X

Market Buzz& Industry News

brought to you by Gamechangers

Louis Vuitton's Time Capsule to Westfield Century City

05/22/2018

There is no Louis Vuitton boutique at Westfield Century City. But a pop-up exhibition on the history of the French fashion house recently rolled into the center

Full Story

Nordstrom Rack Expanding to El Segundo

05/21/2018

Nordstrom Rack continues its expansion for shoppers loving a bargain.

Full Story

Sato Hughes, Surf Pioneer, Celebrates 90

05/21/2018

Katin threw 90th birthday party for Sato Hughes, one of the pioneers of boardshorts style.

Full Story

Vans Names Tennessee High School the Winner in its Custom Culture Competition

05/17/2018

Tennessee high school gets $75,000 prize from Vans.

Full Story

Zara, The Webster To Open at Beverly Center

05/17/2018

A giant Zara opened in Beverly Center today. The Webster is scheduled to open in 2020.

Full Story

This Propaganda Agency Doesn’t Lie

05/17/2018

It's called Propaganda Agency, but Jack Watkins promises that there's nothing iffy with the materials in his new men's line.

Full Story

St. John Knits Makes Top Executive Changes as CEO Retires

05/17/2018

After 15 years at the luxury label known for its women’s knit suits, Bruce Fetter has retired as St. John Knits’ chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer. He has been replaced by Eran Cohen, who joined the company May 1.

Full Story

U.S. Textile Industry Calls for Tariffs on Imported Textiles and Apparel End Products

05/17/2018

The U.S. textile industry has asked the Trump administration to place tariffs on certain textile and apparel products made by China that may infringe on U.S. companies’ intellectual-property rights.

Full Story

Ron Robinson at 40: New World Vision…Old School Values

05/17/2018

Ron Robinson said the late 1960s were an exhilarating time to be in the retail business in Los Angeles.

Full Story

Retail Sales Inch Up in April

05/17/2018

The National Retail Federation said that retail sales in April showed a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase in the U.S retail market, excluding auto sales, gasoline stations and restaurants.

Full Story

Sophia Denim Opens a Pop-up Store at Fred Segal

05/17/2018

After spending time designing handbags and women’s ready-to-wear, Sophia Tezel-Tzelepis last year decided to branch out to denim with a label called Sophia.

Full Story

Bridging the Cultural Divide Through Fashion

05/17/2018

For Alexander Andronescu, becoming immersed in Middle Eastern and south Asian cultures was not something that was passed down to generations in his family.

Full Story

Woodbury Puts ‘InnerVision’ on Runway

05/17/2018

Woodbury University presented its 54th annual fashion show, called “InnerVision,” which focused on the connection between emotion and fashion.

Full Story

Wet Seal Back With New Fashion Line

05/17/2018

Almost one year after juniors retailer Wet Seal was acquired by investment firm Gordon Brothers, the now online-only retailer announced a new collaboration called Niki + Gabi for Wet Seal.

Full Story

Tellason: A Rare Find in the Denim Industry

05/17/2018

Ever since the brand was launched in San Francisco nearly 10 years ago, Tellason has been one of those rare clothing companies that only uses American raw materials for its collection of menswear blue jeans.

Full Story

Shop & Dine

05/17/2018

Keeping pace with a busy trade-show schedule is exciting but exhausting. At the end of a day spent running between appointments, making new connections, visiting with longtime partners and negotiating deals, enjoying a delicious meal or strolling around a unique shop is the perfect way to recharge.

Full Story

The Crystal Ball Outlook for Trade Shows

05/17/2018

The trade-show world is always spinning at a fast pace as event organizers try to keep up with competition, technology and the latest demands for better shows. We caught up with the executives from several apparel and sourcing events to find out what is on the horizon over the next three years. Take a look at their plans for the future.

Full Story

Agenda Taps Stab to Design Trade Show’s Surf Area

05/17/2018

Surf is up for Agenda trade show and Stab magazine.

Full Story

High-tech and High-speed at Guatemala's Apparel Sourcing

05/17/2018

During the 27th-annual Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala City, attendees found the latest in new technology and textiles.

Full Story

Hudson Jeans Names New President

05/16/2018

New president comes from Thakoon LLC.

Full Story

SportsOneSource Transitions to SGB Media

07/21/2016

New site brings entire scope and depth of SGB Media content ? including SGB Updates, SGB Today, SGB Magazine and SGB Executive ? to one place on a modern and mobile-adaptive platform. ...

Full Story

Athletic Dealers of America Reach Rebates Milestone

07/18/2016

The Athletic Dealers of America shared at its recent Buying Show in Orlando, FL that the group has surpassed the $1 million mark in rebates distributed to its members for 2015... ...

Full Story

Under Armour Spends $70.3 Million on New Headquarters Site

07/17/2016

Under Armour has closed on a $70.3 million deal to purchase the land for its new headquarters along Baltimore's waterfront......

Full Story

Nike Appoints VP of Running

07/17/2016

Nike Inc. announced that Steve Lesnard will become VP, GM of global running, succeeding Patrick Seehafer who will become VP, Europe Merchandising... ...

Full Story

Tory Sport Expands to Honolulu

07/17/2016

Tory Burch’s activewear brand Tory Sport is scouting a retail location in Honolulu... ...

Full Story

STYR Converts Health & Fitness Data into Customized Supplements

07/17/2016

STYR Labs is bringing together activity tracking and nutrition supplement recommendation via kits that deliver personalized nutrition solutions......

Full Story

Whoop Expands Market From Elites to Consumers

07/17/2016

Whoop will begin marketing its wearable performance optimization system to consumers in time for the 2016 holiday season... ...

Full Story

Planet Fitness to Open Second Club in Columbus

07/17/2016

Planet Fitness, a health club franchise known for its “Judgement Free Zone,” plans to to open its second location in Columbus, GA......

Full Story

Callaway Golf Staff Pro Cards Championship Record

07/17/2016

Callaway Golf Company congratulated Staff Professional Henrik Stenson for becoming Champion Golfer Of The Year... ...

Full Story

Rack Room Launches Real People Project Campaign

07/17/2016

Rack Room Shoes for more than a decade has featured real customers ? instead of professional models ? in all of its seasonal advertisements, selected through the retailer’s annual Models Wanted contes...

Full Story

Fox Racing Announces Title Sponsorship Of US Open of Mountain Biking      

03/14/2018

Fox US Open of Mountain Biking is set for Aug. 1 – 5 at Killington Resort.

 

Full Story

What a Year for Adidas

03/14/2018

This article is available to our Executive Edition members.
Click here to login or Click here to sign up If you're having any trouble logging in or signing up, click here to email Sarah, our customer care specialist, or call her at 949-346-7277. var noshowbanner = 1;

A breakdown of 2017, including the blockbuster results in North America

Full Story

CSEF Announces Spring Break Art and Photo Show Fundraiser

03/14/2018

The event is to benefit college scholarships for skateboarders.

Full Story

VF Acquires Footwear Athletic Brand

03/14/2018

Altra Footwear has $50 million in annual revenue and is based in Utah

Full Story

Salt Life Launches Branded Craft Beer Line

03/13/2018

Expect product introduction in Florida for Fall 2018.

 

Full Story

Stores Save the Day for Tilly's

03/13/2018

This article is available to our Executive Edition members.
Click here to login or Click here to sign up If you're having any trouble logging in or signing up, click here to email Sarah, our customer care specialist, or call her at 949-346-7277. var noshowbanner = 1;

Details about Tilly's nightmare holiday computer glitch, top-performing categories in Q4, and how Q1 is shaking out so...

Full Story

World’s Largest Paddle Festival Attracts Global Sponsor

03/12/2018

The 8th annual Quiksilver Waterman Carolina Cup is expected to draw thousands of spectators and more than 1,000 event participants.

Full Story

Sharkbanz Brings Distribution to Australia and Asia Pacific Territories In-House

03/12/2018

Retailers and partners will now work directly with the Sharkbanz team and their direct representatives in the territory.

Full Story

Rising Tide Summit On Ocean Issues Set For March 28-29

03/12/2018

The summit focuses on solution-driven approach to range of issues facing ocean conservation.

