's no wonder why brands and retailers put so much emphasis on these drops. Despite the slowdown of the pandemic, pre-fall 2021 gave us a lot to digest. Comfort is still king, as people continue to stay at home amid an ongoing global pandemic — and that translates to both the silhouettes we see come up again and again as well as key fabrics.
How Stores and Brands are Adapting to the Pandemic with Small but Life Saving Initiatives
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis and continuing lockdowns are encouraging us all to be more creative than ever. In our personal lives we need to look for new ways to express ourselves and to keep being involved in the lives of our family and friends.
They’ve Got Legs: Female Raw Denim Consumers Could Be the Industry’s Next Big Wave
In 2019, with the help of a close friend, I started the world’s largest and most-inclusive denim fading competition, The Indigo Invitational. From the start, we wanted to welcome denim lovers from all over the planet, and, with over 850 registered competitors from all over the world, we can say we’ve done that.
How The Global Pandemic is Ushering in a New Era of Comfort for Jeans
Despite the uphill challenges faced by COVID-19, the skinny jean proves it will take more than a global pandemic to silence its reign. Here’s how the denim industry is employing sustainability and size-sizing to keep the skinny on top.
2021: Setting the Scene
As we head into the New Year, we find ourselves in a position that no one would have expected twelve months ago. . We are still amidst a growing global pandemic - the likes of which haven’t been seen for a century - alongside fragile political systems and societal unrest.
Revenge of the Analog: Explaining the Rise of Premium Denim
Innovations in the manufacturing sphere have permanently changed how denim is produced. From the projectile loom to laser-assisted fading, technological leaps forward have given manufacturers the ability to bring a finished product to market that looks virtually identical to either archived or more recent faded examples.
Amsterdam: The Denim Capital of Europe
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is known for many things other than denim. The city stands for liberty, hope, freedom of speech and is famous for its beautiful canals, artistic heritage, coffee shops, and the Red-Light District.
Online vs. Offline Shopping: The Eco Debate
With stores shuttered for Black Friday sales, online shopping was the primary choice of snatching those deals versus a trip to the over-crowded malls. With a 22% increase in online purchases, this Black Friday marks the second-largest online spending day in the history of the U.S. And as a lot of us turn to e-commerce this holiday season for the good of our health, one question has been raised. Is it more sustainable to shop online or offline?
In An Era of Fast Fashion, Vintage Denim is Becoming the New Luxury
When it comes to wearing denim, 99% of people will likely opt for washed denim over raw. In fact, most consumers might not even be aware of what raw denim is. The truth is unless you’re a true denim fanatic, it’s not that fun or comfortable to wear old school 100% cotton denim in its “raw” unwashed state.
Denims Continuing Impact On Streetwear
With the streetwear industry worth approximately $200 billion according to a joint study by Hypebeast and PWC, and given the multi-faceted nature of denim, it's no wonder that during the last decade we've seen a significant rise in the role that denim plays on the street. We're going to take a look at just how these two worlds collide and the surprising similarities that both denim and streetwear offer. From art shows to sneakers, denim and streetwear are inseparable in 2020
A Denim Subculture - Wearing One Pair of Jeans All Year Round
Remember the rigid jeans from back in the day? The jeans that you were supposed to take with you in a bathtub to let them soak and shrink to your body shape, in an effort to make them feel like a second skin? The jeans that people washed in the sea instead of in a washing machine…Ring any bells?
Not A Trend, But A Movement
Some question whether sustainability is just another passing trend or if it’s actually a real movement, but we don’t have the luxury to coast on an ‘ignorance is bliss’ type of mentality anymore. Responsible production and responsible garments are here to stay, so let's take a look at some of the hot topics in sustainable fashion and denim right now.
Denim is a fabric loved the world over. Recognized as one of the most ubiquitous items of clothing, jeans are universally worn by all ages, genders, and demographics in all the shapes and styles that have emerged across the items storied history. It’s the undisputed champion of garments.
Denim and sustainability: More than a buzz word or just a passing trend?
The S Word. Yes, you know the one. Not that one, the other one: Sustainability. You know, the word that every brand, company, and client has dropped into the conversation claiming that they are sustainable or that they want to be sustainable.
We’re seeing trends move at lightspeed in our industry, but what consumer trends are solidifying that you should be taking note of? 2020 has brought on a lot of pain and discomfort to the world - from our ongoing health crisis to social crises all the way to an economic crisis.
Rental and Resell: The New Business Models Driving Denim
Globally, our fashion industry produces about 53 million tonnes of fibre every year and more than 70 percent of that ends up in landfills or on bonfires. With such staggering numbers and consumption showing no signs of slowing, it’s become clear shopping for clothes is no longer a harmless pastime; it is yet another painful frontier between desire and conscience.
COVID-19 and It's Initial Aftermath on the Industry
When the COVID-19 virus started to grip our world in Spring this year, we all hoped it would have disappeared by now. But unfortunately, it is still amongst us and continues to have a major impact on our daily lives.
Repair / Repurpose / Recreate - A Trend That is Here to Stay?
We’re continuing to talk trends here at Calik Denim. And while forecasting future trends is a feat in itself, it’s just as important to look at past and historical trends in order to gain a deeper insight into today’s denim industry.
Can Denim Act as a Carbon Sink?
We’re constantly trying to ‘reduce’ our carbon emissions, but what if we ‘rethought’ our approach? The concept of creating a positive climate impact when producing anything seems wildly out of reach, but we’re closer than we think thanks to carbon sequestration and carbon sinks.
Why a Hemp Revival Means Big Business for Denim
It has been well documented that jeans are one of the fashion industry’s worst offenders of environmental damage. Manufacturing those beloved blues uses massive amounts of water. While the figures vary slightly depending on whom you ask, it takes 998.8 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans (the equivalent of three days of water usage for a U.S. household) according to Levi’s.
Vintage Denim Trends - The Impact of ‘Heritage' on Denim Fashions
In a previous post on the Calik blog, we studied the concept of a fashion trend and highlighted some key denim looks from recent decades. From cowboys and cattle ranchers to hip hop MCs and New York City punks, denim has seen it all. Due to the universal nature and mass appeal of the fabric, denim has arguably seen more trends than most. And of course, it’s not only responding to trends, but it’s setting a fair few as well
A Circular Denim Economy
The traditional fashion industry is a polluted industry. It’s no secret. There are a lot of resources involved and approximately 30% of all garments produced will never be worn. One of the items which have the most impact on our planet also happens to be the most popular; a pair of jeans.
The Denim Industry Has a Sizing Issue: Here is How Brands Are Tackling the Problem
It’s widely known that shopping for jeans is a nightmare. We’ve all experienced the frustrations associated with the lack of a universal sizing system across retail. It’s created a perpetual guessing game of what size will fit you best when shopping across different brands — at one store you maybe a 29”, but at the next, you’re a 30”. To add to this, cramped fitting rooms and an overwhelming amount of silhouettes, fabrics, and washes can make the whole process even more taxing.
How Manufacturers are Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling
There is a new wave of consciousness coming and many believe this is the start of new beginnings. Now more than ever, it is important for everyone to commit to responsible production and consumption, as we have been given this opportune pause to shift our old ways of thinking.
How are NFTs changing the fashion industry?
As NFTs become increasingly popular within the fashion sector, Retail Gazette looks at why so many luxury fashion retailers have been so eager to incorporate them and if this shift could have an effect on the wider retail sector.
Marks and Spencer invest in Nobody’s Child
Marks and Spencer have invested in eco-conscious brand, Nobody’s Child. The two brands have been working within a partnership for a year, and with a successful outcome, Marks and Spencer has invested with a c. 25 percent stake. Nobody’s Child will still work independently, but will now have access to the Marks and Spencer infrastructure and investment in order to scale the business.
House Of Gucci: 10 Best Movies About The Fashion Industry
Can't get enough of Ridley Scott's fashion-filled melodrama House of Gucci? Explore the secrets of the fashion industry with these great movies.
