The Return of Wide-Legged Jeans: What We Can Learn from J. Crew’s Giant Chinos
Baggy is back. Since at least the middle of the last decade, designers have been toying with wider legs, but these looks have been slow to transition from the catwalk into the fashion mainstream. Here on Main Street, we’ve held on tight to our slim-fitting jeans and chinos, but, since 2020, that grip has begun to loosen.
What’s in a Pocket Part Two: Turning Workwear Shirt Pockets Inside Out
In my last article, I discussed the evolution of the five pockets in the five-pocket jean. As I noted in that article, menswear garments started to feature built-in pockets in the seventeenth century. While these pockets spread to include nearly every available space on jackets, waistcoats, and trousers, the shirt would not be graced with pockets until much later.
10 important historical years in denim
In the history of denim, there were many important years and milestones. Since the beginning of the miner period in California in 1850, the denim fabric is worldwide such a success. And above all, you can’t simply think of a world without this legendary fabric, right?!
What’s in a Pocket? The Five-Pocket Evolution of Jeans
Denim designers know better than to mess with perfection. Though they might break new ground with fabrics and cuts, the essential design of the five-pocket jean (particularly the men’s version) is essentially sacred ground.
Trompe L’Oeil Is The Surrealist Fashion Trend That Is Taking Over Denim This Fall
True blue jeans have a reputation for being casual—but not all denim has to be. Case in point, the current wave of trompe l’oeil denim that has been washing up across runways and retail collections over the past few seasons.
Hot Below the Waistband: Beating the Summer Heat Without Giving Up On Denim
To put things mildly, it’s been an absolute scorcher of a summer, and it’s still not over. Denim lovers tend to grin and bear it when the summer heat and humidity make our jeans uncomfortably hot, but even passionate denim love has its limits.
Why the rivet is the most important historical element in the history of denim
The history of denim kicks off around 1850 when they discovered gold in the mines of California, USA. A lot of people traveled to California hoping to explore gold so they could have a better life.
Five big changes from the last 10 years within the denim industry
Just like trends in fashion, everything is going so fast nowadays. When you’re just used to a certain change, the next one is already there. Changes were always there, and most of them bring some positive vibrations too as it’s not always bad to change, right?!
The most popular ways to cuff your jeans
There are many ways to cuff your pair of jeans. Of course, a lot of people prefer to wear their jeans with the correct length so you don’t need to cuff them. If you choose to wear your jeans this way I suggest washing your jeans first if you need to make them shorter as it will always shrink a bit after the first wash.
How to recognize a premium pair of jeans
Denim is such a versatile piece of clothing. There are so many options to choose from when going to a denim store. Most of the time it starts with choosing a style, a fit of jeans. Then, you pick a certain look (better known as a finish) on the jeans that attracts you the most.
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.
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.
New York Fashion Week sees more diversity, equity, and inclusion on the runways
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been hot topics in fashion for the past several years, ranging from the representation of more plus-size models to hiring more minority talent.
The Vogue Editors’ Standout NYFW SS23 Shows
While London grapples with a scaled-back fashion week in light of the Queen’s death on 8 September, New York’s spring/summer 2023 shows rumble on. There’s been torrential downpour (Tommy Hilfiger), sun-dappled bucolic gardens (Eckhaus Latta and Collina Strada), and all the city’s usual grittiness in between. Here, the standout shows that have kicked off the season with talking-point looks.
Uniqlo launches clothing repair and remaking offer in London store
Uniqlo has opened a dedicated area for repairing and remaking used clothing in its London Regent Street store.
The Queen Was The Original Outfit-Repeater
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been known for re-wearing pieces from her own wardrobe – but well before Kate emerged on the public stage, the Queen was already making a point of repeating past looks.
Recycling polycotton, which accounts for half of textile waste, may soon become the norm
Recycling fibers and implementing circular processes is a medium term goal set by many apparel companies, but little headway has been made to recycle mixed fabrics, like polycotton. Polyester cotton is one of the most unsustainable fabric blends yet loved by fast fashion companies because of their low cost cheap and durability.
