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...
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?
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.
Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia since 1988, and a woman I personally have had deep admiration for, has died after a year-long illness. As Alexandra Shulman, British Vogue editor-in-chief puts it "powerful, beautiful, intelligent and creatively adventurous. She was really was legendary.”
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.
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.
The home of the noble British suits, famous tailoring district Savile Row is among five historic London addresses that were granted special planning protection by Westminster Council yesterday. According to reports the new policy will prevent areas in London such as Savile Row becoming “indistinguishable” from other high streets.
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.
Yves Saint Laurent has settled its trademark lawsuit with parody T-shirt company “What About Yves”. The case concerning the production of merchandise bearing the motto 'Ain't Laurent Without Yves' a nod in reaction to creative director Hedi Slimane's decision to drop “Yves” and rebrand the company as Saint Laurent.