Fashion Industry Could Increase Recyclable Materials, Market Share with New Technology Investments
The textile and fashion industry could use nearly total recyclable and renewable materials by 2030 if it invests in new technology and infrastructure, which could result in a significantly increased market share, according to a new report.
Bottega Veneta appoints Matthieu Blazy as creative director
When Kering made the unexpected announcement Daniel Lee was exiting Bottega Veneta it also hinted it at a reshuffle from within the brand.
The British Fashion Council hosts Great Fashion For Climate Action showcase at COP26
On November 9, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Campaign partnered with the British Fashion Council to host the Great Fashion for Climate Action showcase at COP26.
Christine Boland’s trend analysis for winter 22-23: a summary
With over 30 years of experience, trend analyst Christine Boland is the expert in discerning relevant currents in consumer behaviour. Exclusively for Fashion United she gives a summary of the winter 22-23 edition of her renowned bi-annual Design Language analysis: SYMBIOTIC SCENARIOS.
The Fashion Industry Could Reduce Emissions—if It Wanted To
It’s common practice for apparel brands to hop from factory to factory in search of cost savings. Experts say this keeps companies hooked on fossil fuels.
HOW IS CRYPTOCURRENCY REVOLUTIONIZING THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Not one, not two, and not even tens – the cryptocurrency market has rather revolutionized hundreds of industries across the globe.
Launching video commerce, YouTube wants to become a shopping destination
With clickable content soon to be the norm at Netflix, online shopping may have a new contender in the mix, with YouTube launching a Holiday Stream and Shop livestreaming event as part of its e-commerce ambitions.
Can We Ever Make the Fashion Industry Sustainable?
Sustainability in itself is a very broad topic that's initially crucial in helping reduce the effects of climate change on our Earth. To achieve sustainability in major industries, the production processes must be reconstructed to fit the needs of both the consumers and the environment.
COP26: Fashion industry pledges to be carbon neutral by 2050
The global fashion industry, facing severe criticism for its rapidly growing carbon footprint, pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050 and halve its emissions by 2030.
Stella McCartney Is ‘Begging’ Governments To Regulate The Fashion Industry
British fashion designer Stella McCartney knows the position she’s advocating is unpopular—it’s rare to see a business leader calling for more government regulation for her industry. But after years working to produce more sustainable fashion, she doesn't mind ruffling some feathers.
Expert: Technology Could Help Clothing Retailers Become More Sustainable
After each season, clothing retailers offer deep discounts to lure in consumers to buy leftover, unsold products. But what if they could do a better job predicting what consumers will want, in what size and in the right quantity to increase profits, and reduce textile waste?
A New Digital ID System Aims to Help Consumers Shop More Sustainably, Extend Product Lifespan
The 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) – or COP26 – began on Sunday, with roughly 120 heads of state convening in Glasgow, Scotland to collectively work towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
How Chanel-backed Evolved by Nature aims to reduce fashion’s reliance on petrochemicals
Petrochemicals, or the group of materials created from oil, don’t just refer to the plastics used to make fibers like polyester, nylon or acrylic for clothing. They’re also used to coat garments, dye them, give them a specific texture, make them waterproof and offer other properties.
Fashion Industry Not on Track to Achieve Scope 3 Emissions Goals, Says New Report
Strong pledges aside, many fashion industry brands will not meet their Scope 3 emissions goals, according to a new report by climate change solutions consultant Climate Board and ethical fiber advocacy group Textile Exchange.
Why garment labels will unlock a more sustainable fashion industry
Clothing identification is not just for the consumer — it also informs the end of life of a garment, making recycling easier.
Fashion Industry Support Allows FABSCRAP To Expand Its Reach
The fashion industry contributes 10% of global carbon emissions—far more than air travel. Part of this is straight up waste—fabric tossed before or after sale that ends up in landfills.
Fashion Month Is Proof That The Industry's Effects On Climate Change Run Deep
With Fashion Month behind us, one theme stands out: sustainability.
GREEN hosts clothing swap to promote sustainable fashion
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting sectors in the world, responsible for 10 percent of all carbon emissions and 20 percent of global wastewater.
H&M to explore blockchain rental service in Germany
Fast-fashion retailer H&M will be launching the new rental service platform Spin at its Berlin-based store, in collaboration with circular fashion organisation, Lablaco.
From fishnet to activewear? How one Oahu woman is keeping the ocean clean by offering sustainable clothing
Hannah Tomita enjoys living a minimalist lifestyle. Her hobbies include yoga, surfing, and sustainability. So, when she had the opportunity to include all three in an active wear product, she has never looked back.
Manual Aims to Improve Fabric Dyeing Sustainability in Fashion Industry
A new manual on how to dye cotton more sustainably could encourage the textile industry to adopt a more standardized and efficient approach to production.
Fashion In 3D: An Opportunity For Greater Innovation
Fashion and culture go hand in hand, but some believe that the retail and fashion industries aren’t always as up to speed technologically as they are at the forefront of culture, that is depending on the brand of course.
A New Fashion Industry Taskforce is Aiming to Define Sustainability as Part of Larger Climate Change Agenda
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference – or COP26 – in Glasgow later this month, more information about the workings of a budding new fashion industry taskforce is coming into view.
Wood, mushrooms and fish as the new stars of fashion catwalks
Do you wonder where your clothes come from? The material they're made of and how they are produced?
Levi’s Aims To Use More Hemp For Its Fashion Collections
The latest Levi Strauss & Co. report provides an insight into the state-of-the-art hemp use in its clothing collections.
Sustainability in the spotlight at Copenhagen Fashion Summit
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit kicked off yesterday, bringing together leading figures in fashion to discuss one of the industry’s hottest talking points: sustainability.
Post-lockdown innovation dominates Paris fashion week SS22
Paris Fashion Week wraps up Tuesday after nine days of innovative experiments that showed how the industry is embracing technology and new approaches for a post-pandemic future.
H&M Germany launches virtual fitting room option in stores
Fast fashion retailer H&M will be implementing a virtual in-store fitting feature into a select number of its German stores, in a technology partnership with NeXR Technologies SE and its Berlin-based innovation lab H&Mbeyond.
Desigual implements digital workplace to transform operations and customer experience
Fashion retailer Desigual has partnered with digital workplace solutions platform Yoobic, on the implementation of a system that aims to streamline operational management and increase in-store compliance for frontline teams.
Marks & Spencer pledges to be net-zero by 2040
Its timeline includes a 34 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025, a 55 percent reduction by 2030, and finally net zero status by 2040.
New pledge for zero impact from textile fibre fragmentation by 2030
Sophie Mather, executive director of UK-based The Microfibre Consortium (TMC), recently unveiled a new global commitment to achieve zero impact from fibre fragmentation from textiles to the environment by 2030.
How Levi's cottonised hemp is driving its sustainable commitments
Levi Strauss & Co has been using the water-saving ‘cottonised hemp’ which requires less water and fewer pesticides in several of Levi’s WellThread collections.
Why now for fashion’s green goals?
For fashion retailers, launching new sustainability strategies has been all the rage during this past month. Drapers looks at what might be prompting them to act.
Milan Fashion Week SS22 Street Style Delivers Vivid Prints and Pops of Color
The much-anticipated return of physical shows to Milan saw the Italian city revert back to the hustle and bustle of pre-COVID fashion week.
In Another World - The First Digital Meta Gala
Crypto Fashion Week presented its first Meta Gala, followed by an auction of digital costumers in a technology-led presentation of extravagant proportions.
Four in five UK retailers could close stores without business rates reform, BRC warns
Four in five UK retailers could close stores if no business rates reform is agreed by the government at its upcoming and long-awaited review, according to a new report.
Copenhagen Fashion Week announces new Advisory Board
The Advisory Board covers a vast area of expertise to further advance Copenhagen Fashion Week's efforts to be an agenda-setting platform and event.
Red carpets: Evening wear is making a comeback
Red carpet events have returned with revenge this month with the MTV VMAs and the Met Gala. After a long pandemic-induced dry spell, evening gowns, glamour und galas are finally back. With virtually no more occasions to wear dinner jackets, cocktail dresses and high heels, the evening wear industry's sales plummeted last year.
