His hand is steady and sure as it delicately traces the contours of the biggest names in the world of style: the celebrities, the magazine editors, the clients. Nicolas Ouchenir is a calligrapher, a member of a rarified profession whose ink appears on the must-have invitations of Europe's fashion shows. […]

Gucci for AW15 transitioned into a new gender-shared aesthetic, sending models down the runway clad in chiffon shirts and pussy bows. The show notes read nonconformist, romantic, intellectual, and the collection seemed a clear message to distance itself from former creative director Frida Giannini's […]

Victoria Beckham has undoubtedly brought out something of a fashionista, or stylist at the very least in her husband David Beckham, who has announced the expansion of his partnership with Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M. For the upcoming Spring 2015 collection, Beckham has been asked to select his […]

The global luxury goods market is predicted to be valued at 374.85 billion dollars by 2020, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. The report suggests that the luxury goods sector is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 3.4 percent from 2014 to 2020, however it […]

INTERVIEW Punk Queen Vivienne Westwood on Monday dedicated her new menswear collection to Prince Charles, saying the world would be a wonderful place if he been put in charge of it. Sporting a beret and a typically wry smile, the face of the heir to the British throne made a surprise appearance in Milan, […]

Rahul Mehta, President of The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, has now takenover as the new President of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) for two years (2014-16). He plans to introduce several new initiatives apart from improving connectivity between IAF members. In a tête-à-tête […]

Ensure your bases are covered for Spring/Summer 2015 with Trendstop's essential Top 10 Dress Trends, the ultimate guide to the most important dress shapes of the season. This must-have report is designed to help maximise your sales by tackling today's problem of trend over-saturation, where countless […]

Bottega Veneta remain one of those luxury brands who's crossover into fashion is but a small percentage of its annual sales. Perhaps because it's fashion message is a little less audible than other brands, Bottega steers clear of trends, catering to a more sophisticated and perhaps older customer. This […]

Scottish energy efficiency organisation Zero Waste Scotland is launching a new textile and apparel fund to Scottish designers with the aim of reducing textile waste. The Circular Economy Textile and Apparel Fund is the first of its kind in Scotland and is designed to help textile and apparel designers […]

Feedback from nearly 40,000 customer experiences have revealed that customer satisfaction has dropped to its lowest level since 2010, according to the 2015 UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) released by the Institute of Customer Service. The report, which features more than 200 organisations across […]


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