Unusual yet profitable combinations finding common ground.
When one established company promotes another, tapping into each other’s markets and generating sales to a combined audience
The issue of copying has opened up the space for discussion around protections for the design industry, but what seems to be less discussed is how different forms of creativity arising out of the fashion system, can attract legal protection, such as the format of a ready to wear fashion show.
Alexander Wang, Miu Miu and Saint Laurent get a yes from us!
Alexander Wang and H&M Collaboration; A Moment to Think About Fashion, Intellectual Property and Culture
The collaborations between the street and the high-end represent a change in the business of fashion. Amelia Groom in her essay on Japan's contemporary street fashion culture observes that 'change in fashion has often been explained as a 'trickle-down' effect of class imitation followed by class aversion.'
From New York to Paris, via London and Milan, Fashion Week has been making its path for the past four weeks, and as designers presented beautiful collections full of covetable pieces, new style directions appeared on the horizon for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.
From gothic lace to dramatic lines and statement jewels, Britain's brightest stars have been channeling their inner punk on the red carpet this spring. Mohicans optional.
Just when spring was all worked out - the standard pastel highlight, floral punches and the really good demi-heel - there remains a difficulty. Monochrome. In my youthful orchestra-playing experience, black and white worn together dictates a look that screams 'catering staff', and that's something I'd never wish on anyone.
Fashion Week has come and gone, ending with its grand finale in Paris as the style set sat for some of next season's most amazing and memorable collections.
Last week, Vogue Paris hopped the pond to attend New York Fashion Week and bring you the top styles from the Big Apple for the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 season.