New York, London, Milan and Paris: What To Expect From Fashion Month
If you’re feeling a bit miserable at the end of summer, don’t fret too much because September is full of fashion flair.
Calik Denim & Dutch firm The Movement launch Dyepro x Aware technology
Calik Denim and Dutch clean-tech firm, The Movement, have launched a fully traceable water-free indigo dyeing technology, Dyepro x Aware. Combining the advanced new eco-conscious dyeing technology of Dyepro with the true traceability technology of Aware, this newest denim fabric offers the most advanced sustainable and transparent option in the market.
Karl Lagerfeld launches first NFT collectable on The Dematerialised
In collaboration with Web3 digital fashion marketplace The Dematerialised, luxury fashion house Karl Lagerfeld will be releasing a non-fungible token (NFT) in the form of digital figurines inspired by the late designer.
What to expect from LFW for spring/summer 2022
What to expect from LFW for spring/summer 2022 With just days until London Fashion Week, running from September 17 to 21, FashionUnited wanted to share the ultimate guide on what not to miss as in-person catwalk and presentations return to London.
Singing the blues: 5 ways to wear denim – in pictures
Jeans and jackets, shorts and skirts... Where would we be without denim? Here are five easy ways to wear this year-round wardrobe classic
Swedish brand H&M to launch Autumn 2021 Recycled Denim collection
Swedish apparel brand H&M has introduced its Autumn 2021 Recycled Denim collection, its most recycled collection to date. The ten-piece range contains baggy jeans, loose straight-leg jeans, a trucker jacket and an oversized overshirt, along with a bucket hat and shopper — inspired by the laidback coolness of the 1990s by playing with looser silhouettes.
UK brand Manolo Blahnik launches restoration service with The Restory
British luxury shoe brand Manolo Blahnik has partnered with leading luxury aftercare company The Restory to launch ‘Mend My Manolos’. The restoration service offers tailored repairs by masterful artisans, returning old Manolos back to their best condition. The Restory will offer services like standard resoling, reheeling, advanced restoration and dyeing.
“Resell as a service”: Felix Winckler on the rise of Reflaunt and how it plans to change the industry
We have all considered selling a large part of our wardrobes, especially over the last year during long term lockdowns when the world collectively realised that we maybe didn’t need all these clothes after all.
Canada's Sole unveils climate accountability initiative CO2 negative
Canadian footwear company, Sole, has launched CO2negative, an initiative to promote and facilitate accurate climate impact labelling on consumer products, and certify carbon-negative products. The initiative follows Sole’s commitment to labelling all core line products with precise CO2e impact data, so that customers can make informed purchasing decisions.
Champion unveils sustainable line with The Renewal Workshop
Athleticwear brand Champion has unveiled a new sustainable line with The Renewal Workshop, which turns discarded clothing and textiles into renewed apparel.
International Fur Federation launches global certification and traceability system
The International Fur Federation, which represents and regulates the global fur sector, has unveiled Furmark, a comprehensive global certification and traceability system that guarantees animal welfare and environmental standards.
The Renewal Workshop and New Balance Launch "New Balance Renewed" Initiative
Giving a second life to used New Balance garments.
Urban Outfitters to launch resale platform, Nuuly Thrift
Another day, another resale platform. This time it’s US fashion giant Urban Outfitters set to step up its presence in the red-hot second-hand fashion market with plans to introduce its own platform, Nuuly Thrift.
Asos mulls fifth warehouse to reduce delivery times
The online fast-fashion player told investors this month that it was in the “early planning stages” of its fifth fulfilment centre, which will most likely be located in Europe, The Daily Telegraph has reported. Read more on drapersonline.com
Denim market is reigning supreme in Edited report
Market intelligence platform Edited has released a comprehensive study on the rise of the denim market, which is resurfacing after a year of consumers turning to comfortable lockdown loungewear.
Farfetch launches ‘pre-order’ to minimise fashion waste
Luxury e-commerce platform Farfetch is launching ‘pre-order’, a new service providing consumers with “early access” to the newest products throughout the season.
Copenhagen Fashion Week: 3 Emerging Designers to Watch
As well as cementing itself as the fashion centre for sustainability, Copenhagen Fashion Week is becoming a hotbed for new talent and this spring/summer 2022 season saw three designers impress - upcycling Danish brand (Di)vision, conceptual knitwear label A. Roege Hove and Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard, a Central Saint Martins graduate who places a strong emphasis on craftsmanship and sustainability.
The end of the lifeline: fashion retail after furlough
The government furlough scheme has provided critical support for many fashion businesses across the UK amid the pandemic. So, with the support due to come an end in September, how prepared is the fashion industry to go it alone?
Fashion giant H&M to launch resell platform in Canada next month
Swedish retail giant H&M is launching its own second-hand fashion platform in Canada next month as it continues to expand its presence in the red-hot resell market.
Copenhagen Fashion Week teams up with Norwegian fashion industry
Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced that the Norwegian fashion industry is aligning with its 2023 Sustainability Requirements through a partnership with industry organisation Norwegian Fashion Hub and the Norwegian fashion event Oslo Fushion Festival.
Europe's Philipp Plein first fashion group to accept cryptocurrency
Switzerland-headquartered Philipp Plein Group has become the world’s first major fashion group to accept payment in 15 different cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. Digital currency is now being accepted for purchases in many of the group’s brick and mortar retail stores around the world as well as on the brand’s e-commerce platform.
Fashion’s greenwashing could ‘hamper the progress of change’
A new report lays bare the “large” gap between the fashion industry’s intentions to lower carbon emissions and the actions it has actually taken to achieve these sustainable goals.
Vans unveil new Eco Theory collection
Vans has unveiled a more sustainable approach to its everyday classics with its new Eco Theory collection reimagining iconic silhouettes with natural rubber and water-based inks.
More People Are Searching Online for Jeans Than Loungewear, Trendalytics Says
Two million people are now searching for jeans on a weekly basis, according to data by product intelligence company Trendalytics.
M&S Expands Click-and-Collect Service
The retailer will be boosting click-and-collect capabilities at 78 stores this year as service becomes increasingly popular.
Nike’s Venturer Performance Face Mask Is Designed for Optimal Breathability
Looking towards the future of sport, Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.54%) is now readying the release of a Performance Face Mask made to ensure the world is your stadium.
Levi's X New Balance Makes A Case For Denim For Your Feet
This week, we're in turn getting our first look at the Levi's x New Balance 990v3, thanks to @zackj__, who has shared what appears to be official product images of the collaborative shoe. While virtually no accompanying info was provided, he did reveal that a launch is reported for later in 2021.
Boohoo Partners With Kuwait’s Alshaya To Grow Debenhams in Middle East
British online fashion retailer Boohoo has formed a partnership with Kuwait-based Alshaya Group to build its Debenhams brand in the Middle East region, it said on Wednesday.
Are Max Mara's Giants Coats Genuinely Genderless
Max Mara makes "real clothes for real women," according to creative director Ian Griffiths.
Première Vision’s Digital Denim Week: the key takeaways
Première Vision’s second edition of its Digital Denim Week took place last week from July 5 to 9. Dubbed “The responsible denim fashion event,” it presented the trends, materials and newest products for the Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 season.
Saint Laurent Channels the ‘70s In New Denim Campaign
If anyone needed more proof that denim is this year’s edgiest fabric, Saint Laurent’s latest 2021 collection is here to testify.
Adidas Invests in Spinnova, a Finnish Textile Recycling Company
Adidas is investing 3 million euros in Spinnova, a Finnish sustainable textile company that makes textile fibre out of wood or agricultural waste.
‘We Begin Again’: Chanel Returns With First Major Live Shows of Pandemic
Fashion industry is hoping Paris haute couture shows signify long-awaited return of normality.
The Best Street Style at Pitti Uomo’s Spring 2022 Menswear Shows in Florence
Pitti Uomo usually takes place in between the London and Milan menswear shows, but this year’s unique circumstances bumped the trade show to post-Paris men’s, pre-couture.
