The smart technology market was given a boost with the launch of the Apple Watch and by 2020, smart clothing shipments will surpass 10.2 million units annually, according to American market intelligence firm, Tractica. According to Tractica’s report, ‘Smart Clothing and Body Sensors’, the market for […]

The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving the firm's 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around nine million euros. Leonardo del Vecchio, Italy's second richest man thanks to an eyewear brand sported by star designers including Chanel and Giorgio Armani, […]

British fashion label Fred Perry joined forces with Central Saint Martins Foundation Style and Textile Course and the Amy Winehouse Foundation last year to offer 150 students the opportunity to participate in a subculture-themed design project, which ran over the course of two weeks. These students […]

Italian fashion house Prada has announced that it is renewing its eyewear licensing agreement with eyewear manufacturer and distributor Luxottica until 2025. The exclusive agreement will see Luxottica continuing to design, produce and distribute optical glasses and sunglasses under both the Prada and […]

London-based Peter Pilotto, helmed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, have been crowned winners of the inaugural Swarovski Collective Prize, an award to celebrate crystal innovation to mark the 15th anniversary of the crystal maker’s fashion creative platform. The designer labels from London, […]

London - Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is continuing her return to the fashion world following her collaboration with LA-based streetwear brand, Civil Clothing, on a menswear collection last year to team up with British fashion retailer Lavish Alice on a 16-piece line due to launch next month. The […]

Cotton Council International (CCI), the international division of the National Cotton Council of America, is all set to introduce its flagship brand Cotton USA to India. CCI's mission is to increase exports of US cotton, cottonseed and cotton manufactured in the US. Under its Cotton USA brand, it promotes […]

Minimalism continues to inspire designers into the Spring/Summer 2015 season, as purist styles evolve with an architectural twist. This week, the trend experts at bring you their must-have fashion theme Engineers of Elegance, which is currently manifesting in current S/S15 womenswear collections […]

London-based fashion luxury retailer co-founders, Tom and Ruth Chapman have denied previous reports stating they had taken on investment bankers Morgan Stanley to explore "strategic options" for the potential sale of their fashion company. The Sunday Times published a report earlier […]

London - Luxury conglomerate Kering, parent company of labels such as Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent has taken another step in its fight against counterfeiting and those who profit from it by launching a lawsuit against Chinese Internet giant Alibaba. Kering accuses the ecommerce group […]