 

Full Story

Alterra Mountain Company Unveils Long-Term Capital Improvement Plan

03/12/2018

$555 million budgeted at 12 mountain destinations over the next five years.

 

Full Story

Hiker Dies While Climbing Yosemite?s Iconic Half Dome - The hiker slipped while climbing the final 400-foot cable section of the 8.2-mile hike.

05/22/2018

An unidentified male hiker slipped from the cables on the famed Half Dome hike in Yosemite National Park Monday afternoon, and fell to his death, according to a news release from the park. The release stated that the hiker, along with another person, was climbing the final section of the hike at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The post Hiker Dies While Climbing Yosemite’s Iconic Half Dome app...

Full Story

Artist Trekked 200 Miles North of Arctic Circle to Create Sculpture ?Arctic Tree? - The 20-foot sculpture currently hangs inside of the recently opened men's Nordstrom's store in Manhattan.

05/22/2018

Artist John Grade trekked 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle to create his latest sculpture 'Arctic Tree' that now hangs in a New York City retail store.

The post Artist Trekked 200 Miles North of Arctic Circle to Create Sculpture ‘Arctic Tree’ appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

The Ultimate Guide to Road Warrior Formal - All the tools you need to roll from the trail to the banquet hall.

05/22/2018

Getting formal might not be our preferred activity, but it's wedding/graduation/family reunion season, guys, and it's time to class it up a bit. Thankfully, for those of us dreading the monkey suit, there are a bulk of options that will have us looking good without sacrificing the comfort and function of our favorite activewear. Move

The post The Ultimate Guide to Road Warrior Formal ...

Full Story

A Newly Introduced Bill Addresses Use of Bikes in Wilderness Areas - If signed into law, the act would grant access power to local land managers.

05/22/2018

The Senate Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act to the senate floor this past Thursday. The bill (S.2877) seeks to empower local land managers with regulation of non-motorized travel within Wilderness areas. S.2877 provides land managers a two-year determination period. If surpassed without decision, all routes

...

Full Story

Non-Toxic Camping Gear For Outdoor Adventurers - Protecting you, and the environments you love.

05/22/2018

It seems incongruous to be lugging around toxic gear and polluting the planet whilst spending nights in nature on a camp trip. Many of us don’t realize the polluting effects of our favorite camping gear, but there are plenty of alternatives out there to help protect you, and the environments you enjoy. We've rounded up

The post Non-Toxic Camping Gear For Outdoor Adventurers appeared f...

Full Story

Teen Responsible for Eagle Creek Wildfire Ordered to Pay $36 Million - The Eagle Creek wildfire burned nearly 50,000 acres for almost three months through Oregon and Washington during fall 2017.

05/21/2018

The teen responsible for the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon was ordered by a circuit court judge to pay restitution of $36 million.

The post Teen Responsible for Eagle Creek Wildfire Ordered to Pay $36 Million appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Study Finds Federal Protection Has Increased Populations of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles - The research showed substantial population recovery for 78 percent of marine life protected by the Endangered Species Act.

05/21/2018

A new study has found that the Endangered Species Act has helped increase the populations of 78 percent of endangered marine mammals and sea turtles.

The post Study Finds Federal Protection Has Increased Populations of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

A Beginner?s Guide to an Overnight Hike - Make your first overnight hiking trip as simple as possible with these handy tips.

05/21/2018

There’s something special about embarking off into the wilderness for a multi-day excursion. And with the weather starting to warm up, overnight hikes are much easier to pull off these days. If you’re looking to try your first one, the timing couldn’t be better. Make your first overnight hiking trip as simple as possible with

The post A Beginner’s Guide to an Overnight Hike appeared f...

Full Story

Cougar Attacked Mountain Bikers on Saturday, One Cyclist Dead - The second biker survived and is currently in "satisfactory condition" in the hospital.

05/21/2018

A cougar attacked two cyclists on Saturday on a trail in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Bend, Washington, near Seattle, killing one biker.

The post Cougar Attacked Mountain Bikers on Saturday, One Cyclist Dead appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

We Tried Mountain Standard?s New ?Just-Add-Water? Camp Food - Farm-style scrambles, and protein-packed pancakes and salsas are created with whole ingredients that are easy to take camping.

05/18/2018

I am being sincere when I say that Mountain Standard has perfected an old standby – the breakfast scramble. By perfecting, I mean they made it so easy and tasty (better than anything I’ve had at a restaurant lately) that it left me wondering why I hadn’t thought of the idea first. The simple-yet-sturdy paper

The post We Tried Mountain Standard’s New ‘Just-Add-Water’ Camp Food appeared...

Full Story

Breath-Hold Training for Beginners (As Well As Experts) - A firsthand report from Hawaii Eco Diver’s renowned APNEA and Surf Survival Training Course.

05/18/2018

Quite a few years ago, while I was learning the ropes to surfing bigger waves out at solid Sunset Beach, one of those set waves that the old-timers always talk about marched in from the west and caught everyone with their pants down. (As in: It had us scratching for the horizon, even though we

The post Breath-Hold Training for Beginners (As Well As Experts) appeared first on Adventure...

Full Story

The Not-So-Ancient Practice of Memorial Paddle-Outs - A tradition honoring the life of a surfer that has passed away. But where did this tradition come from?

05/18/2018

The traditional memorial paddle-out, a time-honored tradition celebrating the life of a surfer that has passed away. But where did this tradition come from? Nostalgists may claim that it’s a derivative of an ancient Hawaiian practice, but historians say that it’s much more modern. First, a quick dive into Polynesian history. It’s currently believed that

The post The Not-So-Ancient Pra...

Full Story

Talking 25 Years of Challenged Athletes Foundation With Founder Bob Babbitt - And their upcoming first-ever New York City surf clinic on June 2.

05/18/2018

An interview with Challenged Athletes Foundation cofounder Bob Babbitt after 25 years of helping challenged athletes continue to do sport.

The post Talking 25 Years of Challenged Athletes Foundation With Founder Bob Babbitt appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Chloe Kim on Becoming the First Woman to Land a Frontside 1260 in the Halfpipe - The Olympic Gold medalist weighs in on landing the never-been-done-before trick...and what's next.

05/18/2018

Not so long ago, a trick like this would have been filmed from multiple angles, the footage safely hidden away for months. Rumors would fly, but no one, save a select few, would really know if it had actually happened or not. Then the big release. Ender in a video part, maybe. A fold out

The post Chloe Kim on Becoming the First Woman to Land a Frontside 1260 in the Halfpipe appeared f...

Full Story

Here Are 6 of the Best Adventure Podcasts - ... For all types of outdoor enthusiasts.

05/17/2018

If you need a bit of a pick-me-up when it comes to adventuring, but don’t necessarily have the time to drive off into the sunset each weekend, simply pop your ear buds in. There is no shortage of outdoor/adventure podcasts available for free listening, but don’t waste your time sifting through episodes or series that

The post Here Are 6 of the Best Adventure Podcasts appeared first on...

Full Story

The Andy Irons Documentary Will Play at Over 500 Theaters for 1 Night Only on May 31 - If you missed the world premieres of "Kissed By God," here's your chance to see the much-anticipated film.

05/17/2018

The surf documentary "Andy Irons: Kissed By God" will screen at over 500 theaters for one night only on May 31, telling the tale of Andy Irons.

The post The Andy Irons Documentary Will Play at Over 500 Theaters for 1 Night Only on May 31 appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Sunshine Village to Celebrate Their 90th ?Slush Cup? Next Week - Located in Banff National Park, Sunshine is an endearing family-run ski resort ... with a wild annual tradition.

05/17/2018

Sunshine Village is one of Canada’s oldest and most beloved ski areas. Located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Sunshine is an endearing family-run ski resort that is part of the SkiBig3 and Mountain Collective. Although Sunshine is not super corporate, they feature world-class terrain and breathtaking scenery … and next week they are celebrating their

The post Sunshine Village to C...

Full Story

SIMA Surf Summit 21 Gathers 100 Industry Execs in Cabo - This year's speakers include Paralympic Gold Medalist Alana Nichols, Bobby Hundreds and RVCA Global GM Kevin Meehan.

