Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out as fashion designer after 50 years

Gaultier said his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will be his last. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA The renowned designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is bowing out from creating clothes after a 50-year career, he has said. But he has told fans not to worry, because he will be turning his hand to other creative projects. While his high-end fashion and perfume business will continue, Gaultier will take a step back from designing garments, he said. The designer tweeted the news in a video post on Friday, saying his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will…

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Former fashion designer to Cara and Poppy Delevingne stole £230,000 from her dementia-suffering grandmother to fund her luxury socialite lifestyle

A former fashion designer for Cara and Poppy Delevingne stole £230,000 from her grandmother after she was diagnosed with dementia to fund a life of luxury in Beverley Hills, a court heard. Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber, 38, only had £40 in her bank account before she started helping herself to grandmother’s finances.  But her mother grew suspicious of her splashing out on trips to Los Angeles, five-star hotels, beauty treatments and designer clothes.  The mother-of-one, of Naseby, Northamptonshire, worked as a private fashion consultant to the Delevingne family in 2016.  She made 42…

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What does fashion’s top trend-spotter think we’ll be wearing in the 2020s?

A down to earth Nostradamus of fast-moving consumer goods … Lidewij Edelkoort. Photograph: Koen Hauser When Lidewij – or Li – Edelkoort started her career as a trend forecaster 45 years ago, people thought her job was “witchcraft”, she says. “Men would be giggling at the end of the room. But I have gained respect,” she says, “because I have been right so many times.” The Dutch 69-year-old is fashion’s best-known soothsayer, a woman who has spent more than four decades helping brands, including Prada, Zara and Coca-Cola, to anticipate…

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Online fashion users expected to grow to 200 million in the next five years: Amar Nagaram, Myntra-Jabong

BENGALURU: “India’s future shopper will be a mobile-first consumer,” said Amar Nagaram, head of Myntra-Jabong, at a panel discussion with retail industry stalwarts during the 20th India Fashion Forum (IFF) held in Bengaluru recently. Flipkart-owned fashion etailer noted that the Myntra app has been ranked as one of the most viewed apps in the country alongside Whatsapp, Instagram and Tiktok, making m-commerce the future of Indian fashion retail. “Data shows that each viewer spends an average of 22 minutes per session on the Myntra app,” said Nagaram.India has the world’s largest population of millennials in absolute…

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The 15 richest people in the fashion industry, ranked

Fashion is a $2.5 trillion global industry that has made its leading players, from designers and CEOs to founders and heiresses, very rich. Business Insider has compiled a list of the richest people in the fashion industry, based on Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires ranking – and the top 15 are worth a combined $395.6 billion. The wealthiest person in fashion is Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, the world’s largest maker of luxury goods that’s behind brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon, Christian Dior, and as of November 2019, Tiffany & Co. Arnault is the world’s…

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8 Companies Working To Make Fashion Sustainable

While Forever 21 files for bankruptcy and other fast fashion brands suffer, “sustainability” is increasingly becoming the buzz word in the clothing industry today. “Sustainable fashion” web searches have increased by 66%. Unfortunately, the industry still has a long way to go. It is responsible for over 5% of global carbon emissions, second only to the oil and gas industry. Even more tragic, 87% of produced clothing ends up incinerated or in a landfill. Here are eight companies attempting to move the needle in the fashion industry by making it more sustainable. 1) Sourcing Playground Heather…

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How fashion brands are experimenting with resale

Resale platforms have been a major beneficiary of fashion’s recent push toward sustainability. In 2019 alone, the sneaker resale platform StockX achieved unicorn status, luxury consignors The RealReal went public, and Vestiaire Collective opened its first permanent bricks-and-mortar concession. And the data suggest this is more than a passing trend: the $7 billion luxury resale market is projected to grow to $11 billion by 2022, according to Cowen. But brands have largely been left to see their goods swapped in the aftermarket without any financial incentive to participate directly. Several labels also stay away over…

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How One Company Is Contributing To The Solution Of Reducing Fashion Waste

Climate change and eliminating plastic and waste in the ocean have been hot topics leading up to the Presidential primary. Plastic straws alone have caused such a stir that States are beginning to require restaurants to serve non-plastic-based straws. What about the fashion industry? Do consumers ever wonder what happens to the seasonal styles that are never purchased? Sheri Turnbow, Bespoke Southerly Founder, holding a color card for the photographer during the … [+] WILLIAM HEUBERGER According to Rubicon, fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world and microfibers from fabrics wind…

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Fashion landmark falls

Forever 21’s tag is sewed into the threads of millennial and gen-z fashion culture, and it has helped define trendy for the past decade. As a result, the brand fills many closets with $2 camisoles and $7 jeans. But the fast fashion giant, which many consumers assumed would be around forever, has filed for bankruptcy protection while it attempts to reorganize. A spokesperson said the company plans to close up to 200 U.S. stores in the process. At its peak in 2015, Forever 21 was operating 480 stores. But it…

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H&M’s CEO talks about a ‘terrible’ threat to the fashion industry

The growing trend of sustainable shopping is spurring change in the fashion world, and the head of fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz AB, or H&M, called the shift a “social” threat. H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson, the third in his family to hold the helm of the fast-fashion company, told Bloomberg that he was concerned about protests that encourage consumers to “‘stop doing things, stop consuming, stop flying.’” “Yes, that may lead to a small environmental impact, but it will have terrible social consequences,” Persson said. Fashion has taken heat in recent years for…

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