Dior showcases fantasy and miniatures for haute couture
With Haute Couture Week going digital for the first time, due to the coronavirus pandemic, questions were being asked about whether luxury fashion houses could express the same magic as they do with a live catwalk showcase, well Dior invited the fashion world into a magical and cinematic world filled with mermaids, nymphs, and tree-people for...
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Naomi Campbell opens Paris digital fashion week with a call for equality
Supermodel Naomi Campbell said Monday that the fashion industry must start "enforcing inclusion" on the catwalk and beyond. The British-born star, who has been outspoken about the racism she has encountered in the industry, made the comments in a video to open the virus-hit Paris fashion week, which has been forced online. Wearing a T-shirt with...
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Paris fashion week's digital debut begins
The first-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off Monday with the world of glitzy runway shows thrown into an existential crisis by the coronavirus. Paris haute couture and men's fashion weeks have been rolled into one, with labels making films to showcase their clothes instead of staging sometimes extravagant shows. The virus has not just...
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Post-Covid: Consumers prioritize engagement, functionality and enriched experiences
The fragility of a consumer’s purchasing journey is revealed post-Covid-19, with nearly four in ten UK shoppers abandoning a purchase at least once a week. That’s according to new research commissioned by payment provider Klarna and e-commerce platform BigCommerce, who called on retailers to prioritize shoppers’ needs for the sake of their...
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G-Star files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US
Dutch denim brand G-Star has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US citing the impact of Covid-19 on the business. “As a result of this crisis, the previously initiated shift to online has accelerated, at the expense of the performance of physical stores,” a G-Star spokesperson told FashionUnited. “In order to cope with these structural...
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New York Fashion Week shortened to three days
The upcoming September edition of New York Fashion Week has been shortened to three days. The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) told members in a note, seen by WWD, that the official dates will now be from 14 - 16 September, as opposed to 11 - 16 September as listed on the website. The CFDA said that if there is enough demand, the event could...
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