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Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe world of fashion is one very dynamic industry that generates more than 3’000 Billion USD of sales every year. From ready-to-wear, to Couture, sportswear or even Childrenswear, it is a very juicy industry to work with. Here are the key facts and numbers you might want to know and that will define the incoming trends. From the 3 trillion USD, womenswear represent 621 Billion USD worldwide. The fashion business is a worldwide business Fashion is never out of fashion. A simple statement that means a lot. Today more than 5 million manufacturers maintain more than 2 million brands across the globe (source: Euromonitor). In the last 20 years, the fashion industry employed a lot of people. It went from 15 million employees back in the early 90’s to almost 30 million today. From this 3 trillion dollars business, 6 segments outstand from the rest. The leading category is Womenswear…

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWearing fur is nowadays a very sulfurous topic to talk about. Animal rights defenders will make you feel guilty to buy a fur coat as you might not have thought about the animal suffering that goes with the coat manufacturing. Well, a fur coat is made… of fur, meaning animal skin. Nevertheless, if you like the cosy, warm and stylish look of a fur coat, you need to discover FUZZ. A Swiss company designing their non-fur coats in Geneva and produce them in Paris. It is all false fur and they work very hard to give you the impression that it is as good as a true fur coat. Yet, it is all ethical as there is no animal involved. So FUZZ (and not Fur) will definitely conquer your heart of winter lover. While Fur consumption has increased since 2008, many names in the fashion industry as well in politics…

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe’re already months into the new year and, for many of us, not much about our lives has changed. And while the certainty of a steadfast routine can positively influence many aspects of life, it can also be boring. If you’re never changing, adapting, and growing, you’ll be left behind. Now, most men would default to changing up their wardrobe when it comes time for a change, but this can be extremely costly and time consuming. However, a simple hairstyle transformation can go a long way when revamping your style and look. The beauty of a hairstyle change is that it’s cheap and completely temporary – if you don’t like your new cut, it will grow back in a few weeks. When getting a new cut, it’s important to pick a hairstyle that is going to make a statement that is fashion-forward and awesome. Men’s haircuts with short sides and long…

5 Staple Fashion Items Everyone Should Own

5 Staple Fashion Items Everyone Should Own

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile fashion changes all the time, there are some staple items everyone should own, which can transform your look. Whatever your style, we have chosen to look at the five essential fashion products you should have in your closet or jewellery box. 1- A Luxury Watch Nothing quite screams style and sophistication quite like a luxury watch, which can add extravagance and elegance to any outfit. So, whether you are on a date, attending a formal event or on a night out with friends, you will stand out in the crowd for all the right reasons. In fact, for a timepiece with dual purposes, you should consider one of the many luxury smartwatches on the market right now, which offer fitness tracking and notification alerts. For example, you can track your health and fitness with a watch from Diesel, Armani or Kate Spade. So, not only will you look good, but…

10 Festive Fashion Trends to Wear at This Year’s Holiday Party

10 Festive Fashion Trends to Wear at This Year’s Holiday Party

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis year, make a grand entrance to your holiday parties with a festive look that’s sure to have you feeling confident and ready to celebrate. Whether you’re planning to attend a large company Christmas gala or a small gathering for New Year’s, there are many different looks that can instantly transform your ensemble into something that spreads more cheer. Here are 10 festive fashion trends to add to your outfit this year at your holiday parties. 1. Sequins There’s no better time of year than the holidays to add a little bit of shimmer to your dress. Try wearing something adorned with sequins this season. A shimmery top or a short skirt that sparkles could be a great way to add a little bit of fun to your outfit for a party. There are a few rules to follow when wearing sequins, such as less is more. Head to toe…

How To Dress Up For a Night At The Casino

How To Dress Up For a Night At The Casino

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this modern age, women have been putting glamour to the world of casinos. In past years, the rise of popular poker portals have casualized the gambling world. Casino wear has become much more laid back over the past recent years. As the famous casino professionals attending tournaments with regular home-wear clothes (baggy jeans and scruffy t-shirts), this style has become a trend in itself. However, there are still many people who uphold the spirit of casino fashion as many casino stars take pride in their image and the attention it collects. Indeed, what other ways there could possibly be, to get in a gambling mood for a night in top rated casinos in norway if by not the dressing part? So, go ahead and glam up your wardrobe with one of the following styles. The Sparkles and The Sequins Look It’s impossible not to get carried away by an…

Tips To Style Up At 40+ With Casual Clothes This Summer

Tips To Style Up At 40+ With Casual Clothes This Summer

Reading Time: 4 minutesCasual clothing makes us look and feel good in the hot summer days. With just a little time left for summer to set in most of you may be busy updating the wardrobe. Wearing casual clothes does not mean that you need to look too young or sloppy. There are a number of ways out there through which you can look stylish by wearing casual wear even at 40+. So in case you are planning to shop for casuals, then let me show you some tips and tricks that will make you look superb in the coming hot days. Special tops with jeans: Just like others, even I don’t like to dress up in a boring t-shirt over the jeans. Most of the time it looks simple and ends up showing the bumps and lumps giving me the most unflattered look. So the most effective way to upgrade the look…

How to Find Fashion Nirvana

How to Find Fashion Nirvana

Reading Time: 4 minutesDecades of consumerism have taught us we need 50 pairs of jeans and as many shoes in order to be satisfied with our wardrobe and ourselves. Welcome to Fashion Nirvana.

