Ella Emhoff makes her runway debut at Proenza Schouler

When faced with a global pandemic and an insurmountable number of challenges last season, Proenza Schouler dialled things down. Spending their lockdown in upstate New York, designers Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez found themselves drawn to objects, so they created one of their own — a hardbound coffee table book featuring their SS21 collection. It was incredibly of the moment; their […]

ALEXANDER WANG FACES MORE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

Alexander Wang is facing new allegations of sexual assault. The New York Times reports that high-profile victims’ rights lawyer Lisa Bloom is representing 10 men with allegations against the designer. David Casavant is one of the men represented by Bloom and he has spoken out against Wang on record. Casavant is a 30-year-old fashion stylist and […]

Why ‘thrift flipping’ clothes isn’t as ethical as it seems

Back in June, TikTok user Mariel Guzma took a set of fabric scissors to a pale blue pair of size 44 men’s denim shorts. She put together a set of brief instructions, detailing how she went about tailoring and distressing them to her liking, in a TikTok that amassed upwards of 500,000 likes and 3,000 comments — some considerably […]

Uniqlo Owner Surpasses Zara Owner for Highest Market Cap in Fashion

The value of Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing reached 10.8 trillion yen ($103 billion) at the end of trading Tuesday, exceeding Zara parent Inditex’s 81.7 billion euro ($99 billion) market capitalisation for the first time, Nikkei Asia reports. Fast Retailing’s stock has climbed since August, spurred by investor confidence in its focus on the China market, WFH-friendly offering […]

Gucci’s Q4 2020 Sales Fall 10 Percent, Missing Analyst Expectations

Shares in Kering dropped 8 percent Wednesday morning after the French luxury group reported quarterly sales that fell more than analysts predicted for Gucci, its biggest and most profitable brand. Kering’s smaller brands grew, but more slowly than they had the previous quarter. Yves Saint Laurent’s sales rose a modest 0.5 percent, while Bottega Veneta […]

Adidas Plans To Divest Reebok Brand

German sportswear maker Adidas AG plans to sell or spin-off its underperforming Reebok brand, 15 years after it bought the US fitness label to help compete with arch-rival Nike Inc. Adidas said on Tuesday it had decided to begin a formal process aimed at divesting Reebok as part of a five-year strategy it plans to […]

Poshmark Announces Australia Expansion a Month After Its IPO

Poshmark is heading to Australia in the fashion marketplace operator’s first expansion since its January public offering. The Redwood City, California-based company, which runs an online platform for selling second-hand apparel, currently is available only in the US and Canada. But Poshmark is looking for “long-term growth through international expansion” and will start with English-speaking […]

China and E-Commerce Help Boost L’Oréal Revenue

L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics group, posted on Thursday higher-than-expected revenue growth for the fourth quarter, helped by a strong performance in China and by booming online sales during the coronavirus crisis. The French owner of Maybelline said sales reached 7.88 billion euros ($9.56 billion) in the October to December period, flat from a year […]

The American Designer Betting on OnlyFans

Rebecca Minkoff, the designer known for her $300 leather crossbody handbags, has nearly one million followers on Instagram. On her profile, she shares a mélange of photos and videos, including product images from the brand’s latest accessory or fragrance launch, interviews with actresses and fashion insiders and on occasion, cheeky quotes. But for those seeking […]

Manju Journal’s 20 hot creatives and collectives

Manju Journal, a culture platform founded in 2015 and run by Orlando Mensah and Kusi Kubi, has been championing emerging talent in photography and other creative disciplines from across Africa. As well as being an incubator for the next generation of standout creativity, they have fostered a supportive community in an industry known for fierce competitiveness. “We’re drawn […]