Vegan fashion - once snickered at as a short-lived fad at best - is now becoming fashionable, if not mainstream and even luxury brands are catching on and increasingly make do without fur, angora, mohair, exotic skins and even leather, wool and silk. Mainstream labels are setting examples, for instance […]

Faced with increasing opposition to fur from the general public, more and more brands are withdrawing it from their collections, the most recent of these being Olivier Rousteing, artistic director at Balmain, who announced the brand was scrapping the animal product. But has France fallen behind its […]

Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a first look at the key silhouettes informing the Spring Summer 2020 menswear market. The Trendstop team give FashionUnited readers an exclusive look at three of the essential elements that will be inspiring the men's apparel into SS20 and beyond. Classic menswear […]

INTERVEWThough cotton has been the main fiber found in denim and T-shirts, Alkhemist by James Jeans is exploring another option: hemp. Using hemp as a sustainable alternative to create its Hemp Incorporated pieces, the fashion brand — which is a division under the Los Angeles-based licensed and certified […]

Rakuten to become headline sponsor for Tokyo Fashion Week. “Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO” to be held in October 2019. Tokyo, August 1, 2019 – Rakuten Inc. and the Japan Fashion Week Organization (“JFWO”) today announced that the two organizations have formed a partnership which will make Rakuten the headline […]

Danish jewellery brand Pandora headed to Los Angeles to officially relaunch the brand with an influencer-packed celebration to introduce its new company vision, “We give a voice to people’s loves – Passions, People and Places,” alongside an updated logo and monogram. The event, attended by 400 international […]

Swedish fashion retailer Kappahl has announced that with the launch of its autumn collections it has achieved its 2020 target of manufacturing 100 percent of its denim range “in more sustainable fabrics and using more sustainable production processes.” The “key milestone” means all denim in the new […]

The H&M foundation has opened the fifth round of its Global Change Award and is offering one million euros to five innovators with ideas to make the fashion industry more circular. The winners - who are each year selected by an international expert panel, with knowledge working within fashion, sustainability, […]

World-renowned denim brand Guess invited the Los Angeles community to celebrate the launch of Guess Sport in Los Angeles with a two-day event at the brand’s downtown L.A. headquarters. According to a press release from the brand, the lot was transformed into an immersive, experiential playground to […]

The CFDA wants to make New York Fashion Week a diverse event. The council's president, Steven Kolb, issued a reminder notice to brands participating in this season's fashion week to keep inclusivity in mind when hiring models. "As you cast your shows, please remember to promote diversity and inclusion, […]

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