PVH Europe is the Latest to Sign Dutch Denim Deal
In order to make a real impact, circularity must be adopted by the major players in fashion—and PVH Europe, the Amsterdam-based global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and home to Calvin Klein’s European offices, is doing its part.
Acne Studios Delivers A Rakish Hymn Of Liberty For SS22
It's almost cliche now to mention that the Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collections are full of colorful fun as an ode to the joy of escaping quarantine
Calik Denim Promotes Transparency with QR Code Integrated System
Building off of its pledge to provide better transparency for the global denim supply chain, Calik Denim announced a new development that responds to these demands.
Denim’s High Demand Means Looser Fits And Flared Tips
Denim demand continues to grow in 2021 with popular styles reflecting those of the ‘90s, including loose-fitting boyfriend jeans and flare tip jeans.
PVH to sell Heritage Brands business to Authentic Brands Group
PVP Corp. has announced it has entered a definitive agreement to sell “certain intellectual property and other assets” of its Heritage Brands business to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) for $220m (£158m), which includes the Izod, Van Heusen, Geoffrey Beene and Arrow brands, to focus on the global growth of its Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands.
Menswear Labels to Watch
In times of home offices, ever more permeable dress codes and flattened hierarchies, it is long overdue to free men, and all those who like to dress in a male fashion, from their constricting menswear corsets
Paris Fashion Week SS22: Houses Eyeing a Physical Return to Catwalks
France's fashion houses are tip-toeing back on to the catwalk this week after more than a year of crisis that has upended the industry and left many wondering if the traditional calendar will ever return
'Space Jam: A New Legacy' and Tommy Jeans Share Spirited New Capsule
With the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy just a few weeks away, Tommy Hilfiger and Warner Bros. have teamed up to deliver a capsule with Tommy Jeans.
How Digital Fashion Has Revolutionised The Fashion Industry
Fancy wearing a suit of flames? How about wearing clothes that do not exist in a photograph? This is not a synopsis of Black Mirror but a guide on the new revolution stirring in the fashion industry - Digital Fashion
Ahluwalia Showcases Debut Womenswear Collection at LFW
London-based rising star Ahluwalia, who was just announced as the winner of the BFC/GQ designer menswear fund, has unveiled her first joint men’s and women’s collection during London Fashion Week.
5 Things To Know About Louis Vuitton’s “Space Colony” Cruise 2022 Show
For his Louis Vuitton Cruise 2022 show, Nicolas Ghesquière imagined what our holiday wardrobes will look like when commercial space travel becomes a reality.
Fashion Businesses Called To Join Sustainable Project
Small but Perfectly Formed is a 30-month (January 2021 to July 2023) collaborative project, aiming to work with 28 product or service businesses across Europe to develop solutions to fashion’s sustainability problems.
H&M Foundation Announces Virtual Start-Up Collection
The H&M Foundation has announced the Billion Dollar Collection which showcases ten sustainable start-ups that the company believes can change the face of the fashion industry
Burberry Accelerates Sustainability Targets
Luxury brand Burberry has committed to become "climate positive" by 2040.
Angelina Jolie Tests Out Summer’s Biggest Denim Trend
Angelina Jolie keeps her clothes classic and consistent, sticking to a well-edited list of designers, silhouettes, and stores. So when the actor and director adds a new element to her wardrobe, it’s worth taking note of. After celebrating her 46th birthday in Los Angeles at the weekend with her six children, the Oscar-winner breezed into New York’s John F. Kennedy airport with the whole family and a chic new look.
Gen Z Leads The Way on Sustainable Fashion Shopping - Superdry Study
orget fast fashion, it’s becoming all about quality clothing, especially for Gen Z consumers, according to a new survey from Superdry.
How Calvin Klein Is Reinventing Essentials For Spring/Summer 21
Calvin Klein has accomplished what very few brands have pulled off in the history of fashion.
With A Prada Bralette, EmRata Sparks Summer’s New Denim Trend
It’s going to be a hot Prada summer for Emily Ratajkowski, who has invested in the brand’s street-style friendly organic denim collection.
Jean Paul Gaultier Returns With Ready-To-Wear Collections And Guest Designer
The house of Jean Paul Gaultier is making a comeback with ready-to-wear clothing and guest designers, set to reveal different couture collaborations every season.
Supreme Might Make Pucci A Thing Again
Highsnobiety aims to provide our readers with the latest updates in the sneaker world. However, we cannot verify the reliability of any unauthorized leaks or rumors unless this information is provided directly by the brands themselves
Alexander McQueen's Canadian Tuxedo Is Semi-Formal & Here To Party
Creative director Sarah Burton describes the designs that she oversaw for Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2021 in terms of silhouette and depth, emphasizing a restrained approach that puts form over facade.
Forget Hollywood. There’s A New Global Brand Ambassador
As brands create content across more diverse ad channels, they’re moving away from traditional Hollywood stars in favour of multifaceted, digitally savvy entertainers such as South Korea’s BTS
LVMH and UNESCO Expand Joint Amazon Project
LVMH and UNESCO MAB (Man and Biosphere) recently announced the launch of a joint project to combat deforestation in the Amazon, which is a major threat to the region’s precious ecosystems
Mulberry to Launch Designer Collaborations to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Heritage brand Mulberry is collaborating with a series of contemporary designers as part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations - Priya Ahluwalia, Richard Malone and Nicholas Daley.
What Are People Shopping Right Now? Vogue Took to the Streets to Find Out
Signs of spring are blooming all over New York City: The birdwatchers are out in Central Park, coffee drinkers are crowding around Ralph’s Polo Bar and Aime Leon Doré, and shoppers are back in full force.
Prada's Organic Denim Collection Celebrates Sustainability
Crafted with 100% organic cotton, the new ready-to-wear denim pieces reinforce the brand's commitment to sustainability and conscious sourcing
‘Making the Cut’ Designers Tout Sustainable, Gender-Optional, Planet-Conscious Fashion
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will bring their sartorial insights back to the small screen this summer when “Making the Cut” begins streaming its second season on July 16
Chanel Collaborates with Cambridge University on Sustainability
Chanel is collaborating with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to focus on sustainability solutions and leadership.
Premium Cancels Physical Frankfurt Events
Premium Exhibitions has canceled its Seek, Premium and Fashiontech events, which were scheduled to debut as physical events July 6-8 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Top Mom Jeans Styles for the ‘Cool Mom’ in Your Life
Characterized by their high rise and relaxed fit, mom jeans are the ultimate in cool-girl denim. The style was a key element of the supermodel uniform of the ’90s, when A-listers were often seen in the effortless off-duty look.
Why Skinny Jeans Will Never Die
After over ten years where tight fits dominated denim, consumers are embracing straight and wide-leg styles. But unlike other fading trends, retailers are unlikely to abandon the skinny jean.
Levi's Plans The 'Greenest Warehouse in Germany'
It is to become the "greenest warehouse in Germany": Together with Dutch real estate project developer Delta Development Group, denim company Levi Strauss & Co. is planning the "Positive Footprint Warehouse" logistics property, which Delta says will be the first logistics space in Germany to meet the Cradle-to-Cradle sustainability standard.
Consumers Are Picking Comfort With Their Fall 2021 Denim
Skinny jeans are out and wide legs are in. The denim industry is witnessing an evolution in consumer tastes after a year of working from home, as people now prioritize comfort.
9 Sustainable Denim Brands To Have On Your Radar
Your favourite pair of jeans might have a string of stories attached, but the narrative behind denim can be a dark one
First Look: Ganni X Ahluwalia
Danish brand Ganni has teamed up with London Fashion Week Men's designer Priya Ahluwalia, for her first womenswear collection.
Levi’s Wellthread Spring Summer 2021
More than a collection, Levi’s Wellthread is a laboratory for progress. It’s an effort to work through a set of design and manufacturing challenges in order to create a more sustainable future.
Lenzing Launches Tencel E-Commerce Platform
The Lenzing Group is launching an e-commerce channel dedicated to its flagship textile brand Tencel to showcase the sustainable fibre.