Copenhagen Fashion Week SS23: the key collections – in pictures
Scandinavian style is lauded for its sustainability and minimalism – but that’s only half the story. The youngest fashion week on the calendar, Copenhagen looks set to be the next big thing. Here are 15 designers making headlines at this year’s event
Walk this way: this summers best activewear – in pictures
Kit yourself out in bold activewear, grab a backpack and head for the hills
The Fashionweek (The Hague) Talent Award has opened applications for its next edition
The Fashionweek, formerly The Hague Fashion Week, has announced the next edition of its Talent Award for emerging designers from The Netherlands, via a release.
The Best Street Style From Couture Fashion Week
Couture Fashion Week is officially under way – with the fashion pack arriving in Paris for a jam-packed schedule that includes the likes of Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Balenciaga. Already, we’ve seen a whole host of A-listers on the front row, from Sigourney Weaver and Celeste at Dior to Emma Watson and Hunter Schafer at Schiaparelli.
Gucci Wants To Go Circular – Here’s How
Fashion knows that it needs to move towards a more circular model moving forward – in contrast to the traditionally linear approach, which involves using virgin materials to create a new product that’s thrown away at the end of its life. But how can the industry actually get there?
This Martine Rose Nike Collaboration Pays Homage To The Women In Football – And Underground British Subcultures
British designer Martine Rose has announced her second Nike collaboration, which eagle-eyed viewers may have first noticed during the superb collection she showed in London last month.
5 Things To Know About Chanel’s Collaborative Haute Couture AW22 Show
“I think it’s very important that Virginie feels totally free to go wherever she feels we need to go at Chanel,” president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky, tells Vogue. This season, the collaborative spirit is still very much in the air. Anders Christian Madsen delivers everything you need to know.
Cradle to cradle, investment and recycling: How Ralph Lauren wants to become more circular
Ralph Lauren wants to manufacture products in a more responsible and circular way, part of which includes a focus on the cradle to cradle certification the US fashion company is introducing for certain products.
Sustainability round-up May 2022
Just as spring brought a renewal in the natural world, sustainable initiatives also enlivened the fashion industry, which were numerous and varied this month.
Ahluwalia Spring 2023 Collection Explores the Beauty of Africa
For Spring 2023, designer Priya Ahluwalia shared her expansion into womenswear for Ahluwalia, her eponymous label.
What Happened To The Fashion Industry Reset?
At last week’s Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen – which saw key industry players gather to discuss all things sustainability – there was a lot of talk about the need to urgently cut greenhouse emissions, for more traceability and transparency across the supply chain and how to move towards a more circular fashion system.
How the digitisation of fashion is impacting colour forecasting at WSGN and Coloro
While digitisation is becoming heavily adopted by brands and designers as a new way of connecting with consumers, its influence is also having an impact on other areas of the industry, pushing creative companies and agencies to adapt to the ever evolving online atmosphere.
Fast-fashion giant Shein pledges $15m for textile waste workers in Ghana
Chinese fashion behemoth Shein might be the organisation least expected to win applause at an international conference on fashion sustainability, but that’s what happened at this week’s global fashion summit in Copenhagen.
Pangaia and Spiber release sweatshirt made from ‘Brewed Protein’ fibres
Materials science company Pangaia and Japanese biotech start-up Spiber have teamed up to unveil the world’s first sweatshirt featuring ‘Brewed Protein’ fibres and organic cotton.
Are Your Online Returns Contributing To Fashion’s Waste Problem?
Free returns have become part and parcel of the online shopping experience – making it easier than ever to buy something at the click of a button, try it on at home, and then send it back (along with multiple other items) if it’s not exactly what you hoped for.
