Long live the trench coat! 0

This year, Lectra and the Arts University Bournemouth organized a design competition for final-year students, who had to design a trench coat. We had a chance to speak to the 1st prize winner Elizabeth Perry. She opened up about winning, her trench coat and her royal inspiration. Congratulations Elizabeth!...

F/W collection, “Chaos Control” 0

Born and raised in Vietnam, Tran Thi Thanh Nga studied fashion at ESMOD Paris before launching her own fashion house, called Defined moment. We were lucky enough to attend her Fall/Winter 14-15 fashion show. “I don’t consider fashion as beautiful stand-alone objects in themselves, I view fashion as a...

Canada’s up-&-coming designers talk fashion. 0

Montreal’s French language fashion school Cégep (Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel) Marie-Victorin, held a Fashion Gala last month, this annual event is fashion show for the graduating class. This year’s gala was hosted by renowned Quebec personalities, Anouk Meunier and Jean Airoldi with more than 150 people attended including students, professors,...

Managing Change in the Fashion Industry, a future challenge for students 0

In association with Drapers magazine, a roundtable event was held at London’s Stafford hotel, last month on the theme:  Managing Change in the Fashion Industry. A lively discussion looked at how the fashion industry deals with change, while facing the challenge of creating quality and newness.  How do industry...

Luxury world capital: Paris vs Milan 0

While Italy may be known for its exceptional taste and artisanal savoir-faire and Paris known as the world leader in cut, style and “selling the dream”, Milan and Paris are head to head for the title of world luxury leader. A conference was held at the Hôtel de l’Industrie...

Marie-Anaïs Dumoux – The 5-minute interview #3 0

Marie-Anaïs Dumoux – The 5-minute interview “My favorite place to go shopping … Private sales” “The last fashion thing I bought … a Tila March chain bag” “My it-fashion piece is …a silk headsquare” “For textile designs, I mostly use…heavy, smooth fabrics like silk and wool” “The color I use...

Inside my photo shoot, with Marie-Anais Dumoux #2 0

Young graduate Marie-Anaïs Dumoux studied at ESMOD Paris where she was trained on Lectra product development solutions. Her work now features in a Lectra marketing campaign. Read here about the photo shoot. 8 a.m.: Let’s get started! The meeting was at 8 a.m. on the Big Day. We were...

Welcome to Marie-Anais’ world #1 0

 Young pattern-maker Marie-Anaïs graduated from fashion school ESMOD Paris. She opens up about her inspiration over a cup of tea. “Product and home design and architecture are my main sources of inspiration. I love wandering around the Palais de Tokyo, the building is amazing!  I guess my designs also...

Jazsalyn N.McNeil Fashion/Textile Designer from Raleigh #2 0

This is the second half of our interview with talented North Carolina State University (NCSU) Fashion/Textile student and young designer Jazsalyn, a native of North Carolina. In this part we explore how technology has an impact on her work and how she harnesses this to work better.  As a...

Jazsalyn N.McNeil Fashion/Textile Designer from Raleigh #1 1

This is the first half of a two part interview series with talented North Carolina State University (NCSU) Fashion/Textile student and young designer Jazsalyn, a native of North Carolina. At 21, she is already stacking up the accolades. She talks inspiration, fashion and dreams…  Jazsalyn grew up in North...