05/17/2018

SIMA gathered nearly 100 industry executives and retailers in Cabo this week for the 21st annual Surf Summit. Companies in attendance this year range from Zumiez to Boardriders,Oakley, Reef, Rip Curl, Surfer, Vans, Vissla and Volcom. Some new faces this year include Ron Walden, Agenda’s new Group Vice President, and Erik Forsell, CMO of Alterra

The post SIMA Surf Summit 21 Gathers 100...

Full Story

Surfrider Foundation ?Hands Across The Sand? Event To Unite Against Offshore Drilling Once Again - Saturday, May 19 is time to get out and stand up for your beach.

05/17/2018

The Hands Across The Sand event in conjunction with the Surfrider Foundation hits coastal areas on Saturday, May 19 to unite against offshore oil drilling.

The post Surfrider Foundation ‘Hands Across The Sand’ Event To Unite Against Offshore Drilling Once Again appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Agenda Show Partners With Stab Magazine to Revamp Surf Section of Show - The surf lifestyle media company will bring a newly curated look to the show's surf section this summer.

05/17/2018

Los Angeles, CA May 15th 2018 — Agenda, the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show encompassing surf, skate, footwear, streetwear, and lifestyle categories, has teamed up with Stab, the industry's leading surf lifestyle media house - forming a unique partnership starting this Summer show edition. The new partnership will reframe Agenda's entire surf

The post Agenda Sho...

Full Story

These Are the Supplements You Need to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip - From safe-guarding your immune system, to on-the-fly fixes for the most common ailments.

05/16/2018

Traveling can involve a fair bit of compromise. Sure, there are many places that will be able to cater to your specific dietary needs, but there are just as many locales that won’t. You might find yourself eating a less-than-healthy meal because hunger wins out over the exhaustion of foraging for greens or that paleo-friendly

The post These Are the Supplements You Need to Stay Healthy...

Full Story

Around the Campfire: 8 Camping Questions with Pro Skier Chris Benchetler - From night skiing in Alsaka, to almost burning down an entire hillside ...

05/16/2018

With summer knocking on the door and the weather getting consistently warmer, it’s time to start thinking about your summertime camping trips. However, depending on who you ask, what those camping trips might actually look like will vary drastically. Whether they’re miles away from civilization, or at a beachside camp spot across the street from

The post Around the Campfire: 8 Camping...

Full Story

Australian Climber Smashes ?7 Summits? Speed Climbing Record - Less than four years after being nearly paralyzed, Steve Plain does Seven Summits in 117 days.

05/16/2018

Australian climber Steve Plain broke the 7 Summits speed climbing record on Monday when he summited Mount Everest in less than four months.

The post Australian Climber Smashes ‘7 Summits’ Speed Climbing Record appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Boat Drones Are Trawling Oceans to Collect Scientific Data; Video - From everything to following sharks and gathering data within hurricanes.

05/16/2018

Saildrone is a company by Richard Jenkins that has a fleet of 20 autonomous, self-sufficient boat drones trawling the ocean to collect data humans can't.

The post Boat Drones Are Trawling Oceans to Collect Scientific Data; Video appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Shaun White Surfs Kelly Slater?s Wave Pool and Gets Barreled; Video - "My goal was ... to get barreled, because I'd never really been barreled before."

05/16/2018

Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White got the invite to surf at Kelly Slater's wave pool and White gets barreled in this video footage.

The post Shaun White Surfs Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool and Gets Barreled; Video appeared first on Adventure Sports Network.

Full Story

Cynthia Cook Brides, David Yurman & Vogue Celebrate Weddings

04/10/2017

Cynthia Cook Smith hosted 15 brides-to-be at the David Yurman boutique in Beverly Hills to showcase the wedding jewelry collection. Guests tried on pieces from three vignettes of jewelry and got advice from Cynthia on how to style for their upcoming wedding day.  

The post Cynthia Cook Brides, David Yurman & Vogue Celebrate Weddings appeared first on Vogue.

Full Story

Beyoncé and More Stars Who Ruled the Pregnancy Bump Reveal

02/01/2017

Beyoncé is pregnant with twins—a revelation that shook the Internet, when the star casually dropped the news on Instagram this afternoon. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two,” she wrote, her growing bump on full display, artfully surrounded by a vivid floral arrangement and lemon-yellow veil. The singer is one in a long line of celebrities that have ruled socia...

Full Story

What Will Beyoncé Wear Now That She’s Pregnant?

02/01/2017

While Beyoncé’s baby announcement today left little to the imagination—the pop singer revealed the impending birth of twins by posting a selfie dressed in nothing more than a sierra frilled bra top, tie dye hipster shorts, and a teal veil (the religious iconography is all there!)—there are still some things that remain to be seen. In addition to the sex of her new little ones, there’s the qu...

Full Story

New York’s “One Book, One New York” Campaign Wants To Get The Entire City On The Same Page

02/01/2017

New York may already be lauded for its legendary literary scene, but if the Mayor’s office has its way, those literary lions are about to get a whole lot more democratic. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) today announced a new initiative, “One Book, One NY” which will be fêted at a party with BuzzFeed tonight and which aims to get all of New York City on the ...

Full Story

An Inside Peek at Ellen DeGeneres’s New Line for Pets

02/01/2017

“After I launched my line for humans I realized that I was leaving a whole species out,” said Ellen DeGeneres on the launch of her brand ED by Ellen’s extension into the pet market. Working with PetSmart, DeGeneres is shrinking her playful designs to accommodate four-legged friends with more than 250 pieces starting at $4 (for a flat dog toy) and topping out at $50 (for a dog carrier). The s...

Full Story

Meet the Skater-Slash-Model With Hood By Air in His Closet and Vetements on the Brain

02/01/2017

Whether he’s goofing off in a convenience store or doing kick flips in a L.A. parking lot, Olan Prenatt is always decked out. That’s not to say that he wears wild, over-the-top embellishments or head-to-toe designer looks, but he’s got that special sartorial something that has caught the attention of labels like Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hugo Boss. Prenatt is a model on the rise with more t...

Full Story

The Best Reactions to Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement

02/01/2017

In case you somehow missed it, Beyoncé is pregnant—with twins! The superstar made her announcement in, well, superstar fashion: kneeling in lingerie beneath an arbor of roses and under a pistachio-green tulle veil. Why? Why not? Knowles’s announcement—“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growin...

Full Story

Ukraine’s Influence on the Runway Is Bigger Than You Think

02/01/2017

Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days, one of Ukraine’s two Fashion Weeks, kicks off today. The program has featured Ukrainian designers who have reached significant levels of success outside of Kiev, including names like Julie Paskal, who now shows at Paris Fashion Week, as well as Anna October, who has sold at Browns in London. But Ukrainian fashion, in the more traditional sense, has long had a...

Full Story

Beyoncé Is Pregnant With Twins

02/01/2017

Today, Beyoncé announced on her Instagram account that she and her husband, Jay Z, are expecting twins. The superstar posted an image of herself kneeling in front of a floral archway, swathed in a pale green veil. The image was somewhat bridal, and depicted the singer holding her growing belly while looking directly at the camera. Beyoncé wrote, “We would like to share our love and happiness...

Full Story

Melania Trump Might Not Move to the White House After All

02/01/2017

It’s been a week and a half since Donald Trump assumed office. While the spotlight-loving president has been front and center since then, doing prime-time interviews and signing executive orders in front of photographers, there have been few sightings of his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, in the public sphere. After the inauguration, the conspicuously private Mrs. Trump quickly returned to ...

Full Story

Lady Gaga Is Back to Her Wild Fashion Ways, Just in Time for the Super Bowl

02/01/2017

In case you haven’t heard, logomania is back. Brand loyalists are no longer shy about adorning themselves with prints and labels. Never one to do a trend by halves, Lady Gaga stepped out in Prague yesterday wearing the kind of in-your-face monogram that takes the idea to its ultimate conclusion. Spotted in a plush jumpsuit covered in Fendi’s interlocking Fs, Gaga turned a trip to walk her do...

