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Cheap Fashion Still in Demand as Primark, Uniqlo Sales Rise & Forever 21 Seeks Expansion

Uniqlo

The Size-Inclusive Fashion Movement Is At A Tipping Point And 11 Honoré Is Leading The Way

When Kathryn Retzer, Patrick Herning and I were finishing our interview about how their startup 11 Honoré is both laying the foundation and paving the way for size-inclusive fashion, their moms were walking out of their holiday photo shoot. For the founders, this mission is personal.<p>“I’ve been …

Women's Fashion

Thanks to Condé Nast Italia, You Can Now Get an "Influencer" Degree

Condé Nast

The Odd Sock Myth

I am a great believer in odd socks. Allow me to explain.<p>At a recent Resyntex workshop, socks came up as being one of the likely biggest culprits of …

Accessories

How Am I Doing? September and October 2017

The key to the delay is in the title of this update and the date on which I posted it – mid November. I literally had nothing to write about in …

Design

Is Fashion’s Endless Gifting a Potential Haven for Tax Evasion?

Taxes

Are Photographers, Influencers the New Unpaid Interns?

Some Thoughts From Gianni Versace

Design

How Vintage Stores Are Reinventing Themselves For a New Generation of Shoppers

As shoppers are increasingly more fashion-conscious and digitally savvy, the traditional vintage store is getting a modern-day update.<p>Walking into …

Trends

UHY Hacker Young study shows HMRC 'targeting' small businesses

A recent study shows that small businesses are being targeted by HMRC as a result of pressure to collect billions more in taxes.<p>An accountancy group, …

Small Business

Retail Woes: A Bankruptcy Timeline

Why Do Ads and Editorials Depicting Violence Happen in Fashion?

There is More to Modern-Day African Fashion Than Traditional Caricatures

Design

The French "Photoshop Law" is in Effect ... Now What?

Photoshop

It’s Not What You’ve Got, It’s What You Do With It That Counts

I am now in my second year of not making any new clothing purchases. Apart from picking up my new winter coat last December I’ve been really good. …

Hacking

Where It Was Designed, Is Not Where It Was Made

I spotted this at the Arndale not so long ago.<p>I suppose that if at any point a company can actually make a connection to ‘made in the UK’ it is …

Education

The Race To The Bottom

Lidl’s spectacularly popular ‘cheap as chips’ prosecco deal last month was a timely reminder how much life has changed. And Aldi is clearly trying to …

Prosecco

How Am I Doing? August 2017

August has been another quiet month. Actually, that’s a lie. There is no such thing as a quiet month. If all you are looking at is photoshoots then …

Introverts

Planned Obsolesence

I learned a new phrase recently. Planned Obsolescence. And whilst I don’t usually fall for conspiracy theories this is one I can well and truly …

Fashion Industry

The Responsibility of Education To The Future Of Fashion

One of the most important things I discovered when I went to university was that my eyes were opened to the problems of fast fashion. My background …

Education

Creative Block

Creative block is a given. It’s a real problem if you depend on your creativity for your income, or a part of your income. And sometimes that …

Creativity

How Am I Doing? July 2017

July was a revisit to our new friend Orlagh, one of Maverick Models newest recruits. I find one shoot is never enough. It can take take all day to …

Ferguson, MO

Overload – Again

How do you deal with social media overload when you’re the one responsible for it? I don’t have the answer to that one. But to be honest, I have …

Social Media Marketing

Handmade AND Cheap?

Does expensive always mean a considerately produced product? Not necessarily. Take any couture brand then look at where their factories are. But …

Marketing

Jeeg Robot. "Ci ho sempre sperato e poi si è avverato", il Tazzina si racconta

Il film è uscito a febbraio, ma la “Jeeg Robot mania” è stata talmente travolgente da spingere i cinema italiani a proiettarlo nuovamente nelle sale. …

I don’t mean to ruin your holiday, but Europe hates tourists – and with good reason

Travel opens our eyes to the world – but it also means closing them. We ignore the hordes of people like us, all of whom want authentic tapas and a photo for Instagram<p>You are not wanted. You are killing the thing you love. You are ruining everything. You are demanding and noisy and you drink too …

Tourism

Europeans angry at having to share their cities with millions of tourists

Protests against the effects of mass tourism are roiling western European cities like Barcelona, Venice, Florence and Rome — magnets for …

This Is Why Buying Stuff Will Never Make You Happy

"After moving down to London, I spent the first three months in an very edgy state and my spending was out of control. When feeling particularly …

Brand Upcycle And Repair – Warning Converse Heavy

Upcycle is a very real thing in my life. It’s largely how I manage my own wardrobe because cutting your costs without cutting your ethics is a very …

Repairs

Routine Is The Enemy Of Creativity

One of the best aspects about being self employed is that there is no such thing as a normal day. I am very anti-routine. It doesn’t suit my …