The Ultimate Guide – Summer Trends In 2016 You Can’t Miss

The Ultimate Guide – Summer Trends In 2016 You Can’t Miss

Reading Time: 4 minutesTrends change – that is common but your style should be perpetual. So what is the most recent style drift that characterizes this season? I have listed few trends from head to toes, you should be aware about it in 2016. Let’s explore –   Hats Trend Bucket hat are the new charm this season. Bucket cap at first may sound somewhat out-dated for a few individuals, yet the 90s pattern is in the season once more! Spring and summer are dependably the seasons for easygoing garments, so match the bucket cap with easygoing shorts or skirts would be your outfit to go in this spring and summer in 2016.  Top Summers are the perfect season for every girl to flaunt their well-trained body. Enchantment would at present be in trend for this spring and summer, exposed shoulder would be the main highlight in this summer. Coordinating the exposed shoulder…

Mugler fashion, the exceptional heritage in a dazzling future.

Mugler fashion, the exceptional heritage in a dazzling future.

Reading Time: 6 minutesThierry Mugler is a legend in the fashion industry. His style and his legacy became an endless source of inspiration for fashion artist from all over the world. The Fashion and Beauty House is fully owned by Clarins since 1998. The Clarins Group has since then helped to established the French luxury brand among the iconic names of fashion design and beauty products. The creator himself developed his full talent from the end of the 70’s until 2002. In 2002, Thierry Mugler decided to leave the fashion house and fully dedicate his time to other projects like theater, music-hall and other performances. Clarins kept a caring eye on the Mugler brand in order to keep alive the heritage of sophistication, quality and originality. 2013 was an important year for the brand. Sandrine Groslier was appointed as President Clarins Fragrance Group & Mugler Mode. Sandrine has worked for the beauty brand for several years….

J.M. Weston goes Neo-Punk with Charlie Casely-Hayford

J.M. Weston goes Neo-Punk with Charlie Casely-Hayford

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are trendy brands and there are brands which create trends. J.M. Weston is definitely a Brand and a luxury house that sets trends in terms of masculine elegance. This year the French brand revealed an extraordinary collaboration between the in-house Artistic Director Michel Perry and probably one of the most talented fashion designers of his generation: Charlie Casely-Hayford. Between tradition, style and a contemporary vision of modern elegance, J.M. Weston presented an edgy collection. You can read our full review here. To celebrate and illustrate the collaboration, J.M. Weston in partnership with Nowness, just revealed a video made from the collaboration of best visual talents. Piece of fine art. Shoemaker J. M. Weston pairs up with menswear designer Charlie Casely-Hayford to add his style to its 123-year tradition. Watch as Lyon-based filmmakers Gasface roam the streets of London with the maverick tailor and the French brand’s Creative Director Michel Perry, who…

J. M. Weston, the new Dandy has arrived

J. M. Weston, the new Dandy has arrived

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn terms of Masculine elegance, J. M. Weston is definitely a reference. You can ask any man around the world to quote 2 or 3 Shoes brand and you can be sure Weston will be one of them.  The great work of this manufacture over the years has proved that doing things in the right way always pays. Here is what JM Weston has been up to and you will see, the revival of the dandy is stronger than never. J. M. Weston, a matter of excellence at work. The story of this amazing luxury brand would start in 1891 when Edouard Blanchard founds a workshop in Limoges that specializes in manufacturing shoes. Then, the beginning of the new century opened the doors of traveling and his son, Eugène Blanchard decides to travel to the USA to learn the goodyear welting. It was in the city of Weston, close to Boston that…

The Art of Detail by Superdry

The Art of Detail by Superdry

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat makes the difference between a nice outfit and a great outfit? It’s not only the fabric quality or the cut; it’s the attention to detail. This is what Superdry proposes to us by way of their collaboration with Timothy Everest. Together they have reached new heights of style with their Men and Women lines. On one side is a British brand, well known for its unique urban clothing style mixing American vintage and Japanese graphics with the values of British tailoring. On the other hand is a bespoke tailor, trained by Savile Row icon Tommy Nutter, leader of the ‘New Bespoke Movement’ who is running an atelier in Spitalfields market and a store on Bond Street. But what can a famous British manufacturer and a traditional bespoke tailor have in common? “I knew of Timothy’s work,” says James Holder, Superdry’s design director. “But I suppose I hadn’t seen what we might have in…

Luxury News Up to the Minute

Luxury News Up to the Minute

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe world of luxury news is a fast moving and ever-changing place. Those who live in it struggle to keep up with the day by day changes that make it so popular. Your typical lifestyle magazine gets released on a monthly basis, which is plenty of time for the trends listed within it to have already become stale. It is also easy to find yourself out of the loop when it comes to sporting a look that is at its peak when you’re wearing it. A good fashion website can be exactly the thing to keep you in the loop on everything that is breaking in luxury news. Even if your favorite lifestyle magazine is doing its best to keep up with what is popular at the time, they’re always going to fall behind a fashion website that can update within minutes or just about every minute. With all the…

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