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Why You Need to Move to Footwear’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Portland, Oregon, is a thriving hub for the athletic footwear industry, with a vibrant ecosystem of big brands, start-ups, contractors, headhunters …

How Briana Wilson Built MATTE Brand All By Herself

The 23 year-old designer has taken her Instagram boutique fashion farther than she ever imagined.<p>When Briana Wilson left Texas in January 2014 for …

Can Young Luxury Brands Bypass Wholesale?

More and more emerging fashion designers are adopting a direct-to-consumer model, wooed by the promise of higher margins and a closer relationship …

Op-Ed | Approach Africa with a New Mindset

Laura Eboa Songue<p>Op-Ed | All African Fashion Needs is Structure<p>The success of a pan-African fashion industry hinges on the continent getting more …

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They laughed when Diddy launched a fashion line. Then he changed the industry.

NEW YORK — Sean “Diddy” Combs is on the way. You know Combs: the suave guy in Ciroc vodka ads, the hip-hop impresario once known as Puffy, Puff Daddy and P. Diddy — the rapper who rarely performs anymore, the multimillion dollar man. He’s in the car, and that car is grinding through traffic on the …

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