Canadian fashion cashes in on gorpcore

TORONTO — Fashion is accustomed to fleeting trends, but gorpcore — a term coined by The Cut in 2017 to reflect the sudden ubiquity of fleece vests, puffer jackets and other staples of outdoor clothing in urban areas — is still going strong. Euromonitor International forecasts that the performance apparel sector will register a compounded annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent between 2018 through 2022, and luxury brands have taken note. Canadian brands like Canada Goose and Arc’teryx have benefitted from the demand for high-performance coats that can be worn both during a New York winter and an…

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Fashion mourns end of the line for Sonia Rykiel

Models present creations for Sonia Rykiel during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on October 3, 2016. (AFP/Alain Jocard) Fashion mourned Thursday the demise of the troubled French fashion label Sonia Rykiel that once symbolized the rebellious spirit of 1960s Paris. A court in the French capital ordered the winding up of the loss-making brand founded by the “Queen of Knits”, once an icon of youthful revolt against the stuffy fashion establishment. The designer, who died nearly three years ago from Parkinson’s disease aged 86, popularized dressing…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Shop Our Picks of the Best Fashion and Beauty Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full force! The department store has launched its biggest annual sale in-store and online, offering discounts on both fashion and beauty products at major discounts — including new arrivals. Nordstrom cardmembers now have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public on July 19, so we recommend you act fast before your favorites sell out. Read up on everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and shop the best deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and skincare you…

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THE MOST RECENT FASHION TRENDS AND THEIR SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES

Fast fashion is a term we hear mentioned all the time in the industry, but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, fast fashion is when big brands churn out popular designs (often mimicking high-end designers) at a low price-point, so the consumer is able to follow current trends easily and for little money. However, what we don’t see is what goes on behind the scenes, as workers are rarely paid the minimum wage and work in harsh, unjust conditions. Equally, fast fashion brands are not transparent about where they…

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail acquires Jaypore

NEW DELHI: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL), which retails brands such as Louis Philippe, Peter England and Van Heusen, has acquired ethnic apparel and lifestyle retailer Jaypore for ₹110 crore, the company said in a filing to the stock exchange on Monday. The deal will help ABFRL that also retails men and women’s western wear to tap into the fast-growing ethnic apparel market. “Ethnic wear is the largest segment in the Indian fashion apparel market. While ABFRL has built a diversified portfolio of brands across different segments, ethnic wear space…

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Giant balloon dresses hit the runway in fashion show

A burgeoning designer’s career just blew up. With notable alumni that include Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, the Central Saint Martins’ annual BA fashion show is one to watch — and that was proved again Thursday, when this year’s closing designer looks came down the runway. Norwegian designer Fredrik Tjaerandsen translated his experience from working at Balenciaga to Louis Vuitton into show-stopping closing numbers. Models appeared on the runway with — or even in — giant balloons. After slowly deflating them, they transformed into rubber dresses. He won over the crowd and…

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Weaving a Future | Best Fashion Colleges in India

About 70 per cent of fashion designers in the country have graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)-Delhi. It was also the only Indian institute to feature in the world’s 20 best fashion institutes in 2017. The institute that has always encouraged creative thinking in its students is You’ve reached your article limit Sign in to keep reading India Today Sign in Sign up NOW to get: Premium content on Aaj Tak HD Channel Unrestricted access to India Today magazine content [“source=indiatoday”]

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Was The ProRail ‘Victim Fashion’ Campaign Too Controversial?

Recently The Netherlands train service ProRail launched a short-lived, controversial campaign to curb railway accidents. I want to share it with you because it brings up an important marketing question: When is controversial advertising going too far? And specifically is this ProRail campaign off the rails? First, the campaign. Victim Fashion. Created By Accident. The ProRail campaign was aimed at teenagers because, despite previous PSA efforts, the number of railway casualties in The Netherlands has tripled since 2016. To reach this elusive audience, a “fashion” brand was created featuring a…

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When fashion has a form

Mona If we want to rewrite the world history that’s equal, women supporting women is the new-age mantra. A beautiful example of it was witnessed as Shibani Dandekar and Gabriella Demetriades took the centre stage in City Beautiful! “Shibani was my first celeb client,” South African model-turned-actor-turned-designer Gabriella shares merrily recalling how at a pop-up, Shibani picked up almost the entire rack. “It’s been one partnership that I have enjoyed to the T,” smiles Shibani, who insists the last two seasons of IPL that she hosted were a breeze for…

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The best eco fashion instagram accounts to follow now

If you’re at all into fashion, you’re probably well aware of the sustainability and environmental issues currently surrounding the industry. In 2017 it was reported by the Global Fashion Agenda that if the industry doesn’t change, its impact on the climate is expected to increase by 49% by 2030. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your own clothes consumption and move away from fast fashion(fashion that is cheaply and quickly produced to follow trends), take inspiration from these fashion accounts on Instagram – they all promote eco friendly fashion and offer tips for getting…

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