Business of fashion

The fashion future looks bright for Fauve Wright and her graduate cohorts



Fauve Wright Graduate Fashion Week

I spent a couple of days judging the work of graduating fashion media students last week at the invitation of Professor Iain R Webb and Graduate Fashion Week.

I was completely blown away by the dedication and ideas of the students who had been forced to innovate in the face of the Covid crisis. With no access to on-site facilities, their supporting research to their Final Major Projects showed bedrooms fashioned as photo studios, and house share living rooms repurposed as magazine production hubs. (more…)



Samira Nasr is the new editor of Harper’s Bazaar U.S



Samira Nasr Editor in Chief Harper's Bazaar U.S.

Exciting news for the five people left in the world who still care about fashion magazines. Samira Nasr, formerly executive fashion director of Vanity Fair has just been announced as Editor In Chief of Harper’s Bazaar U.S, succeeding Glenda Bailey.

Why this is interesting… (more…)



Acqua di Parma’s new Roman townhouse



New Acqua di Parma Boutique Rome

Something to celebrate – the shops are opening in Rome!

And what could be more Italian or uplifting than Acqua Di Parma, who has opened a new yellow and cane wood townhouse boutique at Piazza di Spagna 27?

To celebrate, Acqua di Parma has also released a special edition of its signature Colonia fragrance (my all time favourite cologne) as Colonia Edizione Speciale Roma in a hand painted bottle, limited to 300 bottles and available exclusively in the new boutique (below). (more…)



Are we ready for a new fashion system?



Emmanuelle Alt street style at fashion week

It’s really quite remarkable that the British Fashion Council and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have joined forces to outline a new future fashion system.

The key is a slower system, that’s fairer for designers (less relentless churn and burnout) and press (fewer fashion weeks to attend), as well as better for the environment (an overall reset on consumerism). The ‘reset’ suggests going back to only two collections a year (more…)