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...

Young designer Alexandra Sampaio: the power of the fashion spirit 0

Young apparel and textile design student Alexandra Sampaio participated in Portugal’s two main fashion events earlier this year: MODTissimo and the Portugal Fashion News (PFN) competition. She tells us about the collection she showcased. “The main theme of the PFN competition was superheroes. I didn’t want to explore that...

Brazilian designer Ana Flavia Vasquez: back to basics 0

For years, Brazil was mostly known for its apparel manufacturing capabilities. But today, the fashion world is looking at this country to uncover fresh new design talent. We asked one of Brazil’s emerging talents, young womenswear designer Ana Flavia Vasquez, to sit down with us for a 5-minute interview....

Twin prizes in Canada’s Télio compedition 0

Originally from Quebec city, twin brothers Frédéric and Mathieu Joncas have even more in common than most twins: they share a passion for fashion design that led them to enroll at LaSalle College after studying visual arts in high school. In 2014, they took first and second place, respectively,...