Full Story

The New York City Comedy Set Steps Out for a Screening of The Comedian

02/01/2017

Comedy is all about timing—but then again, so is a great party. And last night, some of the biggest names in the business found themselves at the Museum of Modern Art at the exact right time for the Cinema Society’s screening of The Comedian. Starring Robert De Niro and directed by Taylor Hackford, the film—which has been described as part comedy and part drama—tells the story of Jackie Burk...

Full Story

Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat’s Impending IPO

02/01/2017

Name a bigger act of hubris than turning down $3 billion when you’re a 23-year-old college dropout. Imagine a more withering comment than saying such an offer “isn’t very interesting.” Then you’ll begin to understand why all eyes are on Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel this week, as his company’s expected to file an initial public offering for multinational company, Snap Inc., that’s been bre...

Full Story

Zac Posen Is Taking His 15th Anniversary Collection Off the Runway

02/01/2017

Those paying close attention to their fashion show invites noticed something unusual about Zac Posen’s when it arrived yesterday. The location of the designer’s February 14 show is none other than 13-17 Laight Street, the Tribeca studio he occupied for 13 years before moving his business to midtown. To celebrate his 15th anniversary, Posen is swapping the runway this season for a more intima...

Full Story

5 Models Who Are Making Honey Brown Hair the New Scandinavian Signature

02/01/2017

There was a time when the mere mention of Scandinavia conjured images of towheaded stunners and naturally platinum beauties—but a recent survey of modeling’s most recognizable faces tells a different story. These days, the same Danish catwalkers who dominate the industry also lead the pack for a new national signature in the form of their perfect golden brown hair color. Case in point: There...

Full Story

Jennifer Lopez Proves Why a Scene-Stealing Ponytail Is All in the Details on Instagram

02/01/2017

  Well, hello to anyone who has risked the death-defying move of keeping a tight elastic on their wrist at all times. J.Lo has news for us: The reliably practical ponytail deserves much better. Consider Lopez’s next-level take in the style on Instagram last night: hair swept clean back, baby hairs groomed to face-framing perfection, a wraparound strand finishing the look, along with braided ...

Full Story

Good News for True-Crime Fans: A New Serial-Produced Series Is on Its Way

02/01/2017

Who can forget the great Serial obsession that took over late 2014? Week after week, thousands of people tuned in to find out whether or not Adnan Syed—a young man accused (and eventually convicted) of murdering his high school ex-girlfriend in Baltimore—was actually guilty of his crime. Serial’s enormous success helped relaunch the popularity of podcasts, as well as a number of copycats (as...

Full Story

Bella Hadid, Camille Rowe, and Keke Palmer at the Dior Poison Club Fragrance Launch Party

02/01/2017

With a week to go before the start of New York Fashion Week, the pretty young things are getting a head start on staying up late. Dior Beauty brought its Poison Club, a one-night-only soiree celebrating its latest fragrance, to New York hot spot and cool-kid staple Up & Down. Hosted by Camille Rowe, the evening’s invite might have called for everyone to come at 9:30, but the party was only g...

Full Story

This Rising Hollywood Star Just Chopped Off Her Hair, With Game-Changing Results

02/01/2017

  If Haley Bennett has flown under your radar—read: anyone who missed her luminous performance in The Magnificent Seven—she certainly hasn’t escaped the fashion world’s attention. After channeling vintage Hollywood allure with her bedroom eyes and pillowy lips while sitting front row at shows like Ralph Lauren and Dior, the actress made a beauty power move that’s sure to catapult her into a ...

Full Story

Meet Beyoncé’s New Ivy Park Girl Squad

02/01/2017

When Beyoncé calls, you answer. And the superstar has made a habit of enlisting like-minded women for her many projects. In the case of Lemonade, that meant cameos from famous actresses or G.O.A.T. athletes (Serena Williams, we’re looking at you!), and for Ivy Park, her fashion-forward athleisure range, the same tenets apply. Launching the label’s second campaign with a series of fresh image...

Full Story

Lucas Hedges on His Oscar Nod and More at the Opening Night of Yen

02/01/2017

Lucas Hedges is grateful for his Academy Award nomination and for his role in MCC Theater’s off-Broadway production of Yen. The 20-year-old Brooklyn-born actor, who received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his heartbreaking performance in Manchester by the Sea, says that all the hoopla surrounding the Oscars was starting to affect him—and not in a good way. “I was beginning to go a little in...

Full Story

Governor Cuomo Takes a Stand for Women’s Rights

02/01/2017

A couple weeks ago, as the nation fretted about the imperiled future of the Affordable Care Act, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made news by announcing a series of actions that would preserve parts of it by requiring New York state health insurers to cover the cost of contraception and medically necessary abortions. And yesterday Cuomo made another move to protect women’s health: He proposed...

Full Story

Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Designed Their Daughter’s Adorable Ballet-Night Outfit

02/01/2017

Like mother, like daughter, as the saying goes. It’s certainly true of Kim Kardashian West and her daughter, North, when it comes to fashion. The pair was seen at a performance of Swan Lake in New York City last night looking nothing short of chic. They sported oversize shearlings, both from Kanye West’s Yeezy line, with North upping the lo-fi outfit with a sequined skater silhouette dress. ...

Full Story

Dakota Johnson’s Gucci Statement Coat Looks Even Better From the Back

02/01/2017

Little Edie, is that you? Spotted last night outside the Bowery Hotel in lower Manhattan, Dakota Johnson donned a calf-grazing fur coat that recalled the old-world elegance of the Bouvier Beales before Grey Gardens. Johnson is in town to promote her latest film, Fifty Shades Darker, and has been ramping up her wardrobe with a few unexpected and stylish surprises. Her latest look is a perfect...

Full Story

A Brief History of Raf Simons’s Storied Career in Fashion

02/01/2017

Raf Simons has become one of fashion’s most central and celebrated figures since entering the industry in 1995, thanks to his work at his eponymous menswear label and stints as creative director at Jil Sander and Dior. In 2016, it was announced that the Belgian will be the next creative director of Calvin Klein, overseeing women’s and men’s ready-to-wear. To those familiar with Simons’s yout...

Full Story

For the Love of the Protest: A Fighting Spirit Seeks a New Frequency

02/01/2017

It isn’t just the profound afterglow of the Women’s March on Washington, though that has certainly rekindled my ardor. My love affair with demonstrations started long before that incredible Saturday in Washington. It began when I was so young I had to beg my parents to let me go to peace rallies, and I look back on their tolerance now with awe and gratefulness. Virtually none of my friends’ ...

Full Story

DJ Steve Aoki Brings His Made-in-Japan Dim Mak Collection to New York Fashion Week: Men’s

01/31/2017

Steve Aoki—the globe-trotting DJ and music producer—has “something new in the wheelhouse.” Enter: Dim Mak Collection, a streetwear line splinter of his Dim Mak record label and events production company, which he founded in 1996. If today’s presentation was an indicator of what Aoki is capable of, in terms of branding and buzz, then he may soon be just as recognized for his skill with a sket...

Full Story

Moving in Together? The Freak-Out-Free Guide to Decorating Your Space

01/31/2017

The lease is signed, you’ve handed in the keys to your old pad, and your boxes are packed. But before you can settle into cohabiting bliss, you may still have a few hurdles to overcome. “Decorating is such a stress point for couples,” says New Orleans–based interior designer Sara Ruffin Costello. “When you’re decorating rooms, it’s like working on any job together; you’ve got to come togethe...

Full Story

The 23 Best Over-the-Knee Boots for Under $500

01/31/2017

We’ve got Gigi Hadid to thank for kicking the over-the-knee-boot craze into overdrive. It was about a year ago when the model was first spotted in a pair of Stuart Weitzmans pulled up over skinny jeans, and since then she’s sported her now-signature shoe with everything from ribbed sweater dresses to denim cutoffs. Clearly, the all-occasion style is an accessory worth investing in. But for m...

Full Story

Comfort Food for Trying Times: Julia Turshen’s Soul-Warming Chicken Soup

01/31/2017

Beloved chef Julia Turshen has helped write some pretty legendary cookbooks in her time (Buvette, The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook, The Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, to name a few), but her best book yet may be her own. Since its release last September, Small Victories was named one of the best cookbooks of Fall 2016 by The New York Times, and for good reason...

