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Trade Shows & Catwalks

AW19 key looks: Battle of the decades

The autumn/winter collections flirted with two key fashion decades and while the retro influences weren’t aways explicit, the shapes, details, and key items of...

AW19 trends: Cosy cocooning coats for troubled times

Designers may sometimes feel like they’re hitting their heads against a brick for autumn/winter as they offer up numerous coat options and consumers stick...

AW19 print & pattern: Our top five takeaways

Considering the recent shows were for autumn/winter (well, most of them were), there was a surprisingly spring-like feel as the floral swept all before...

AW19 colour: Our top three directions

The AW19 shows were a feast for colour junkies with plenty of "new" colour stories to drive consumer interest, update key items and ring...

Dior AW19: Commercial callouts

Dior’s AW19 show was a return to form for Maria Grazia Chiuri as she took the 1950s as inspiration but kept the collection modern...

In Brief. AW19 Trend to Go – Cape Crusaders

The cape has been making a big impact on runways in all the fashion cities so far this Fashion Month with the variety on...

Trends AW19: Prada, top 10 takeaways

Prada is one of those labels you either think is the greatest thing since sliced… sorry, sourdough bread, or that you can’t quite see...

New York Fashion Week: Top 10 Takeaways

New York’s fashion week may not have offered up the fireworks we expect from some cities as the very long event included very few...

Pantone unveils “rich and warm” colour forecast for AW19

Global colour authority Pantone has today announced its Fashion Colour Trend Report Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 edition for London Fashion Week featuring rich and warm tones...

Marc Jacobs AW19: Good – but is it good enough?

"Marc Jacobs wows New York Fashion Week". Now that’s not a headline we’ve read for some time, but as the first of the Big...

Pure London AW19: Top brand picks

With some brands showing short order SS19 lines, the main focus was on forward order for AW19 at Pure London this week, and a...

Mary Creagh MP reaffirms battle for fashion transparency at Pure

Mary Creagh, MP and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, again voiced her concerns and what needs to be done to make the fashion...

Katharine Hamnett campaigns for second referendum at Pure London

Legendary British designer and political and environmental activist Katharine Hamnett caused a stampede for her "Second Referendum Now" t-shirts as she handed them out...

Mary Creagh, MP to speak at Pure London

Mary Creagh the MP heading up Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee, which is currently investigating the sustainability of the UK fashion industry, will be a...

ITE appoints new portfolio director for Jacket Required, Pure, Scoop and...

Trade show operator ITE Group has announced the appointment of Martin Arnold, currently the commercial director for fashion retail and jewellery at EMAP, incorporating...

Paris Menswear Trade Shows AW19 Trends Report

All fashion roads lead to Paris. While the Paris landscape is fractured with many smaller trade shows and showrooms competing for people’s time, it’s...

Karl Lagerfeld “too tired” to appear at Chanel couture show in...

Chanel's long-standing creative director Karl Lagerfeld sparked rumours of his retirement from the storied French house after he failed to turn up to either...

Berlin Menswear Trade shows: AW19 Trend Report

The two main Berlin men’s trade shows, relevant to the UK market, SEEK and Premium, had a switch up for the AW19 season. SEEK,...

Trade show LondonEdge launches online trading platform

Alternative fashion trade show LondonEdge, which now runs a show in Las Vegas as well at the usual Business Design Centre location in Islington...

Menswear AW19: the picks of Pitti

Pitti Uomo 95 in Florence came to a close on Friday, providing the usual diverse mix of great brands and products - many of...