It’s Jean a Long Time: How Denim Became a Beer-Garden Staple
Cool temperatures and outdoor socialising have seen a denim renaissance, just in time for spring – and meeting up again
Nike Enters The Resale Business
With its new Refurbished initiative, sports company Nike wants to contribute to circularity in the footwear business–and incidentally becomes a reseller of its own sneakers.
Maisie Williams, H&M, and Animal Crossing Joined Forces to Recycle Your (Virtual) Clothes
Maisie Williams has been busy. The actor and filmmaker, who rose to fame as part of the Game of Thrones ensemble, has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents.
IKEA Has Collaborated with MUD Jeans To Give The KLIPPAN Sofa a Stylish Twist
The interior powerhouse has collaborated with the denim label for a sustainable celebration of the fashion and interior worlds
H&M Experiments with Sustainable Dyes in New Collection
Sustainable dyes are the latest focus for H&M’s Innovation Stories, a series of capsules collectively aiming to promote the use of sustainable materials, technology and production processes across the garment industry.
So Long Sweatpants, Hello Airbag Sleeves: How Red Carpet Fashion Glammed Up In Lockdown
Despite Zoom streams and Covid restrictions, there’s a drive to dress bigger, bolder and more bizarre this awards season
VF Corporation Opens New UK Fulfilment Centre
VF Corporation, the parent company of brands including Vans, The North Face and Timberland, has opened a new fulfilment centre in Bardon, Leicestershire.
Danish Firm Jack & Jones Unveils Sustainable Denim Collection in India
Jack & Jones has announced the launch of Jack & Jones Protect, the most sustainable denim collection to date founded on the premise of eco-responsibility.
American retailer Gap to sell Janie and Jack to Go Global Retail
American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer Gap Inc has entered into an agreement with Go Global Retail, an investment platform in the fashion sector, to sell Janie and Jack, which it acquired in 2019.
Ganni Pop-Up at Nordstrom NYC Flagship Store
Danish fashion brand Ganni will be launching a month-long pop-up shop installation at department store retailer Nordstrom’s New York City flagship store.
Calik Denim Sets New Sustainable Targets for 2025
Calik Denim is setting its sights on a more sustainable future. The company announced new targets for 2025 that include boosting raw material procurement, reducing its carbon footprint and facilitating innovation and thought leadership
SVD and Nike ACG Land on a New Digital Planet
SVD (Sivasdescalzo), a Spanish retailer offering sportswear and high-fashion brands, has just launched "ACG Platform for the Digital Explorer,” an immersive virtual 3D platform to present the s/s 2021 Nike ACG collection.
Ralph Lauren Unveils Revolutionary Cotton Dyeing Platform
Ralph Lauren Corporation has introduced Color on Demand, an innovative dyeing platform that could transform how the fashion industry colors cotton–more sustainably, effectively and faster than ever.
Gap Introduces Most Sustainable Collections To-Date
American retailer Gap has launched its most sustainable capsule collection.
These Were Cotton Conference Bremen’s hottest topics
The 35th International Cotton Conference was held as a digital event on March 17-18 .
VForce Collection Launches Copper-Infused Coats Claiming to Kill Viruses
New Designers Space, a platform to introduce international designers into the US market, has debuted its exclusive VForce Collection, a line of copper-infused clothing that claims to kills 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria upon contact.
Gucci Have Released a $12 Sneaker... In Virtual Form
Luxury label Gucci has unveiled a brand new $12 sneaker designed by head honcho Alessandro Michele himself.
Lenzing’s TENCEL™ Brand Reveals What Is Next As The Fashion Industry Enters A Bold New Phase Of Sustainability
It seems sustainability will be a pivotal topic in 2021 for the fashion industry. Lenzing, reveals the top three sustainability trends impacting the fashion landscape in 2021.
Sofia Sanchez de Betak Creates Collection for Spanish Brand Mango
Sofía Sanchez de Betak is collaborating with Mango on the design of an exclusive collection of dresses inspired by the Mediterranean, CHUFY X MANGO.
M&S Expands International Online Business to Over 100 Markets
Marks & Spencer (M&S) recently launched 46 flagship websites in new markets, expanding its online reach to over 100 countries and enabling millions of more customers to purchase its products.
Calik, Denim Deal Partner with Aware for Blockchain Technology
Maximizing the denim industry’s use of textile waste in garments is the goal of Denim Deal, the Dutch-based multi-stakeholder initiative to navigate the challenges of circular textiles.
The Best Street Style at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2021
Paris Fashion Week is mostly digital this season, but you can still expect to see well-dressed models, editors, and locals out and about. Acielle of Style du Monde is on the ground documenting the very best street style looks for Vogue
Denim Retailers Mold Their Spring Campaigns for Gen Z
There may be fewer trips to the shopping center, but teen denim specialty retailers are coming to their tech-driven, cognizant customer base through modern spring campaigns and activities.
Five Highlights From Digital London Fashion Week
In another season, during another time, London Fashion Week would have been brimming with the worldwide press, buyers, influencers, and eminent industry society.
Gucci Owner Kering Invests in Resale Platform Vestiaire Collective
French luxury group Kering, which is owned Gucci brand, has taken a 5% stake in Vestiaire Collective, a leading platform for second-hand clothes and handbags.
Premiere Vision Paris Digital Edition Ends Successfully
Première Vision Paris was held in a digital edition on February 15-19, 2021. Despite the difficult Covid-19 health context, the event helped the creative fashion industry conceive its next collections.
H&M to Unveil New Store Look-and-Feel in The UK at Festival Place, Basingstoke
H&M renewed a lease in Festival Place, a 1.1 million square foot retail and leisure shopping centre in Basingstoke, the seventh most affluent town in the UK.
An Augmented Reality Shopping Boutique is Here
Machine-A, the London-based concept store, is using augmented reality to recreate the in-person experience.
In the Textile Industry, Old is Increasingly Becoming New
The economic recovery from COVID-19 offers a rare opportunity to dramatically shift the trajectory of many industries, including textiles. The textile industry, say observers, has long been primed for a circular makeover and also circularity would be good for the climate. Switching to more circular business models, including fashion rentals, re-commerce, repair and refurbishment, could help the industry cut around 143 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030.
Mango to Sell Intimissimi Collections on Its E-Commerce Platforms
Spanish clothing retailer Mango will sell Intimissimi collections on its e-commerce platform from this spring. Mango notes that it is increase their commercial offer in complementary product categories thanks to open up its online selling channel to third-party brands. Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi will market a broad selection of garments from its collections via Mango’s online channel.
Fashion Month’s Realignment: A New Pace
While almost every show has gone digital, fashion month quietly comes back around. Designers across markets have pivoted to digital formats. Even The Autumn/Winter 2021 fashion calendar looks chaotic, it offers new approaches to collections, fashion shows and showrooms. The future of fashion collections has actually never looked brighter as designers shake off pre-pandemic constraints.
Mango’s new denim collection will save 30 million liters of water
Mango’s new sustainable denim collection for women, men, and children will be saving 30 million liters of water during the finishing process.
Denim Regains Some of Its Pre-Pandemic Mojo
Considering the new world conditions such as social distance and remote working that are seen globally with the pandemic; although denim, as a garment that has endured decades of social and political changes, is thought to have lost blood last year, researches reveal the opposite.
Pantone unveils New York Fashion Week AW21 colors
Color expert Pantone predicted New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2021 colors as a “versatile range of color that embraces and accommodates the various possibilities of our bifurcated lifestyle”. Pantone’s suggestion of ten colors includes shades of blue, yellow, green, pink, brown, and red.
The winner of Zalando’s first Sustainability Award
The first Sustainability Award is given to the Swedish fashion brand House of Dagmar by fashion e-tailer Zalando as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Premiere Vision Paris goes 100 Per Cent Digital
Première Vision Paris is set to host a 100 per cent digital show, to continue to support the creative fashion industry and set the stage for the recovery expected to get underway in 2021. The digital show, to be held from February 15-19, 2021, will be launching new industry-targeted services, and reflects the marked acceleration of the group’s digitisation.
