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By Falcieri Designs | Articles collated by Manchester based fashion designer Falcieri Designs

Some Thoughts From Gianni Versace

Beauty

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.Spark Pretty …

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 …

London

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 …

Money

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 …

Hair

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ethics

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 …

Happiness

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 …

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 …

Creativity

June 2017 – How Am I Doing

Sometimes photoshoots are like buses. Nothing for ages and then three come along at once. That’s June.<p>Mid month I was heading down south for some …

WordPress.com

UK must address giant trade deficit, IMF warns

Britain needs to save more, train up its workers and become a more competitive economy to try to bring down its very large current account deficit, the International Monetary Fund has warned.<p>Analysts studied 28 of the world’s largest economies and found the UK has the biggest deficit, running at …

The Designer Struggle: Profit vs. Popularity

Today, buzzworthy collections from established and up-and-coming designers are instantaneously replicated by fast-fashion companies while wise teens …

New York Fashion Week

Launching gig economy review, Britain's May seeks to regain authority

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May tried to wrest back control of Britain’s political agenda on Tuesday by reviving her pledge to introduce sweeping social reforms at the launch of a report on how to better protect workers in the “gig economy”.<p>May wants to signal that it is business as …

Brexit

LOÉIL: The Brand That Makes Zara Look Original

Design

UPDATED: Did Former Vogue Director Lucinda Chambers Just Get Herself Sued?

Is Gentrification a Threat to Fashion Capitals?

Waves of young creatives are abandoning New York and London for lower rents and a better quality of life in places like Berlin and Los Angeles. …

Cities

M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords

Britain’s biggest clothing retailer could compensate Jill McDonald for missing out on payouts from previous employer<p>Jill McDonald, the boss of Halfords, is missing out on £1.7m of bonuses from the bikes and car parts retailer as she jumps ship to Marks & Spencer.<p>However, the executive, who will …

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