Full Story

How This Young Muslim Poet Uses Social Media and Clothes to Challenge Stereotypes

01/31/2017

During these perilous times, when executive orders threaten human and civil rights, it seems almost improbable to call a selfie an active political intervention. Isn’t a snapshot from any number of the massive nationwide protests a more moving and selfless visual of resistance? But for Riya Hamid, a Brooklyn-based poet who hails from Chittagong, Bangladesh, social media visibility is, in fac...

Full Story

At 63, Isabelle Huppert Has Become the Awards Season Style Star to Watch

01/31/2017

  Maria Grazia Chiuri’s vision for Christian Dior is heavy on girl power, but that doesn’t mean her designs are just for the under-30 crowd. At last night’s Lumières Awards in Paris, Isabelle Huppert stepped out in a gown straight from the Dior runway that was updated via a simple styling trick. Wearing a sheer top beneath her slip dress, the French actress made the summery ensemble seasonal...

Full Story

Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Make a Strong Case for Borrowing Clothes From Bae

01/31/2017

Weekend shopping trips in Soho. Perusing the antique furniture stalls of Paris flea markets. Although there was no mention of sharing avocado toast at brunch, the reports swirling around Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky’s recent escapades are adding up to sound like a budding romance. Yes, that’s right: The supermodel-cum-clotheshorse and hip-hop’s most fashion-obsessed star have been photograp...

Full Story

Hailey Baldwin Reveals a Fresh, New Shoulder-Length Cut on Instagram

01/31/2017

  It seems 2017 is the year of the sheared, layered chop—at least in the world of Hailey Baldwin. The model took to Instagram to share what looks to be a new cut and freshly snipped bangs, the straight style doubling as a study in geometry. Rather than opting for a blunt length or full-fringe look, Baldwin’s blanched, shoulder-skimming lengths center on angles and lines, with shorter strands...

Full Story

Why Neon Is Having a Moment in Home Decor (And Everywhere Else)

01/31/2017

  Neon is clearly having a moment. You can thank, in part, La La Land, a film that washes Los Angeles in a cool Technicolor glow. Beyond its seductive qualities, the artistry and skill required to create neon works—the bending of tubes by hand into sinuous letters and forms—are also experiencing a resurgent appreciation. “I became enamored and obsessed with the way these signs are designed a...

Full Story

How to Live Longer in 5 Easy Steps

01/31/2017

What’s the secret to a longer life? For that, there’s a promising new body of scientific research that youth-seekers will find compelling. Here, five easy habits that might extend your lifespan—worth exploring.   Go Vegan(-ish) Last summer, a group of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers revealed the hidden virtues of plant protein. After tracking more than 1...

Full Story

Is Bella Hadid Borrowing From Gigi’s Closet?

01/31/2017

Shared, borrowed, or stolen—swapping clothes between sisters is all part of the territory. Kendall and Kylie Jenner admit to regularly supplementing their own closets with items sourced from the other, and now another pair of siblings is continuing the trend. Models Gigi and Bella Hadid were spotted en route to Sunday brunch over the weekend, with Bella in what appeared to be a pair of butto...

Full Story

5 Makeup Trends to Try Before You Turn 30

01/31/2017

  For some, turning 30 is a monumental event—one that’s marked by a certain no-tricks confidence that extends all the way to a newly pared down makeup bag. But before you’ve established a signature look, there is the gloriously experimental decade that’s known as your 20s: Now is the time to dip into pots of glitter pigment, embrace the cult cool of chic nail art, and scoop up that acid pink...

Full Story

Watch Rihanna Make Her TV Debut in a Hitchcock-Worthy Cameo

01/31/2017

Rihanna’s transition to Hollywood continues. On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly released two exclusive images of the pop singer in her first-ever TV role in A&E’s horror series, Bates Motel. (The show, which explores the early life of Alfred Hitchcock’s crazed murderer, Norman Bates, was apparently a favorite of RiRi’s.) Last summer, Rihanna was cast as the doomed Marion Crane—aka the woman wh...

Full Story

Yeezy Season 5 Is Coming to New York Fashion Week

01/31/2017

After a much buzzed-about (in ways both good and bad) Season 4 show on Roosevelt Island, Kanye West’s Yeezy collection is returning to New York Fashion Week this February for its Season 5 iteration. According to a press blast, Yeezy will show on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00 p.m., a slot between Anna Sui and Thom Browne, currently also occupied by Marchesa. Unlike past seasons, where West ...

Full Story

Could Gigi Hadid’s Silver Boots Be a Supermodel Hit at New York Fashion Week?

01/31/2017

Gigi Hadid’s shoe game is truly in a league of its own. After the supermodel wore Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots this time last year, stylish women followed in her footsteps the world over. In October, Hadid turned the trend up a notch when she unveiled her collection of hiking boot–style heels for the brand, telling Vogue.com she envisioned herself running around New York for inspirati...

Full Story

Who Says Painting Can’t Be Political?

01/31/2017

“To pay attention to someone can be a political act,” Aliza Nisenbaum says quietly. For the last four years, the artist has been painting portraits of undocumented immigrants (mostly from Mexico and Central America) in New York City, giving recognition and dignity to individuals who are often obliged to live in the shadows. Her work, in which sensitively rendered figures appear in brightly p...

Full Story

8 Tips for Hosting the Chicest Super Bowl Party Ever

01/31/2017

When it comes to entertaining successfully in the home, a number of important factors have to come together just right: the guest list, the playlist, the lighting, the decor, and, of course, the food. But a Super Bowl party belongs in a category all its own. Not only should it be a high-energy affair, but its many components must also appeal to both die-hard sports fans and football dilettan...

Full Story

Princes William and Harry Have a Plan to Honor the 20th Anniversary of Princess Diana’s Death

01/31/2017

At a time when you can’t bear to read the news, when every day—every hour—brings some fresh, terrifying development in American politics, it can be really nice to take a mental hop over the Atlantic and see what those royals are up to. (At this minute, the Windsors-as-diversion may even be validating their own existence to those who complain about how the monarchy is outdated. May God save t...

Full Story

Oprah Winfrey Has an Amazing New Job

01/31/2017

In the barrage of bad news, a beacon of light: Oprah Winfrey, the journalist, is returning to network television as a special contributor to CBS’s 60 Minutes, the network announced today. The gig likely means Oprah will report on several stories on the new season of the esteemed news magazine, beginning this fall. She joins the likes of Anderson Cooper and Charlie Rose, but as 60 Minutes’s e...

Full Story

A Fresh Look at the History of Shakespeare Gardens

01/31/2017

Over the centuries, Shakespeare gardens have endured as a beloved tradition among green-thumbed fans of The Bard. Traditionally, a Shakespeare garden aims to include every plant mentioned in the poet’s plays. A simple-enough idea, but dip into any one of his works, and you’ll soon find a myriad of lines that make this a rather tricky concept. While the practice of planting a Shakespeare Gard...

Full Story

Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Bow Ties, Skinny Jeans, and Lab Coats on the Day of His Big Runway Debut

01/31/2017

The distance between Earth and Mars is averaged at about 225 million kilometers. The theoretical distance between the fashion world and the world of Bill Nye the Science Guy was just as vast until today. Menswear designer Nick Graham cast the beloved ’90s TV geek to narrate his Mars-themed galactic runway show for Fall 2017 (oh, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been chosen as the closing model)...

Full Story

What Does Trump’s Messy Desk Say About Him?

01/31/2017

Mark Twain, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have all been known for their messy desks. Now we can add President Donald Trump to that list. At the end of last week, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity during an interview: “Look at my desk. Papers. You don’t see presidents with that on their desk.” The jury’s out on what having a messy desk actually means about your work style—and personality. Acc...

Full Story

Rita Ora’s Makeunder Is a Beauty Game-Changer

01/31/2017

Not too long ago, Rita Ora was synonymous with double doses of bleach and siren-red lipstick, a Technicolor pop princess with a more-is-more beauty philosophy to match. In the past year, though, the singer has gradually moved toward a deeper shade of golden blonde and traded in her inky arches for a feathery set of brushed brows. Her transformation didn’t end there: Yesterday, the singer was...