10 Jeans to Wear for Valentine’s Date Night
Pink, red, and hearts are always a part of women’s fashion, but there’s no better time to rock all three than on Valentine’s Day. Shoppers will find that there’s no shortage of these fun and flirty looks in the denim category this season
Guess What This Sneaker is Made Of...
Material designer Emily Burfeind who has been in a quest of using wasteful resources of apparel and sneaker material alternatives in the manufacturing process presented her new creation: “Sneature” (‘sneaker’ and ‘nature’).
Levi’s Teased an Upcoming Denim Collection With Pokémon
Levi’s new collection -inspired by a pocket monster- will be launching soon.
Asos Acquires Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge Brands
Recently, Asos, an online fashion retailer, purchased the brands Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and HIIT brands from the Sir Philip Green Arcadia group which went into administration in November 2020.
London Fashion Week Confirms Digital-Only Schedule for FW21
British Fashion Council has released the dates for London Fashion Week 2021(LFW).
Wrangler Launches Homeware Collection With Pottery Barn Teen
US denim brand Wrangler has re-entered the home design space with the launch of a collaboration with decor retailer Pottery Barn Teen.
Jeans Are a Mainstay in Women’s Pre-Fall 2021 Collections
The perfect transition piece between seasons, jeans are often the foundation of designers’ Pre-Fall collections.
Dior Plays The Tarot Card as Haute Couture Comes Up Trumps
Maria Grazia Chiuri presents film shot in Tuscan castle while fashion’s superleague defies pandemic
How Blockchain is Paving The Way for Greater Transparency & Sustainability Within The Fashion Industry
Transparency and sustainability remain two of the largest topics within the global fashion industry today. While many brands and retailers are beginning to pay more attention to their supply chains’ environmental and social impact, adopting new ways of working more transparently remains a challenge.
Chanel Appoints Kate Wylie as New Sustainability Chief
Kate Wylie will join Chanel in April before assuming her role as global chief sustainability officer and global president of the Fondation Chanel on July 1.
EU Strategy for Textiles Roadmap Published
It seems that sustainable textiles will be in the focus of the textile industry more. A roadmap setting out the European Union (EU) strategy for sustainable textiles was published.
Fendi’s Fall 2021 Men’s Collection Puts a New Twist on Pajama Dressing
The pandemic has already affected our dressing habits and trends in fashion. But for anyone hoping that next fall and winter will be back to business-as-usual dressing, Fendi’s fall ’21 men’s collection might offer a realistic — and comfortable — a suggestion for what fashion will really look like in nine months.
ASOS Setting Up New Fulfilment Centre In Lichfield
ASOS, a leading online fashion retailer, is making a new investment for the new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre. With £90 million investment, the new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre will be established in Lichfield. The centre is expected to employ 2,000 people over the next three years.
Will Regenerative Agriculture Change Fashion?
Using materials that are obtained through alternative methods, and sourcing for more environmentally friendly materials is a new must for the fashion industry.
Paris Fashion Week to go Digital due to Covid-19
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has affirmed that Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Haute Couture Week will still go ahead, be that as it may, there will be no welcomed visitors this season due to Covid-19 limitations within the nation
Balmain Names New Chief Commercial Officer
Balmain has named a new chief commercial officer. Matthieu Petri, the previous retail chief of LVMH-owned adornments brand Chaumet, will be venturing into his modern part at Balmain compelling promptly. Petri will report to Balmain’s CEO Jean-Jacques Guével.
Calik Denim, Good American Combine Powers for Sustainable Venture
The brands jointly created a new collection with Calik Denim’s sustainable "Selfsized" fabric.
What Will Street Style Look Like in 2021?
On the off chance that your Unused Year Eve felt anticlimactic at best and absolutely discouraging at most exceedingly bad, you weren’t alone.
21 Fashion Trends to Know for 2021
Out of the hardships of 2020, the design industry developed more shrewd and more mindful of its natural and social effect
2020's Biggest Fashion Trends Reflect a World in Crisis
To see back at the year in design is to see back at a year of emergency. Within the to begin with few months of 2020, as the seriousness and scale of the coronavirus widespread got to be clear, businesses around the world confronted exceptional challenges postured by the biggest worldwide open wellbeing emergency in eras. The design industry was not safe.
2020 in Review: The Pandemic Tested Denim’s Commitment to Sustainability
Making a more economical supply chain and more productive forms are non-negotiables for most within the denim trade.
Pierre Cardin, Designer to the Famous and Merchant to the Masses, Dies at 98
Pierre Cardin, the visionary designer and licensing pioneer who invented the business of fashion, is dead.
Recycled Polyester to Reach 60 Percent Penetration at Adidas in 2021
Adidas continues to advance its sustainability efforts.
5 Denim Trends That Are Hitting Their Expiration Date in 2021
With the pandemic, the comfortable clothes trend has been increased. Now check out the new denim trends that will attract attention next year as we enter 2021.
Discover Hilfiger's new Tommy Jeans Drop Shop platform
Tommy Hilfiger launches the latest 'Tommy's Drop Store' artistic network offering three microcapsules co-designed by three artists-Jonny Banger (@sportsbanger), Mago Dovjenko (@iammago) and Toby Evans (@zome.work)-each sharing their own passion for unique creative fields.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Unveils Autumn/Winter 2021 Schedule
Copenhagen Fashion Week, scheduled to take place from 2-5 February, has announced the official schedule featuring 33 Nordic region brands that will highlight their upcoming collections for autumn/winter 2021.
The Best Fashion Presentation Moments of 2020
When designers juggled digital and live presentations, creativity stood out.
Off-White Launches First WeChat Capsule
Off-White has discharged its to begin with a collection for men and ladies in More prominent China, accessible only on the brand’s modern WeChat Mini Program.
Saint Laurent SS21 was about as Socially-Distanced as It’s Possible to Get
Saint Laurent launched it's SS'21 collection today.
How Pantone Landed on Its Color of the Year for 2021
Pantone announces the color of the year for 2021
Few Fashion Names Feature on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in 2020 List
US business magazine Forbes published its annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
More Cancelations: News Round-Up From The Trade Show World
The trade fair landscape in the US and Europe will be disrupted in the coming winter season.
Selfridges Launches New Retail Concept in Support of Independent Designers
The "Rewiring Space" of the UK department store chain opened on December 3 at its Oxford Street site, as tight lockdown measures were lifted in London.
Gabriela Hearst is appointed creative director of Chloé
Officially, this Monday, December 7, the House of Chloe revealed that it would entrust its artistic vision to the Uruguayan designer Gabriela Hearst.
Wellness and Digitalisation Will Influence Design in 2022
According to Lucia Rosin, founder of Italy-based clothing consultancy Meidea, there is a significant shift in the denim world, with health, empathy and digitalization at the forefront of developments for spring-summer 2022.
Sustainability rules: More details about Frankfurt Fashion Week unveiled
Frankfurt Fashion Week is announced that will take place for the first time from 5 to 9 July. In addition to the well-known Neonyt, Premium and Seek trade fairs, a new format with a focus on denim and young fashion brands announced under the title 'The Ground'.
H&M Group Experiments with Made To Order ‘Fast Fashion’ To Tackle Overstock
While the circular economy needs a big transformation for the fashion industry; alongside circular transformation, reducing excess stock in the fashion industry is a major barrier to achieving environmental sustainability.
Hello Haute Denim
Womenswear label Ports 1961 and New York-based denim brand R13 have this season co-designed a collection inspired by Jane Birkin’s relaxed ’70s Parisian look.
Levi’s Teams with Streetwear King Angelo Baque
Levi’s launched a new limited-edition collection with Awake founder and former Supreme brand director Angelo Baque. Centered around Levi’s Authorized Vintage, Angelo Baque brings his streetwear eye to the new limited-edition.
H&M Taps Renewcell to Create Circulose Fibers for Millions of Garments
H&M Group and Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell announced their new expanded partnership to take steps toward a more sustainable future.