Digital Fashion 101, with expert Moin Roberts-Islam
Have you bought digital garments for your avatar yet? Would you like to? You need to listen to this! Moin Roberts-Islam is the Technology Development Manager at the Fashion Innovation Agency, at the London College of Fashion, and he’s here to answer all our questions on how digital fashion works, why it’s exploding, what brands are doing, how gaming is involved, who is buying digital garments and why. Plus we discuss the metaverse and NFTs, and how all this relates to sustainability.
What's next in digital fashion?
Blockchain technology is transforming everything from our currency to our internet interactions. The birth of Web3, in laymen’s terms, is an extension of cryptocurrency using blockchain in new ways. Blockchain technology can store tokens in a wallet, the terms of a contract, and the code for decentralized apps.
Statement socks: summer’s fashion must-have
First with sliders now with trainers, expensive brands are the new hot style accessories
Capsule collections: can a streamlined wardrobe help you live more sustainably?
In 2014, I attended the Copenhagen Fashion Summit – the world’s largest fashion event about sustainability. At the time, I was a fashion journalist who prided myself on covering anything that was new and exciting – emerging designers, fresh perspectives on style, trends. But something was wrong with the way we consumed and communicated fashion.
Report: Resale market to more than double by 2026, US to lead the charge
The global fashion resale market is expected to grow 127 percent by 2026, three times faster than the broader retail clothing sector, according to a new report.
2023 Lifestyle Trends
Whether it is just hiking for the day or traveling in a camper van for a few months, the Pandemic has given consumers renewed respect for getting out into the countryside. The demand for outdoor clothing a.k.a. 'Gorpcore', reflects that trend.
Patch me if you can: how to mend clothes – creatively
From colourful stitches to fabric mixing, visible mending can breathe new life into garments with stains or holes
5 Most popular strategies brands are using to enter the metaverse
While the digital world isn’t necessarily a new concept, the fashion industry’s presence within it has been rapidly increasing over recent years, with 2022 in particular proving to be a year that has so far been full to the brim of digital integration and metaverse activations.
Gucci Cosmogonies Was an Interstellar Dream Bolstered by the Philosophy of Constellations
Alessandro Michele‘s references are seldom decipherable, typically littered with far-reaching metaphors and hyperbole that create an air of extravagance, joie de vivre, freedom and opulence.
Italy's Prada announces three strategic appointments in top management
Prada has unveiled strategic appointments in the top management: Andrea Bonini as chief financial officer, Cristina De Dona as general counsel, and Diego Maletto as internal auditing director. Prada is an Italian luxury fashion house that specialises in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes and other fashion accessories.
Metaverse Fashion Week highlights: from store openings to exclusive NFT drops
Decentraland’s highly-anticipated Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW) has come to a close and with it the fashion world has had its first taste of what the industry could look like through a fully digital experience. Running over the course of four days, from March 24 to 27, MVFW boasted a hefty schedule consisting of over 60 designers, brands and retailers looking to get in on the virtual action.
Item of the week: the contemporary trench
The trench is a classic silhouette that will likely always remain a staple in the outerwear category, however, recent iterations of the coat have seen it take on new forms, in modernised structuring that have flipped what we know about the style upside down.
FW22 womenswear catwalk color trends
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers an insight into the key Women’s catwalk colour directions for Fall Winter 2022-23.
Item of the week: the ruched dress
Ruched details have been an inescapable part of the current fashion season, particularly used in bodycon dresses and skirts. The style’s regular involvement in a number of recent runway shows also suggests the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Levi's continues push into circularity with recyclable 501 denim jeans
Levi's will launch a more circular iteration of its 501 Original jeans as part of its ongoing partnership with Swedish sustainable technology company Renewcell.
Report Presents Decarbonization of Fashion Industry as $1T Investment Opportunity
Estimating an investment opportunity of $1 trillion, a new Fashion for Good-Apparel Impact Institute report breaks down the funding needed by solution category and identifies the types of funders best placed to take advantage of the opportunity and benefit from the positive returns.
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.