Full Story

Brandon Maxwell and Riley Montana Talk Representation, Authenticity, and Filming in Detroit

01/31/2017

For Brandon Maxwell, there are two kinds of fashion campaigns. “You can have a girl jump around and have everything beautiful, or you can choose to tell a human story that highlights someone you love,” says the designer. For his Spring 2017 campaign, Maxwell took the latter approach, enlisting close friend Riley Montana and filmmaker Jessy Price to create an immersive mini film detailing Mon...

Full Story

West Coast Favorite Jenni Kayne Opens First Store in New York

11/03/2017

The expansion coincides with the launch of home goods this autumn, as well as an overall business shift towards direct-to-consumer sales.

Full Story

Top 10 Campaigns of the Season

11/03/2017

From Alberta Ferretti’s Tim Walker-lensed campaign to Miu Miu’s homage to jazz-culture, BoF rounds up the best ads of the Autumn/Winter 2017 season.

Full Story

H&M’s Answer to Streetwear Gathers Pace

11/03/2017

With Weekday, the Swedish fast-fashion group has successfully packaged the politically attuned, streetwear-loving aesthetic of Generation Z.

Full Story

A Five-Point Plan for Burberry

11/03/2017

Burberry chief executive Marco Gobbetti is expected to address the company’s strategic direction at interim results on November 9. In a memo from BoF, we outline what we think he should do.

Full Story

Supermarket Chain Kroger Launches Fashion Line

11/03/2017

In a bid to compete with Amazon and Wal-Mart, the largest US supermarket chain is launching an apparel line.

Full Story

Unpaid Turkish Garment Workers Tag Zara Items to Seek Help

11/03/2017

The tag calls on the shopper to pressure Zara into paying garment workers and support their campaign.

Full Story

The Art of Renaming a Business

11/02/2017

Corporate name changes are not uncommon and can signal a new era for a company, but what’s the recipe for success?

Full Story

From Gucci to Calvin Klein, Where Top Fashion Brands Recruit

11/02/2017

Feeder programmes at key schools may be the secret to landing an entry-level position at a top fashion house.

Full Story

The BoF Podcast Episode 8: How to Reach the Elusive Chinese Millennial?

11/02/2017

Vogue China's editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung discusses how to resonate with Chinese Millennials, a generation not easily influenced by "preaching."

Full Story

The Trouble With Under Armour

11/02/2017

Amid declining sales and structural changes, the sportswear company continues to face desirability issues and increasing competition.

Full Story

Luxury Cosmetics and Chinese Demand Drive Sales Bounce at L'Oréal

11/02/2017

The cosmetics giant, which has been under scrutiny over its ownership structure after the death of Liliane Bettencourt, posted better-than-expected third-quarter sales.

Full Story

Dolce & Gabbana Are Now in the Pasta Business

11/02/2017

The duo have partnered with Italian pasta maker Pastificio di Martino to produce a limited edition tin of pastas along with a D&G-designed apron.

Full Story

Power Moves | Dazed Media’s New Editorial Director, TCS Names President

11/02/2017

This week, Dazed Media names Bunny Kinney its new editorial director, while The Communications Store has appointed Emma Paton president of its US office.

Full Story

Condé Nast to Fold Teen Vogue Print Amid Restructuring

11/02/2017

Other titles, including GQ, W and Glamour, will reduce frequency as the stalwart publisher works to reimagine itself as a leading digital player.

Full Story

Ralph Lauren's Retreat From Discounting Helps Bolster Profit

11/02/2017

The brand's pursuit of higher-quality sales channels and fewer discounts helped second-quarter revenue reach $1.66 billion, just above the $1.64 billion predicted by analysts.

Full Story

Alibaba Raises Forecast After Quarterly Results Top Estimates

11/02/2017

China’s biggest e-commerce company, whose sales were up 61 percent last quarter, is now predicting a 49 to 53 percent rise in revenue in the current fiscal year.

Full Story

Hugo Boss Raises Forecast After Solid Third Quarter

11/01/2017

The company now expects its 2017 group sales to grow by a low single-digit percentage rate on a currency-adjusted basis, having previously guided for flat sales.

Full Story

BoF Announces McKinsey & Company as Exclusive Knowledge Partner for VOICES

11/01/2017

Following last year's successful collaboration, The Business of Fashion is delighted to announce that McKinsey & Company will be the Exclusive Knowledge Partner for this year’s VOICES gathering.

Full Story

Launchmetrics Acquires Style Coalition

11/01/2017

The acquisition is part of a strategy for Launchmetrics to become a one-stop shop for brands and influencers to track the digital reach of campaigns.

Full Story

René Caovilla Wants to Be the Moncler of Luxury Footwear

11/01/2017

The nearly 100-year-old maker of some of the most expensive shoes in the world has grown exponentially in the past decade. Can the family-run business become a global brand?

Full Story

World's Top Beauty Stock Looks to Tap China’s $4.3 Billion Beauty Market

11/01/2017

The shares of Beauty Community are the top-performers globally among cosmetics providers, surging 1,100 percent in the last five years — now the company looks to China for further growth.

Full Story

Hudson's Bay Gets 'Unsolicited' Offer for Galeria Kaufhof

11/01/2017

HBC reported Karstadt owner Signa has put in an "an incomplete, non-binding and unsolicited offer" to buy its main European asset, German department-store chain Galeria Kaufhof.

Full Story

Michael Kors Hopes to Win Customers with Experiences

11/01/2017

Michael Kors’ turnaround plan hinges on making its customers feel like they’re being personally dressed by its namesake designer — even if they aren’t.

Full Story

Social Goods | Agency Denies Model Died From Overworking, Why Aren't There More Black Designers?

11/01/2017

This week, a Chinese modelling agency denies Vlada Dzyuba died from exhaustion after Shanghai Fashion Week, and why the fashion industry needs to address diversity beyond the runway.

Full Story

Estée Lauder Gains After Chinese Expansion Helps Lift Forecast

11/01/2017

The cosmetics giant boosted forecasts for the year following better-than-expected growth in the first quarter thanks to rapid expansion in China and the acquisition of millennial-friendly brands.

Full Story

How purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains

05/22/2018

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be integrated into the DNA of a company. But are businesses really there yet? And are workers' lives are actually improving as a result of social and environmental auditing?

Full Story

What Marks & Spencer's FY numbers mean for clothing

05/23/2018

Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing business, with the UK retail group posting a 1.9% fall in like-for-like clothing and home sales. While CEO Steve Rowe is optimistic the group's wider five-year transformation plan is off to a good start, is this enough to revive the retailer's fortunes?

Full Story

M&S FY profit slumps 74.8% on store closure costs

05/23/2018

M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of declining sales of clothing, food and homeware and what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan.

Full Story

Clarks optimistic on future despite moving to a loss

05/23/2018

UK footwear manufacturer Clarks has sounded an upbeat note despite moving to a loss in its last financial year, hurt by historic losses in the US.

Full Story

Patented treatment makes cotton dyeing more sustainable

05/23/2018

A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Full Story

Bagir shares slip as Shandong Ruyi talks drag on

05/18/2018

Shares in Bagir Group dropped 10% today (23 May) after the tailored clothing maker said talks with a leading Chinese textile group to buy a majority stake in the business are still ongoing.

Full Story

Brands back new bio-based fibres collaboration

05/23/2018

A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.

Full Story

Metsa Group softwood pulp fibre plant progressing

05/23/2018

Finnish forest industry products company the Metsä Group is to begin producing sustainable softwood pulp-based textile fibres through the establishment of a new innovation arm.

Full Story

How to speed up the product creation process

05/23/2018

As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.

Full Story

Isko first Turkey manufacturer to become ZDHC affiliate

05/23/2018

Denim manufacturing giant Isko has become the first Turkish manufacturer to become a signatory member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

Full Story

US Q1 in brief - Target, TJX Companies, Urban Outfitters

04/11/2018

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Macy's upped its guidance on the back of higher than expected earnings and sales, while Differential Brands widened its net losses. TJX Companies booked growth in both earnings and sales, while Kohl's booked a strong start to fiscal 2018.

Full Story

A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for footwear

05/23/2018

Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.

Full Story

Long-term links have little impact on buying practices

05/22/2018

The length of a relationship between buyers and suppliers has little impact on the nature of buying practices, new research has found, with many suppliers finding little incentive to be compliant to buyer codes of conduct.