2020 Denim Circularity Report
The global denim industry is plotting its circular future with biodegradable stretch jeans, Cradle to Cradle certified platinum denim fabrics, jeans made entirely of recycled content, and jeans that can be traced back to the cotton farm
Denim Industry Will Look to Digitalization, Ethical Supply Chains Post-Pandemic
Though Covid-19 created difficult experiences for the denim industry, like bankruptcies, closed stores and canceled orders; on the other hand, this is an opportunity to reset to transform the industry.
Tommy For Life Pilot Program Tests Circularity in the Netherlands
Leading denim brands are trying their hand to extend the clothing lifecycle and promote circularity.
Fall’s Leather Trend Tees Up New Opportunities for Coated Denim
Coated denim is in the midst of a comfort and quality evolution. The growing population of vegan consumers challenges the leather industry. New vegan arrivals in stores saw an upwards trajectory, increasing 8 percent year over year across categories. Investment in pure leather products, however, slowed, with arrivals dropping 11 percent year over year.
Moschino X Palace Join Forces For An Unexpected, Expansive Collection Of Garments And Accessories
Palace has just revealed their new partner, Moschino, after a capsule line honoring Whitney Houston.
Right on Cue, Brands Turn to Heritage Designs to Drive Sales
Only in 2020 would “sourdough starters” be a status symbol and memes that question the relevance of time make sense to the everyperson, but that is exactly what months of quarantine does to pop culture.
How can Monki’s ’Green Machine’ İnnovate Recycling?
Monki presents the first machine that enables cotton and polyester blends to be completely separated and recycled in large quantities.
London Fashion Trade Shows Are Canceled
The big organizations still are delayed, canceled, or organized online because of the increasing coronavirus effect and due to ongoing restrictions arising.
Lenzing Follows H&M Pilot With Full Blockchain Rollout
The Lenzing Group’s investments in sustainability and the circular economy garnered top marks from Canopy.
Denim Première Vision launches the Digital Denim Week next 30 November to 4 December 2020
Covid-19 pandemic changed the format of all events, one of them is Denim Première Vision. DIGITAL DENIM WEEK will fully replace the physical edition of the show initially scheduled for 24 and 25 November in Berlin.
Amsterdam City, Public Bodies, Firms Sign 'Denim Deal'
Amsterdam city recently signed the ‘Denim Deal’, an agreement to manufacture denim products more sustainably.
Brand Stores, Wholesale and E-comm Can Coexist, Says Frame Co-Founder Jens Grede
Californian lifestyle brand Frame opened a popup shop in the Upper East Side and marked the occasion with a New York-inspired photo exhibition by Frame co-founder Erik Torstensson.
New format for Texworld Paris in February ‘21
COVID-19 crisis continues to affect major international events in all sectors.
Highlights from Kingpins24 Amsterdam
We were at the latest edition of Kingpins24 Amsterdam which is held digitally from October 27 to October 30, 2020. Cem Ozan Sari, Calik Denim Engineer, shared important novelties in the 4-day webinar with main topics innovation, traceability, transparency and people's empowerment
Uniqlo India Launches Online Store on It's First-Year Anniversary
Japanese apparel brand, Uniqlo has launched e-commerce operations in the Indian market.
Sustainability Was The Key Focus of Most Denim Technology Providers
Denim players across the supply chain presented the innovations and projects being developed for Spring/Summer ’22 at Kingpins
Ispo Munich Cancels Physical Edition
The current Corona situation is still affecting the physical events
Denim PV Cancels Berlin Event
Important events continue to be postponed or canceled, as the conditions for gathering have not yet been established.
Amsterdam’s Denim Scene is Still Kicking, But With a More Local Flavor
The global denim industry will meet online Kingpins24 event on Oct. 27-30, instead of meeting in Amsterdam this week for Kingpins Amsterdam.
10 Size-Inclusive Denim Brands to Know
The inclusive fitting has been a core feature of contemporary denim brands, which has sustainability and responsible manufacturing.
J Brand and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski Cook Up a Collection
Antoni Porowski, the food and drink maverick from Netflix’s reality show “Queer Eye,” caught the eye of denim label J Brand with his fashion sense.
Ready for October's Amsterdam Digital Events?
Kingpins24 Amsterdam and Amsterdam Denim Days have announced their new dates and schedules that show how the denim industry can be flexible and creative.
Fashion Week Tokyo goes online
Fashion Week Tokyo kicked off on 12nd October. Coronavirus pandemic has forced to try new and unconventional ways of reaching audiences in Japan and overseas. 39 brands are showcasing their latest collections.
Fashion and Textiles Industry Keen to go Green Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
The sustainability trend continues in the fashion industry
20 Examples of the New Normal the Denim Industry Faces
2020 proved not a "normal" year in the denim industry either. In a “normal” year, consumers would be stocking up on new fall jeans, denim brands be preparing the launch of holiday collections and players across the denim supply chain would begin their biannual global road show to trade shows around the world.
S/S 21 Denim Report from Project and Coterie Online
The way denim brands present their Spring / Summer 2021 collections to customers can vary from zoom meetings to chat boxes, but their emphasis on relevant designs remains sharp.
At Balenciaga, a World Turning Inwards and Waking Up
The first implementation of a new calendar for Balenciaga, “Pre-collection Summer 2021” was shown labelled.
Mourning for Kenzo Takada
Fashion lost an important name from the consequences of the coronavirus. The Japanese designer Kenzo Takada died at the age of 81.
Levi’s Wants to Buy Back and Resell Your Old Jeans
Levi’s is taking a major step to extend the lifespan of its jeans and makes the buy-back system simple.
Why World Cotton Day Gets Global Recognition
World Cotton Day (WCD) will be held Oct. 7, and it serves as an opportunity to celebrate the international cotton industry.
Moschino Put on an Elaborate Fashion Show With Puppets Wearing Tiny Couture Outfits
Moschino exhibited the new collection in an extraordinary way of fashion show by using puppets to showcase while the world has been anything but normal in 2020.
“The Future Is Going To Be Difficult. So Let’s Embrace It”: Jonathan Anderson On His SS21 Show In A Box
For Spring/Summer 2021, brands have been forced to get creative when it comes to showing their collections.
Cotton Groups Ink Pact for Greater Tracking of Sustainability Impacts
In the Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group, the groups worked collaboratively between 2019 and 2020 to coordinate sustainability impact measures and measures for cotton farming systems.
No Catwalk Masks for Milan as it Looks to Brighter Post-Pandemic Future
Milan Fashion Week was about as close to “normal” as it gets mid-pandemic.
In Paris, a Fashion Eco-System on Edge as Shows Disappear
In January, when Swedish modeling firm Acne Studios last held a catwalk presentation in Paris, it purchased hundreds of vegan-friendly rice bowls for models and crew to select backstage from cafe owner and caterer Pearlyn Lee.
Lenzing Launches Carbon-Zero Tencel Fibers
Following wider corporate commitments made by the Lenzing Group in 2019 to drive sustainability and combat climate change, Tencel, Lenzing's flagship brand for textiles, is introducing its very first carbon-zero Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres to the market.
Fed Up But Dressed Up: How Coronavirus has Impacted the Catwalk at London Fashion Week
As the industry settles into its most unusual fashion week yet, Olivia Petter examines the effect the pandemic has had on the vision for spring/summer 2021.
Tokyo Prepares for a Different Kind of Fashion Week
After canceling the March installation of Tokyo Fashion Week due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Spring 2021 season of Tokyo Fashion Week is set to run from Oct. 12 through 17.
French Federation Releases Breakdown of Paris Fashion Week
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, has released the break-down of the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, revealing that 19 houses currently plan to stage actual physical shows.
Balenciaga to Delay First Haute Couture Collection to July 2021
Balenciaga is to delay its first foray into haute couture until July 2020.
Will Amazon's New Luxury Online Store Be Fashion's Savior — or Archenemy?
The ongoing pandemic had a severe impact on the luxury retail, since they had to close their stores and most of their shopping experience was done by in-store personal service.
Denim Mills Share Digital Tactics for Navigating the New Normal
The pandemic came with a unique challenge for the denim industry, since the industry always heavily relied on travelling for inspiration
Levi’s and Heron Preston Embrace Flaws in New Collection
Levi’s and Heron Preston released their latest collaboration. The fall assortment of women’s and men’s items are named “Mistakes Are OK.”
