Heritage luxury fashion brands have been pretty slow to get on board with digital. But in the past couple of years, several fashion companies have worked hard to get their acts together: Houses like Burberry and Gucci have been particularly successful in engaging people on social media and delivering seamless e-commerce experiences, while Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi have made plenty of targeted efforts as well.
When Vogue asked five online powerhouses about what sold in 2017, there was confirmation of what we expected-Alessandro Michele is still the King Midas of Gucci; everything he touches is retail gold, while the desire for Balenciaga knows no bounds-and more than a few surprises; who knew that the fanny pack would virtually obliterate the concept of the It bag?
Jonathan Saunders is exiting his role as chief creative officer of DVF, effective immediately.
The photos, and the videos that go with them, will probably be greeted with the same nostalgic mayhem that met the Versace show finale. Supermodelmania, the 21st-century version, is reaching its apogee. So perhaps it's time to figure out where it came from, and what the word even means in 2017.
Virgil Abloh is fashion's most talked-about multitasker. The Illinois native has worn so many hats that we can run out of hyphens describing him. Engineer. Architect. DJ. Designer. Ikea collaborator. Watch the Throne art director. Kanye West's creative director. He's done it all.
From VETEMENTS appropriating discount culture, to Louis Vuitton selling its own counterfeit handbags, and Dolce & Gabbana promoting its own boycott. These are all examples of how some of the biggest names in fashion have mastered the art of self-mockery. For some, self-mockery is considered an artistic rhetoric.
Jil Sander is fresh-faced and smiling as a brisk wind blows through the garden of the museum in Frankfurt am Main. No matter that the image of the German designer who defined female fashion over four decades is seen through a series of photographs.
With the end of the year fast-approaching, the time has come for all of those end-of-year round-ups. Along with the highest-paid models and the most liked brands on Instagram, new research by fashion search platform Lyst has now revealed this year's most looked up terms. Taking the top spot was 'power', although maybe it referred to a lack of it?
Remember this time last year, when we couldn't wait for 2016 to end and half-joked that it was the worst year ever? Let's just say we spoke too soon. This was arguably a worse year across the board, but here's the silver lining: 2017 also became a stage for certain causes to shine, including sustainability in fashion, which is the second-most polluting industry in the world.
Though originally conceived as a means to promote and sell works by emerging artists, Art Basel has become an event where creative and business minds across multiple fields flock to annually en masse to network, socialize and take part in an endless mashup of day-long partying.
If you've been buying your Coty makeup on Amazon's European marketplaces, expect your options to shrink. The European Union's top court has ruled that luxury brands can prohibit even their authorized distributors from selling on third-party marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, and others.
There was once a time when Kabul was known as the "Paris of Central Asia." Between the 1950s and 1970s, Afghanistan experienced a now-unimaginable period of stability, democratic reform, and liberalism. The country's fashion reflected this era: Old photos show women out on the streets in short skirts, chic scarves, and beehive hairdos.
Mr. Michele, who calls himself "a passionate student of antique jewelry," has resurrected animalier styles, like those of the midcentury American jewelry designer David Webb, and for this new collection he has employed some vintage techniques like the intricate hand engraving used to create the animals' faces, skipping the rhodium plating now common on white gold so it retains a yellowish cast, and the use of old-fashioned raised settings for the tiny diamonds spangled across the fishtail of a ring.
Farfetch, the other big name, is a online marketplace for 500 independent luxury boutiques and 200 brands as well as the owner of the bricks-and-mortar store Browns in London. The stakes are high.
The Italian fashion house Gucci has confirmed that its offices in Milan and Florence were raided last week over suspected tax evasion.
As Angela Missoni marks 20 years at the helm of her family’s iconic label, Joan Juliet Buck travels to Italy to break bread with the designer and reminisce with the clan.
With labels like North Face and Napapirji becoming the most coveted on the high street, fashion and serious outdoor wear are finally coming together in menswear.