Full Story

Jordan garment sector makes progress on compliance

05/22/2018

Working conditions in Jordan's garment sector are continuing to make "important progress," according to a new report, but a lot remains to be done if the industry is to move beyond compliance.

Full Story

JC Penney CEO Ellison steps down in move to Lowe's

05/22/2018

Beleaguered US department store chain JC Penney has announced the resignation of chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison.

Full Story

M&S "perilously close" to losing top clothing retailer spot

05/22/2018

Marks and Spencer is "perilously close" to losing its status as the UK's number one clothing retailer to Primark as the company announces plans to shutter more than 100 stores before 2022 as it reshapes its UK store estate in line with its target to take at least a third of sales online.

Full Story

Viscose giant Sateri axes two controversial suppliers

05/22/2018

Chinese viscose producer Sateri has terminated business with two suppliers for sourcing wood pulp from potentially endangered or ancient forests.

Full Story

Avery Dennison partners on fully-digital supply chain

05/22/2018

Apparel labelling and RFID specialist Avery Dennison has partnered with US robotics firm SoftWear Automation to help apparel manufacturers create a fully-digital supply chain.

Full Story

New lead limits for children's clothing in Canada

05/22/2018

The Canadian Government is imposing new limits on the lead content of products including children's clothing and accessories from November this year.

Full Story

Who has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' - Update

01/29/2018

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement set to come into effect when the current programme expires this month. German sportswear maker Puma, UK supermarket group Sainsbury's and Turkish denim manufacturer Mavi are among the latest to sign, taking the total to 162. Here we list the signatori...

Full Story

The Royal Wedding Has Launched These 10 New Wedding Trends

05/23/2018

Are you over the royal wedding? We certainly are NOT! We’ve analyzed all angles of Harry & Meghan’s romantic and regal wedding day and there is SO much to love. From the newly crowned Duchess of Sussex’s instantly iconic Givenchy wedding gown to the mini-bridal squad to the incredible florals, this wedding has launched some […]

The post The Royal Wedding Has Launched These 10 New Wedd...

Full Story

RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Gives Me Life Advice

05/23/2018

Among the sickening ranks of RuPaul’s Drag Race winners, season six champion Bianca Del Rio is one of franchise’s most beloved fan favourites to date. During her season, she served classic high glamour on the runway, sure, but her true talent lay in her razor-sharp “reads” of her fellow competitors (drag scene slang for insulting […]

The post RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio G...

Full Story

Marc Jacobs?s Daisy Love Is Malibu Beach And Sun-Warmed Skin In A Bottle

05/23/2018

Daisy Love, the latest sequel to Marc Jacobs’s Daisy, is Beach Blanket Bingo in a bottle. “Actually, the inspiration was California—Malibu’s beaches,” says master perfumer Alberto Morillas about his third incarnation of the original. “It’s very American.” While the first Daisy is pastoral, verdant and meadowy—conjuring The Virgin Suicides girls in gauzy dresses lying around […]

The po...

Full Story

Vancouver Just got a Massive Celebrity to do Their Transit Announcements

05/23/2018

Commuting in Vancouver just got a little more peaceful thanks to a new celebrity who will be making transit announcements this summer. In order to promote their new onboard credit card and ApplePay payment methods, Morgan Freeman’s calming voice will be projected over the speakers on select SkyTrain and bus routes in the next couple […]

The post Vancouver Just got a Massive Celebrity ...

Full Story

All the News You Missed While Obsessing Over the Royal Wedding

05/23/2018

If you’re anything like me, you woke up from your royal wedding coma Monday morning to realize how much stuff has gone down. For example, did you know that the Billboard Music Awards were this weekend?!? Here’s a quick update to get us all up to speed in what happened in the world of celebrity […]

The post All the News You Missed While Obsessing Over the Royal Wedding appeared first o...

Full Story

Emmy Rossum Shared Why (And How!) Her Hair?s Been Looking So Great Lately

05/23/2018

In case you haven’t noticed, Emmy Rossum’s hair has been looking incredible lately. As of (according to Instagram) March 23rd, the actress has been wearing her usually blown out hair curly, which is her natural texture. And the results are stunning. day off still on a mission for best curl products I am the guinea […]

The post Emmy Rossum Shared Why (And How!) Her Hair’s Been Looking ...

Full Story

This 80s Accessory is Now Called a ?Hair Cloud?

05/23/2018

I admit it, I rolled my eyes at the designer tube sock phenomenon (yet priced these babies out recently) that Vetements set off, but for some reason when Balenciaga embraced the much-maligned scrunchie for Resort 2018, I gasped. As a closeted scrunchie lover for so long now, this seemed the kind of ugly-trend I could […]

The post This 80s Accessory is Now Called a ‘Hair Cloud’ appeare...

Full Story

You Can Buy the Bracelet Meghan Markle Gifted Kate Middleton at the Royal Wedding

05/22/2018

Although she didn’t have a maid of honour or adult bridesmaids in her wedding party, Meghan Markle still made sure to gift some of her sparkle. The newly titled Duchess of Sussex commissioned California based jewelry brand, Zofia Day, to create bespoke gold bracelets for her six BFF’s including Jessica Mulroney, Benita Litt, and sister-in-law Kate […]

The post You Can Buy the Bracelet...

Full Story

The Best-Dressed Celebrities on the 2018 Billboard Awards Red Carpet

05/22/2018

One day after the entire world obsessed over the royal wedding, stars lit up the red carpet at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and the heat in Sin City wasn’t the only thing sizzling. Celebs oozed sex appeal in plunging necklines, thigh-high slits, and strategic cut-outs that were one wrong move away from being a […]

The post The Best-Dressed Celebrities on the 2018 Billboard Awards R...

Full Story

The Canadian Fashion Disruptors You Need to Know Now

05/22/2018

The annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) ceremony last month commemorated a very special milestone—its fifth anniversary. To celebrate, the organization hosted a one-of-a-kind photography exhibition highlighting the most unique, disruptive forces in the Canadian creative industry. Titled XPOSED, the series was conceived and executed by all-Canadian talent—from the subjects of the e...

Full Story

Meghan Markle Wears Sheer Ivory Dress for Her First Post-Wedding Engagement

05/22/2018

From easygoing ripped skinnies with a white blouse at the 2017 Invictus Games to her unexpected Givenchy wedding gown that was the epitome of understated elegance, the newly-anointed Duchess of Sussex sure knows her way around a pleasant outfit. Today for her first post-wedding engagement, she attended a garden party celebration for Prince Charles’ birthday in a […]

The post Meghan Ma...

Full Story

The Obamas Are Coming to Netflix

05/22/2018

The world’s been jonesing for the Obamas from the moment they left the White House that dark day in January 2017. And now, we have them back! Well, kind of. Netflix has announced that they’ve signed a multi-year deal with the former US president and first lady, which means we can get our Barack and […]

The post The Obamas Are Coming to Netflix appeared first on FASHION Magazine.

Full Story

This New Instagram Feature is a Real Friendship-Saver

05/22/2018

Instagram is introducing a new feature that will allow users to mute certain users without actually unfollowing — or even notifying — them. Users have been calling for Instagram to introduce this feature, which already exists on Twitter and Snapchat, for a while, as it’s a lifesaver when it comes to maintaining civil relationships with […]

The post This New Instagram Feature is a Real...

Full Story

You?ve Never Seen Monochromatic Makeup This Bold Before

05/22/2018

Monochromatic makeup (wearing the same shade on your eyes, cheeks and/or lips) usually makes an appearance in the form of super neutral, easy-to-wear shades that we’re accustomed to using on different parts of our faces—think soft corals, browns and pinks. But this summer, we encourage you to think outside the box and experiment with bolder […]

The post You’ve Never Seen Monochromatic...

Full Story

What Does the Mall Goth Nostalgia Trend Really Mean?

05/22/2018

In 2003, I was a moody, angsty teen with a special fondness for black nail polish, caked-on eyeliner and angry guitar music with lyrics characterized by a series of anguished, indistinguishable yelps. I wasn’t the only awkward loner out there, but I took special pride in labelling myself a nonconformist and asserted that distinction through […]

The post What Does the Mall Goth Nostalg...

