SEOUL: Fashion Week for Foodies

As a major event in the Asian catwalk calendar,  Seoul Fashion Week once again becomes the focal point of industry professionals looking for the freshest trends of this fast emerging Asian market.
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Is SXSW more important than fashion week?

Scrolling through Instagram this last week one could have been mistaken for thinking that the next city on the fashion month calendar was in fact Austin, Texas, what with the amount of editors, bloggers and fashion influencers posting from the city's annual SXSW Interactive festival. No other year has the presence of so many of the fashion industry's big players - ...
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Lucky Magazine's Editor-in-chief Eva Chen at SXSW Interactive

Studio Visit: Avery Dennison

While we were out in LA last month, we stopped by leading branding and packaging manufacturer Avery Dennison to see the latest developments in denim branding. From Levi's famous two horse patch to Evisu's seagull and Denham's fabric sheers, company branding is one of the most important elements that goes into a pair of jeans. One of the companies that has ...
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Courage & Kind

To celebrate the release of Walt Disney's live action Cinderella movie on the 27th March, the WGSN Kidswear team attended a preview of a cinderella-inspired collection launched by Courage & Kind. Disney EMA and TVM Fashion Lab collaborate to create a new luxury children's brand that provides a fresh departure away from the stereotypical licensed product we're used to seeing from ...
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Hudson Forever Forward – Spring/Summer 2015 -

For S/S 15, Hudson Jeans flip the script of their usual campaign superstar models, instead replacing them with a real audience that promotes positive self-image around the globe. Since launching in 2002, LA-based premium denim brand Hudson Jeans has managed to distinguish itself in the cities saturated marketplace. Leaning more towards lifestyle rather than 'on-trend' seasonal products, the brand has become ...
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Nike sprints to impressive Q3 despite strong dollar, future orders impress, running-inspired product leads

Nike looked to have ticked almost all the right product boxes last quarter as the mighty US athletic sportswear brand announced late Thursday it had sprinted through a near-perfect Q3. Near perfect? Well, nothing’s ever completely perfect. Yes, those all-important future orders continue to look strong even up against currency shifts and tough year-ago comparisons. Yes, quarterly profits beat analysts’ estimates ...
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The Nexxus Beautiful Fluidity Pop-Up at Selfridges

Today marks the opening of the Nexxus Beautiful Fluidity one week pop-up counter at Selfridges - a one-off retail event to announce the launch of the Nexxus haircare range in the UK. Headed up by the brand’s global hair creative director Kevin Mancuso, this launch has been a long time in the making, designed to offer personal, one-on-one consultations with Mancuso ...
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Next’s Wolfson discusses results & outlines 2015 plans

UK fashion retailer Next posted healthy results today, but resisted over-optimism on its outlook for the year ahead, remaining cautious despite stores and online both performing well. In a results debrief with CEO Lord Wolfson, he told us this is because he expects to be up against tough comps from last year, when the retailer had warm weather and very strong ...
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Top tips for retail start-ups from VCs at #SXSW

In two years’ time, retail innovation will be led by start-ups more than by corporations, a panel comprised of venture capital firms stated on the closing day of SXSW Interactive. Eurie Kim of Forerunner Ventures, Janie Yu of Fung Capital and Stephanie Palmeri from SoftTech VC, each have a foot heavily placed in the retail space thanks to investments with ...
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Next steamroller continues to power ahead, hopes for sunny weather to really fire up 2015’s figures

Next unveiled a strong profits rise early Thursday as both stores and online performed well and more close-to-season products helped get its offer to the customer at just the right time. But it stayed cautious on its prospects for the rest of the year. Ok, we know that’s not exactly big news. When doesn’t Next announce strong results? And when ...
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Is ugly beautiful..? Musings from Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne 2015

The 9th edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne is challenging the standards of Beauty to try offering a new take on what is considered beautiful today and might be considered beautiful tomorrow.
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Exclusive Interview with Olivier Grasset of Dr. Collectors

With the launch of the new Denim Dudes book having flying success, Author Amy Leverton (Head of Denim at WGSN) shares some of her favorite outtakes from the stunning shoot with Dr. Collectors, Olivier Grasset. With over 40 years of collecting under his belt, vintage fanatic Olivier Grasset has become one of the most revered names in the business. Fascinated by American vintage denim, ...
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Homme Boy – Blew -

LA-Based label Homme Boy introduces its first capsule collection inspired by Nirvana's debut album. Last year L.A. based fashion brand HOMME BOY burst onto the scene with its debut collection "Nevermind" inspired by rock's grimiest and grungiest rebels, Nirvana. For 2015, designer and founder Kyle J Pak continues to explore the Nirvana theme with a special capsule collection that acts as sequel to ...
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Business as usual at Inditex as sales, profits grow again; Spanish market recovers

Inditex simply let its awesome figures do the talking Wednesday as the Spanish giant saw the retail environment shifting in its favour while also continuing to deliver some of the most on-trend fashion around. The company said net profit grew 5% in fiscal 2014 to €2.5bn while operating profit rose 5% to €4.1bn. Net sales jumped 8% to €18.12bn, or ...
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Nicola Formichetti debuts Diesel campaign with Instagram artist collaboration at SXSW 2015

After four days packed with fashion focused talks from the likes of model Karlie Kloss and Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, the final day of SXSW Interactive saw a fireside discussion hosted by Dazed Magazine’s News Editor Zing Tsjeng with Diesel’s Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. The designer discussed a whole range of subjects ranging from ‘Insta-Identities’ and crowdsourcing to the changing ...
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