The fashion industry generates tons of fabric waste each year, notably in New York -- one of the world's shopping capitals and host twice a year to runway shows, a major contributor to the wider problem. Enter Fabscrap, a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling and reusing textiles that are unsuitable […]

Premium maternity brand Isabella Oliver has pledged to plant a tree to celebrate new life as part of its ‘Circle of life’ initiative. The scheme marks the 15th anniversary for Isabella Oliver, which was founded by husband and wife duo Geoff van Sonsbeeck and Baukjen de Swaan Arons after spotting a gap […]

Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers an early preview of one of the key thematic influences for Fall Winter 2019-20 womenswear. The Trendstop team give FashionUnited readers an exclusive look at an essential womenswear theme ahead of the FW19-20 international Fashion Week events. A new take on tradition […]

The Woolmark Prize is returning to London Fashion Week this weekend for the 2019 grand final and Woolmark has confirmed that Alber Elbaz will be heading up the judging panel. The international competition challenges designers to highlight the versatility of merino wool within their collections, and […]

Marc Jacobs has sinned a new agreement with Bedrock Manufacturing to design, produce and launch a new collection of Marc Jacobs watches. Parent company to the Shinola and Filson brands, Bedrock will work with the American designer on a new collection of watches launching in autumn 2019. “Everyone at […]

Karl Lagerfeld has invited American fashion icon Olivia Palermo to style pieces from his Fall 2019 women’s collection and co-create five bespoke designs. “Being able to collaborate with the visionary and iconic Karl Lagerfeld is truly incredible”, said Palermo in a statement. “I’m so proud to bring […]

Victoria Beckham is the latest fashion brand to stop using fur and exotic skins, following the footsteps of several other labels such as Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors, to name but a few. Beckham has never used fur in her collections, but commited to not ever using it as well as discontinuing […]

Fitness wear brand Gymshark has announced the launch of its new Pay Later service in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Gymshark partnered with online payment provider, Klarna, for the new service which is already being used by the likes of Asos, Topshop, H&M and JD Sports. The pay later feature […]

Minimalism is coming back at full-speed. Where the past couple seasons collections have been grandiose, over-the-top, and rebellious, this season at New York Fashion Week the understated was back in play. Moon Choi, whose brand is only in its second year, has begun developing quite the following of […]

In a tiny factory producing handmade boots and shoes in southwestern Zimbabwe, leather cutter Misheck Sibanda is on another hectic shift as he tries to keep up with soaring global demand. Orders are piling in and new workers are being recruited at the Courteney boot company -- that seems to defy all […]

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