All posts filed under: Industry

Trend Overview: Painterly Prints

To reference fashion’s irreverent relationship to art is not only clichéd but also a complete given. There has, of course been an eternal dialogue between the two and now, in this age of mass content sharing and upcycled inspirations; there is a greater reciprocal influence. […]

Jacket Required

Premium Leisurewear Rules at Jacket Required

We all know the sports-luxe trend has dominated collections both on the catwalks and the high street for the past few seasons. As the top menswear brands gathered for the seventh edition of Jacket Required this week, there appeared to be no sign of slowing […]

Berlin Show Highlights

BDA London’s Highlights from the SS15 Berlin Shows Boxfresh 80/9 at Seek Following on from the success of its 25th anniversary range, Boxfresh revealed it’s latest collection ‘80/9’ at Seek. Minimal sportswear in super clean silhouettes were realised in minty neoprene and super soft sweats, […]

B&B Barcelona

Big News for Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter tradeshow announces move to Barcelona Last week saw the fashion industry once again descend on Berlin for what has become an increasingly packed week of shows, events and timely pop-ups. That is however, until Bread and Butter announced their plans to return […]

Texprint 2014

Textrpint showcases emerging talent from the best of British textile University students, providing a vital link between the industry and emerging designers. The 2 day exhibition was shown in the prestigious grounds of Chelsea college of Art & Design. An inspiring selection of work was […]

LC:M

Assorted Originality at LC:M

This week’s offering at LC:M truly expounded the limitless creativity (sometimes spurned through saturation in womenswear) that is continuously developing with vehement velocity for men. This was realised not only in the volume of presenters but also in the diversity in aesthetic that was scattered […]

London Collections: Men SS15 – The Highlights

As London Collections: Men finishes for another season and the industry departs for Florence, we take a look back at the finest moments from the past three days of London’s SS15 menswear showcase. LOU DALTON For the second collection of the season, Lou Dalton stripped […]

H&M Sport

The Athletic Aesthetic: Activewear’s New Role

It all started with the sports-luxe of yore and a general Western societal trend shift towards fitness and healthy living. Active wear, having been recently cited by Li Edelkoort as the current ‘bright spot’ in apparel, has quite rapidly permeated independently into the overall breakdown […]

Social Media Meditation

A summary of the latest developments in social media for fashion and retail It was only a matter of minutes (well maybe years) ago when we understood social media to be this pioneering mechanism for the marketing and democratization of fashion. Now, it seems the […]

GFW 2014

West to East: Graduate Fashion Week Relocates

Our pick of the top stands at Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Previously holding an established slot at West London’s Earls Court, this year Graduate Fashion Week made a bold move East to The Truman Brewery. Just a stones throw from our studio and promising the […]

Pop Up revolution

The Pop-Up Revolution

This week in the studio, we’ve been musing over the pop-up revolution. A recent Specialty Retail report informs us that short-term retail as an industry has grown 16% annually since 2009 and is now worth a staggering $8 billion. Old Street Station has taken on […]

Pull & Bear Roll Out New Store Design

Pull & Bear’s fresh new look attracts crowds at Barcelona store Earlier this year Pull & Bear began rolling out an exciting new store design across Europe. Whilst in Barcelona for the latest edition of Denim by Premiere Vision, we took the opportunity to check […]

The VM and Display Show 2014

Earlier today we braved a packed bus, a lot of walking and all the other things you expect during a tube strike to visit the VM and Display Show at the Business Design Centre London in Angel. As the name suggests, it’s a tradeshow aimed […]

Be:Fit London

Be:Fit London is the go to destination for fitness and nutrition With the ever-growing trend for clean eating and the constant arrival of new fitness crazes, (which all claim to be better than the last) you can easily find yourself not knowing what or who […]

Design and Banter

Design and Banter #10 addressed some philosophical topics at Hackney’s BL-NK Design and Banter describes itself as “an intimate event bringing together 175 designers from the city’s brightest and best agencies”. Intimate as it may be, in the short 10 months the event has been going […]

Stighlorgan

Poetic Irish accessories brand Stighlorgan remains in our mind long after Jacket Required is packed away. A few weeks ago we brought you our highlights from top menswear tradeshow, Jacket Required. There was one brand we really wanted in our highlights but came to the […]

British Plus Size Fashion Weekend

The second annual British Plus Size Fashion Weekend (BPSFW) causes a stir during London Fashion Week This weekend the world’s fashion jury once again turned it’s head towards London for the start of London Fashion Week. While the traditional fashion week waifs gathered at Somerset […]

Sochi Team Uniforms

Sochi Team Uniforms

The Sochi Team Uniforms at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony showed off a whole world of fashion design The Sochi team uniforms absolutely made the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The ceremony saw 88 Nations proudly unveil their teams and team uniforms […]

Detail London men’s accessories trade show

Detail London men’s accessories trade show

New men’s accessories trade show Detail London launches in Clerkenwell Last week was a busy time for trade shows across the capital, from the hustling and bustling scenes at Jacket Required at East London’s Truman Brewery, to the Surface Design Show at Angel’s Business Design […]

Birmingham Jewellery Show at Springfair International

Birmingham Jewellery Show at Springfair International

  BDA Highlights from the Birmingham Jewellery Show This week we visited the ever-expanding Birmingham jewellery show. Running over 5 days at the NEC alongside Spring Fair International, over 400 new and established jewellery and watch exhibitors showcased their Spring Summer ranges. These were our […]