"According to a report from Luca Solca and his luxury team at Exane BNP Paribas, the economics of ready-to-wear are “daunting,” with most brands losing money and using clothing simply as a communication tool."
"A new report by Cornerstone Capital Group claims that more than 6 million jobs are "likely will be automated out of existence in the coming years, leaving a large portion of the retail workforce at risk of becoming 'stranded workers."
South China Morning Post
"South Korea is already the home of fast fashion that’s bold and bright, and now a group of designers have banded together to turn heads with a sustainably produced ‘slow’ fashion collection"
Business Of Fashion
"Fashion brands are turning to manufacturers in Eastern Europe and Central America for greater agility and speed to market"
"Your organic cotton t-shirt may have actually used up more resources to produce than one made of conventionally grown cotton, and could have a greater overall impact on the environment."
"In the 1960s and ’70s, Anne Klein set the standard for professional, grown-up style. The company didn’t just dress women for the workforce. It epitomized their independence, confidence and multifaceted lives. But since the death of its namesake founder in 1974, the company had churned through a half-dozen designers and multiple owners."
"The artistic direction of fashion houses switches at breakneck speed, as brands fight for relevance and resonance. The Internet creates a constant stream of images and information, but despite this, there seems to be little room for deeper insights, analysis and historical contextualisation."
Business Of Fashion
"While some smaller labels are abandoning Cruise shows altogether, luxury megabrands continue to pour up to $10 million into elaborate spectacles. Is it worth the investment?"
"Smartphones, laptops, app distribution, voice assistants and AI, streaming music and video, cloud computing, online shopping, advertising — whatever it is, chances are it runs through the oligopoly in some way. The list of startups that have bought by the big five, meanwhile, is almost too long to count."