Transparency In the Denim Industry Begins with Traceable Fibers
The denim industry is changing rapidly with the new information age and the consumers want to know the reality behind what they are wearing more than ever.
It is Official Now: Don't Wash Your Jeans
The University of Toronto found out when they examined the footprint of jeans by investigating the environmental distribution, pathways, and sources of indigo denim microfibers shed by denim clothing.
Mango’s IDenim Collection Puts Spotlight on Individuality
Called IDenim, the collection emphasizes denim for every “identity,” a concept underscored by its accompanying campaign featuring six individuals modeling all the various styles.
Stella McCartney Introduces First Unisex Collection
Stella McCartney has launched a ''genderless'' fashion line.
Why Kingpins Launches a Digital Marketplace and Changes Kingpins24 Format
In October, Kingpins 24 will launch a new marketplace Kingpins Exchange.
Tommy Hilfiger Accelerates Sustainability Journey
Tommy Hilfiger announced, “Make it Possible”, an approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’.
New York Fashion Week Events Prepare to Go Digital
New York Men’s Day (NYMD) will be held Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. EST to coincide with New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
Stockholm Fashion Week Relaunches Digitally and Fur-Free
In 2019, the Stockholm Fashion Week was canceled due to “major challenges” in meeting demands for more sustainable and innovative clothing.
No Kingpins China City Tour in September
Kingpins has decided to cancel the planned China City Tour 2020 that would take place on 2 and 4 September.
Pandemic Awakening New Sense of Responsibility in Denim
The sustainability is no longer nice for a company—it is essential. The COVID-19 has forced denim experts to reconsider the true meaning and value of sustainable denim.
Ermenegildo Zegna Keeps Sustainability Close at Heart With Project
The step taken by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group on the road toward honoring its legacy and sustainable vocation was met with great admiration
Louis Vuitton’s Biggest Shanghai Store Sees Record-High $22M in August Sales: Sources
Is Louis Vuitton managing to turn the pandemic crisis into an opportunity? The expectation continues with claims that Louis Vuitton broke sales records in China
Come Together: Supreme Group & Igedo Company
The pandemic changed the destiny of all events by necessity. Lastly, due to Covid-19, the Supreme Group and Igedo Company announced that they coordinated Supreme Women & Men Düsseldorf and Gallery Fashion & Shoes by Igedo Company together.
The British Fashion Council reveals provisional line-up for London Fashion Week
The British Fashion Council has confirmed that London Fashion Week will run from Thursday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 22.
Burberry Is Launching Reusable Face Masks
Trends in fashion affected by the pandemic are becoming more popular.
Copenhagen Fashion Week SS21: The Street Style Set Are Back With a Bang
Copenhagen Fashion Week hosted a series of events that were presented on a new hybrid platform called CPHFW72H that mixes digital experiences with physical events that went ahead from August 9 to August 12.
Turkish Denim Mills Address Client and Customer Needs Around COVID-19
On July 28, executives from four Turkish mills joined Carved in Blue for a webinar to discuss how they are handling the pandemic, their sustainability plans and how COVID-19 could transform the denim industry.
H&M Makes a Jean Jacket That's Going to Love You Forever
Fear of transmitting the coronavirus is pushing people to test their innate impulses to kiss, shake hands and pat each other on the back, but a new invention from H&M Lab, the German research center for the apparel business, seeks to fill the holes created by the contact epidemic.
Asos Calls on Brands to Make Ethical Manufacturing Pledges
Asos is calling on its brand partners with a UK manufacturing presence to strengthen their commitment to transparency and responsible action.
It will be worth the wait! Calik Denim postpones the “Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim 2020” event to the next year due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
The annual ‘Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim” event was set to be held in Amsterdam on the 27th of October 2020. Given the global uncertainty resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed.
Nike opens House of Innovation in Paris
Nike has opened its third House of Innovation store in Europe located in Paris. It follows the New York and Shanghai stores opened in 2018.
Levi’s Wants to Launch Its ’Most Sustainable’ Collection Ever
Levi’s has launched its most sustainable jeans ever, made from organic cotton and Circulose, a breakthrough material made from worn-out jeans.
Wrangler Creates Limited Edition Line With Bob Marley Foundation
Wrangler partnered with Bob Marley Foundation to celebrate the musician’s dedication to pursuing meaningful change.
Kingpins Cancels Amsterdam October Edition
Kingpins Amsterdam Canceled Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Jeanologia Develops Tool Streamlining Digital Design
Jeanologia has launched E-Designer, an innovative tool that reinvents the way jeans are being created and manufactured, accompanying designers in their digital transformation.
Past Meets Future: Discovering the Upside of Upcycling Denim
Brands and retailers predict that after the pandemic, a smarter and less shopping consumer profile.
Louis Vuitton Taking it's Menswear Show to China and Japan
For the first time, Louis Vuitton will be going ahead with a men’s show in Shanghai and Tokyo, rather than Paris.
Travel restrictions Push Bluezone and Munich Fabric Start to cancel
Despite all efforts, the organizers have announced that they will have to cancel Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone, originally scheduled for September 1 to 3.
Balmain’s Socially Distant Couture Show Took Place on the Most Fashionable Boat
“From the beginning of the lockdown in Paris, I wanted to do something when it was over”
Dior creates miniature versions of couture collection for magical digital show
Le Mythe Dior film prepared by Matteo Garrone for Dior reminded us once again the strong connection of fashion with history.
The Pandemic Is Rewriting the Rules of Retail
According to McKinsey's report, consumers are more likely to continue their home-focused shopping habits...
Calik Denim Takes Its Precautions Against Epidemic With "Passion For Life"!
Calik Denim, takes all the necessary precautions against COVID-19 epidemic that whole world has been struggling against. Calik Denim continues to “evolve” by creating solutions to make its working order in a healthiest way.
One Square Meter X Calik Denim
Embracing the purpose to design denim collections with innovative approaches, Calik Denim collaborates with local artisans as well as the world's leading brands and designers.
Willy Chavarria X Calik Denim
Willy Chavarria, the conceptual fashion label with a cinematic approach to design and presentation based in New York, introduces his first denim focused collection named DIRTY WILLY DENIM.
Calik Denim Turns The Denim Industry Rules With Fashion College Partnership Projects!
Acting with a sense of responsibility, premium denim producer, Calik Denim, continues to collaborate with the world’s most prestigious fashion schools such as Parsons School of Design.
Study Hall: Sustainable Fashion Conference, 2019
On April 27, The Library Study Hall hosted ‘Sustainability as a Culture’, the fourth event in its international conference series, focusing on themes of sustainability, technology, and human rights.
Habit Fashion Awards, 2019
As the partner of Habit Fashion Awards in denim category for many years, Calik Denim have presented the year’s denim award Nudie Jeans at a significant event held in Stockholm on 3rd of December 2019. Nudie Jeans was selected as the 2019 Denim Brand in Northern Europe.
Washpro: Calik Denim Debuts Antimicrobial Denim Fabric That Require Fewer Washes
Calik Denim’s new sustainability-driven innovation Washpro technology promises long-lasting freshness for the denim garments
Skinlithe: Get the Denim Look but With the Comfort of Tights
When consumer needs are examined, the importance of comfort comes to the fore, especially for “generation Z”. This need led to the birth of a new concept in this season, Skinlithe.
Denethic: The New Definition of Sustainable Denim
Calik Denim invests in sustainability not just for its own production, but also to help its business partners to reduce waste. With this attitude, the company proudly launched its Denethic concept by using unique and innovative techniques, to provide fabrics with washed effects without actually washing jeans after sewing.
D-Clear: Breakthrough Technology in Sustainability
Calik Denim proudly introduces its D-Clear technology. D-Clear uses 40% less water in indigo dyeing and 83% less during the finishing process
Ever Evolving Talks By Calik Denim Sheds Light On The Future For The Second Time!
With over 350 visitors from all over the world, the 2019 edition of the annual Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim event was a huge success.