IKEA Provides A Brilliant Response to Balenciaga's £1125 Copy Of Its 40p Tote Bag

IKEA Provides A Brilliant Response to Balenciaga's £1125 Copy Of Its 40p Tote Bag

The French luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, under the creative direction of modern designer Demna Gvasalia has designed a blue tote bag that has been likened in similarity to the well-known IKEA's iconic Frakta bag, yet at a considerably higher price. According to Dezeen, IKEA's popular Frakta bags are made from synthetic material polypropylene and were originally designed by siblings Marianne and Knut Hagberg, and costs just 40 pence...

The Great Repeal Bill & Triggering Article 50: What Might Brexit Mean for Fashion Business?

The Great Repeal Bill & Triggering Article 50: What Might Brexit Mean for Fashion Business?

Theresa May has triggered Article 50. Britain's departure from the EU is imminent and marks a "historic moment from which there can be no turning back," says May. These impending changes have thrown us into particularly uncertain times. The UK has now entered a two-year-long period of negotiations, and question are being raised as to what the UK's leaving the EU means for both the creative industries and the UK's future creative economy?

Courts Reject Louboutin's Latest Plea to Register Red Sole As A Trademark in Switzerland

Courts Reject Louboutin's Latest Plea to Register Red Sole As A Trademark in Switzerland

Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin has received yet another set back in an attempt to register its red sole shoe as a trademark in Switzerland - this time from the country’s highest court - The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland in Lausanne, whom rejected the luxury footwear brands appeal to register the colour red as a trademark. 

Why Established Brands Are Buying Back Their Cultural Heritage As A Way To Create Value

Why Established Brands Are Buying Back Their Cultural Heritage As A Way To Create Value

There’s a dawning realisation that if you want to be a so-called heritage brand, you have to be able to tell the story through objects…An archive can be useful for design inspiration, for lending to an exhibition, or for if you think you’d want to do your own retrospective.

Fraud industry Stylist Makes Off With Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Designer Garments Using Instagram

Fraud industry Stylist Makes Off With Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Designer Garments Using Instagram

A person going by the name of Arnaud Henry Mensan’s, has made off with stealing thousands of dollars worth of designer garments and accessories by posing as an industry insider. According to Dazed, Mensan used false credentials on his instagram page to trick emerging and established fashion brands into sending him their fashion samples, under the pretense they would be featured in prestigious fashion editorials.

 

Introducing The Central Saint Martins graduate Richard Quinn Winner Of The H&M Design Award 2017

Introducing The Central Saint Martins graduate Richard Quinn Winner Of The H&M Design Award 2017

It's a fast pace, competitive business out there for young fashion designers and fashion competitions are one of the ways emerging fashion designers are getting noticed. Richard Quinn London designer and Central Saint Martins graduate, has just been announced the winner of the H&M Design Award 2017.

 
 

Acne Studios S/S 2017 Review

Acne Studios S/S 2017 Review

Paris, France — creative director Jonny Johansson, collection seemed rather political and was an ode to Multiculturalism, which is always a difficult topic in fashion. Textiles indigenous to regions like Syria and other Arabic countries were showcased throughout.

 
 

Week in Review

Week in Review

"To be honest, there are a lot of brands today that don’t necessarily need a fashion show to showcase their collections...I want to promote creativity, people who have amazing ideas, things that I feel are adding something to a bigger conversation. I see people who are making businesses outside the proper way of doing things. Even like Etsy shops, you might not call it fashion, but they’re selling stuff and making people happy. "

 

Fashion Week - Milan Gucci Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Alessandro Michele’s Success

 Fashion Week - Milan  Gucci Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Alessandro Michele’s Success

The Italian fashion powerhouse, has achieved acclaimed success under the creative direction of the Italian fashion designer Alessandro Michele’s. Appointed Creative Director of Gucci in January 2015, he has been responsible for all of Gucci’s collections and global brand image and has has been successful in transforming the once floundering fashion house into one of the industry's most attractive players again.