Full Story

Everything That Went Down at Meghan and Harry?s Royal Wedding Reception

05/22/2018

Hours after the world tuned into the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex), we were given yet another glance of the couple as they headed off to their reception. In preparation for their party, Meghan changed from her elegent Givenchy gown into a custom Stella McCartney halter dress, while […]

The post Everything That Went Down at Meghan ...

Full Story

EXCLUSIVE: A First Look at GLOW Season 2

05/22/2018

As the summer approaches, it’s likely you’re starting to jones for some world class wrestling entertainment. But, Summerslam isn’t until August—as if we needed to tell you. Luckily, before the sweaty, problematic glory of WWE’s summer pay-per-view, Netflix will be releasing their much more woke wrestling show, GLOW. Courtesy of Netflix, here’s a first look […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: A Fi...

Full Story

Everything That Upset the Internet This Week

05/21/2018

What was the web-o-sphere getting angry about this week? A Kim Kardashian Instagram (again), a four second audio clip and bra sizes. Here’s everything you need to know. Kim Kardashian promotes appetite suppressing lollipops THE STORY: Under a super glam—seemingly nude—photograph of herself sucking on a red lollipop, Kim Kardashian wrote to Instagram: “#ad, You guys, […]

The post Every...

Full Story

I?m Sorry, WHAT Did Prince Harry Whisper to Meghan Markle at the Altar?

05/19/2018

Remember that look Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle as she walked down the aisle of St. George Chapel? You know, that cliche, emotional moment when a groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time? Ya, we weren’t crying either. And just as Markle approached her Prince at the alter, he turned to her and […]

The post I’m Sorry, WHAT Did Prince Harry Whisper to Meghan Markle at the Alt...

Full Story

The Royal Wedding Served Up Some Quality Memes

05/19/2018

You can’t broadcast a wedding to 2 billion people, and not expect the world to meme-ify its greatest moments. With a room full of cameras and recognizable face—both old (Prince Phillip) and young (everyone else by comparison)—there were plenty of opportunities to screen grab a celeb caught off guard. May these royal wedding memes live […]

The post The Royal Wedding Served Up Some Qual...

Full Story

These Royal Wedding Floral Details Will Make You Weepy

05/19/2018

Along with the arrival of Oprah, the unveiling of the dress and Prince Harry’s reaction to seeing Meghan Markle walk down the aisle, the floral details designed by Philippa Craddock were a highlight of the royal wedding. Beautiful blooms transformed St. George’s Chapel and the sentimental details behind the royal wedding flowers will make you swoon. […]

The post These Royal Wedding Fl...

Full Story

Bishop Michael Curry Seriously Shook the Royal Wedding Rafters

05/19/2018

It wasn’t a stand out sister or grumpy flower girl who stole the royal wedding spotlight this morning. In an unexpected twist, Bishop Michael Curry of Chicago became the person everyone was frantically typing into their Google search bars as they tuned in to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot. Markle is, […]

The post Bishop Michael Curry Seriously Shook the Royal Weddin...

Full Story

What We Know So Far About Meghan Markle?s Wedding Hair and Makeup

05/19/2018

No longer a “commoner” as the English commentators were calling her today (ugh, so rude), Meghan Markle is now officially a royal with the title Duchess of Sussex and crossed over to that world this morning wearing a swept up chignon. The man responsible is French-born, New York based-hairstylist Serge Normant, known for being the […]

The post What We Know So Far About Meghan Markle’s...

Full Story

Jessica Mulroney Wears a Canadian Designer to the Royal Wedding

05/19/2018

Meghan Markle’s propensity for wearing Canadian designers has been well-documented, and brands like Sentaler, Birks and Mackage have all benefitted from a sprinkling of the legendary Markle Sparkle. For this, we have her best friend, stylist and “secret wedding planner,” Jessica Mulroney to thank. As one of the royal wedding’s most visible guests – her young […]

The post Jessica Mulro...

Full Story

A Royal Wedding Expert Explains the Significance of Meghan Markle’s Dress

05/19/2018

Meghan Markle is “rather like a magician in the way she finds the delicate balance between remaining true to her own sense of style while honouring the elements expected of a royal wedding,” says historian and curator Alexandra Kim. Kim currently works as acting curator at the City of Toronto, but spent four years in […]

The post A Royal Wedding Expert Explains the Significance of Meg...

Full Story

A Comprehensive List of Royal Rules Broken by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

05/19/2018

Prince Harry has always been a royal renegade. When he was 17, the red-headed prince was taken to a rehab centre after he admitted he had smoked marijuana and illegally drank alcoholic beverages. When he was 27, TMZ released naked pictures of the royal, who was reportedly playing strip billiards in a Las Vegas hotel suite. For over two […]

The post A Comprehensive List of Royal Rules ...

Full Story

Proof that Meghan Markle is ACTUALLY Cinderella

05/19/2018

Surely you’re well aware that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding took place this morning. The world finally got to see the much-anticipated wedding dress, which ended up being a classic look by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller. As I looked upon the dress with her long (and stunning) veil, I couldn’t help but have a […]

The post Proof that Meghan Markle is ACTUALLY Cinderella...

Full Story

Meghan Markle Wears Givenchy Designer Clare Waight Keller to Wed Prince Harry

05/19/2018

Meghan Markle opted for stunning simplicity with the Clare Waight Keller-designed dress she decided to walk down the aisle in for her royal wedding to Prince Harry. Though she is British, Waight Keller is the artistic director of the French house of Givenchy, and is notable as the first-ever female artistic director in Givenchy’s history. Anticipation over […]

The post Meghan Markle W...

Full Story

All the A-List Guests at the Royal Wedding

05/19/2018

It’s very rare that we get to see Hollywood and well, actual royalty brush shoulders. Lucky for us, the marriage of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle is perfect grounds for a crossover. Here’s all of the A-list stars (like Oprah!!) that are heading into the chapel this morning.

The post All the A-List Guests at the Royal Wedding appeared first on FASHION Magazine.

Full Story

The Royal Wedding?s Most Notable Beauty Looks

05/19/2018

The Royal Wedding is upon us! While much of Canada has their alarms set for 6am—just before Prince Harry and Prince William are planned to arrive, and about half an hour before Meghan Markle’s big arrival—we’re opting for the early, early bird special: tuning in to the Royal Wedding guests’ arrivals, starting at 4:30am EST. […]

The post The Royal Wedding’s Most Notable Beauty Looks ap...

Full Story

Update Summer Accessories with these Fashion Girls? Favorites

05/22/2018

Update your summer accessories....

The post Update Summer Accessories with these Fashion Girls’ Favorites appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

Memorial Day Weekend Packing List

05/21/2018

Kick Off to Summer Style

The post Memorial Day Weekend Packing List appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

Sunday Funday Outfits to Copy this Weekend

05/18/2018

Have Fun in Style

The post Sunday Funday Outfits to Copy this Weekend appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

Effortless Summer Makeup

05/17/2018

Bronzy Summer Makeup to Try

The post Effortless Summer Makeup appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

Best Dressed Guest Wedding Attire

05/16/2018

Best Dressed Guest

The post Best Dressed Guest Wedding Attire appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

The One Accessory I?m Always Obsessed with?.

05/15/2018

Earrings!

The post The One Accessory I’m Always Obsessed with…. appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

No Pants Necessary, 7 Dress + Skirt Outfits to TRY

05/14/2018

Dresses + Skirt Outfits we LOVE

The post No Pants Necessary, 7 Dress + Skirt Outfits to TRY appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

I?m going to Live in this Outfit all Summer

05/10/2018

You'll love it too!

The post I’m going to Live in this Outfit all Summer appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

Fresh Ways to Style White Button-up Outfits

05/09/2018

Must try outfit ideas + styling tricks.

The post Fresh Ways to Style White Button-up Outfits appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story

Mom Approved: Last Minute Mother?s Day Gift Ideas Under 100$

05/08/2018

Affordable Gift Ideas for Mom

The post Mom Approved: Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under 100$ appeared first on STYLE REPORT MAGAZINE.

Full Story