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Six NYFW shows that brought the catwalk to the public

Alexandria Best reports from New York Fashion Week, where designers included the public in their shows in new ways, marking a departure from the …

Hong Kong protests: business is not as usual

The city-wide unrest has hit retailers and tourist-dependent businesses hard, as mass rallies and clashes between police have taken place in the city’s main retail and tourism areas on weekends.

Creating Tomorrow: filling the needs void

We are bored with big business. Our trust in politicians must surely be at an all-time low. Global corporations need to work harder and …

“Vibrant colour options are constantly given to us by the natural world”

Here at WGSN, we’ve been looking at natural dyes, both as a source of inspiration for colour but also as a possible option for …

A move towards activism for the Spanish fragrance market

Growth in the sector is the result of a more diverse model of society that transcends stereotypes, including options for different skin tones, likes and needs

Creating Tomorrow: are you a Compressionalist?

Introducing The Compressionalists. A time-pressured, decision-averse cohort, who want you to make life easier for them.

New film Interior Motives explores the links between fashion and interiors

If fashion is a party girl, interiors would be its older sister trying to study philosophy upstairs, but the two have more in common …

Creating Tomorrow: finders keepers

On my many trips to the WGSN office in NYC I take carry-on only and no-one’s asked me to buy anything from CVS or Walgreens in ages. Until last month that is.

Top trends sighted at Colombia Fashion Week

A visit to Medellin’s Colombiamoda fashion week offered a wealth of inspiration via catwalk shows from heavy-hitters including Johanna Ortiz and Renata Lozano, to …

5 designers you need to know from Colombia Fashion Week

Seemingly all at once, Colombia was on my radar as the next influential fashion destination to visit. From the envy-inducing vacation photos on friends’ …

Three inspiring eco collections from the bioFASHIONtech Summit

Textiles dyed with food waste; clothes that sprout plants; and workshops to teach consumers how to become makers. Yimin Deng reports from the TILL: …

Design activism from Africa

As we enter the second half of 2019, taking stock of goals for 2020, 2021, and into 2022, I find myself going back to my notes from Design Indaba