April 13, 2021


Shanghai Fashion Week: Designers relish full schedule of physical shows

Written by Yaling Jiang, CNNShanghai, China

At a Shanghai art museum built from converted oil tanks, an eclectically dressed crowd chattered excitedly and lamented the long wait for a showcase by Chinese fashion label, Private Policy. But attendees’ impatience quickly dissipated as they were admitted to the venue and the brand sent its latest creations down a pink catwalk bathed in artificial fog.

The thrill and anticipation of runway shows has been sorely missed across the fashion world in the past year. But while events in Europe and North America are still impaired by the ongoing pandemic, it was
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5 Designers to Know From Seoul Fashion Week Fall 2021

It was just over a year ago when Seoul Fashion Week became one of the first major fashion events to fall victim to the coronavirus. Due to South Korea’s locus as an early hotspot for the pandemic, the announcement of its postponement was made while Paris Fashion Week was still very much underway. While the situation in South Korea is currently stable, the week’s organizers were keen to ensure that this season’s events went ahead as responsibly as possible, with all of the shows live-streamed without an audience. Yet what emerged from these limitations was a surprising amount of creativity,

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Seychellois interior designer’s brand ‘lakaz’ embraces outdoor space

Seychellois interior designer's brand 'lakaz' embraces outdoor space

Dubignon said she wants to bring creative and functional design solutions that work best for her clients. (Seychelles Nation)

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(Seychelles News Agency) – An up-and-coming Seychellois interior designer hopes to use her brand ‘lakaz‘ — meaning ‘house’ in Creole — to bring creative and functional design solutions while embracing Seychelles’ nature and sustainability. 

Gaelle Dubignon, who recently completed a degree in interior design at the Sheffield Hallam University in Malaysia, is currently doing an internship in Kuala Lampur in hopes of gaining more experiences before returning to Seychelles. 

“Back in Seychelles I want to offer my

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3 designers to watch at Seoul Fashion Week

As one fashion week closes, another opens: enter Seoul. Having been called off last February amid the coronavirus outbreak, this season, the South-Korean capital’s event returns for AW21 in a digital-only format. 

In recent years, Seoul has cemented itself as a serious player in the global fashion scene. Brands like Wooyoungmi, Blindness, PushBUTTON, Ader Error, and Münn have established showrooms in the west and a presence in high-end stores across the world. That being said, many Korean brands, including the aforementioned, have decided not to show on-schedule this season. It’s symptomatic of a Paris-centric fashion

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Power to Women Designers at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week

NEW DELHI The joint fashion week held by Lakme Fashion Week and the Fashion Design Council of India was an ode to women designers in the new decade: an opening show by Kolkata-based designer Anamika Khanna, and the grand finale by New Delhi-based Ruchika Sachdeva.

With the easier access to the styles, and orders online, the focus was primarily on India’s huge domestic market. Although retail is still recovering — COVID-19 set off a severe lockdown in India and apparel retail was hard hit, with close to a 60 percent decline in sales last year — in general

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The Japanese designers building a more sustainable fashion industry

Written by Lena Vazifdar, CNN

In Japan, the term “mottainai” — loosely translated to “what a waste” — has deep roots. Originating from a Buddhist belief that every object has intrinsic value and should be utilized for its full life cycle, the credo has been threaded throughout national culture for centuries.

“Mottainai and handmade culture is everywhere in Japan,” said Kaoru Imajo, director of Japan Fashion Week Organization, said in an email. Sake lees (the residual yeast left over from the fermentation process), he points out, has long been used as a cooking ingredient, and discarded orange peels have been
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11 International ‘Vogue’ Editors Share Their Favorite Local Designers

There’s never been a better time to support young design talent. Despite the odds, creatives across the globe have been channeling their creativity into inspiring designs. With that in mind, international Vogue editors are spotlighting their favorite local designers to watch for spring 2021. If you’re looking for avant-garde suiting, check out the Spanish line Mans, a favorite of Vogue Spain fashion director Juan Cebrián. More in the mood for architectural accessories? Look at the Aurelia handbag line of wood boxes, recommended by Vogue Mexico’s editor in chief, Karla Martinez de Salas. Invest in these brands now and enjoy

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5 Africa-born designers open digital Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Five designers of African origin making their runway debuts opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday under the banner “We are Made in Italy,” having nurtured dreams deemed fanciful in their native countries and which faced considerable obstacles coming to fruition in their adopted Italy.

Joy Meribe, who is originally from Nigeria, started out working in Italy as a cultural mediator. Fabiola Manirakiza came to Italy as a child from Burundi and first trained as a doctor.

Morocco-born Karim Daoudi grew up in a shoe-making town in northern Italy and eventually took up the local craft. Pape Macodou

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Milan Designers Hit Reset Button During Digital Fashion Week | Business News

By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer

MILAN (AP) — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle.

“It is so weird thinking about fashion, and the kind of hamster wheel of fashion, and how we never had a break and always complained about it,’’ Marc Jacobs said during a Milan Fashion Week video chat with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons post-digital show. “And then you get a break, and you complain.”

Instead, he said, he was taking the moment to watch others, and be inspired.


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