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Vogue.com’s Editors Discuss the Highs and Lows of Milan Fashion Week. Sally Singer, Vogue Creative Digital Director The Milan collections kicked off with a lunch, hosted by Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, in the studio where the sets and costumes for La Scala are created and archived.

Vogue.com’s Editors Discuss the Highs and Lows of Milan Fashion Week

It was a magnificent beginning to an energized week. With very few exceptions, all of the leading and emerging Italian designers were in attendance, and everyone seemed determined to present a unified, upbeat force. The speeches and conversation turned to global elections and refugees, and there was a feeling of seriousness and purpose. What a welcome to Milan. See Now-Buy is Taking Effect and the Result May Not be So Fashionable. Others have resisted.

See Now-Buy is Taking Effect and the Result May Not be So Fashionable

Designer Ermanno Scervino said in March that his clothes take time to make and he has no plans to follow other labels selling their items straight off the catwalk, effectively bridging the traditional six-month runway-to-retail gap. "It is not for me, it is not for (products of) excellence," Scervino told Reuters.

"We have long (designing) time frames. I am not interested. " What's Going On With China's Stock Markets And Economy? I’ve spent the past few weeks in China.

What's Going On With China's Stock Markets And Economy?

Perhaps most noteworthy, I was in China when its stock markets closed trading early when its circuit breakers triggered. And, as we all know and witnessed, as China’s market valuations were precipitously dropping, many of the world’s markets followed suit. What’s going on, what’s going to happen, and what should we do? To find the answers to these questions, I spent every day these past two weeks reading the local Chinese news and also the news from abroad, studying the daily releases of Chinese economic reports, talking to local journalists (both print and television) in China, and talking to high level corporate executives in China. I combined all of this new information with the knowledge that I already had on China. Luxury goods group LVMH says slowdown in China has affected sales. LVMH has became the first major luxury goods provider to say the stock market collapse in China over the summer has affected sales, particularly at its flagship Louis Vuitton brand.

Luxury goods group LVMH says slowdown in China has affected sales

The world’s biggest luxury group, which owns more than 70 brands including the jeweller Bulgari and the fashion labels Fendi and Celine, said on Tuesday that it had seen spending growth rates by Chinese buyers slow down more abroad than at home. Jean-Jacques Guiony, the chief financial officer, told an investor conference call on third-quarter sales: “The Chinese stock market collapse has taken its toll and we expect this to have an impact only for a few months.

Fashion Accessories - UK - January 2016 - Market Research Report. “The fashion accessories market has faced a more challenging year in 2015 due to a slowdown in the luxury market.

Fashion Accessories - UK - January 2016 - Market Research Report

The handbags category, which accounts for half the market, has seen growth slow as consumers are opting for mid-priced bags over luxury labels and due to a trend for smaller styles such as cross-body bags. In this climate it has become even more important for brands and retailers to focus on engaging with aspirational Millennial shoppers and to develop collections that appeal to them, as well as to tap into the growth opportunities provided by wearable technology.”– Tamara Sender, Senior Fashion Analyst This report examines the following questions: How is the fashion accessories market performing?

What can retailers/brands to do encourage purchasing? The fashion accessories market is seeing slower growth as the slowdown in the luxury market is impacting sales. Prada and the luxury goods sector sales and results. Prada: Not cutting it.

Prada and the luxury goods sector sales and results

Prada Despite a soaring global economy, Prada, Gucci, and LVMH all seem to be stumbling, with revenues flat or in decline. Stagnation in the business of luxury goods is a surprise: Both the US and Europe are experiencing decent economic growth. China's economy is still growing at 7% a year. The New Age of Fashion? Designers unveil seasonless fashion collections. Photo: Farrukh@flickr.

The New Age of Fashion? Designers unveil seasonless fashion collections

The New Age of Fashion? Designers unveil seasonless fashion collections. Untitled. Untitled. Login to Mintel Reports - Mintel Group Ltd. Global fashion industry statistics - International apparel. Total trade of clothing and textiles: 726 billion dollars The most traded apparel and textile products are non-knit women’s suits, knit sweaters, knit T-shirts and non-knit men’s suits.

Global fashion industry statistics - International apparel

Non-knit women’s suits: 54.6 billion dollars, 7.5 percent Knit sweaters: 52.8 billion dollars, 7.3 percent Non-knit men’s suits: 43.4 billion dollars, 6 percent Knit T-shirts: 36.9 billion dollars, 5.1 percent Knit Women’s suits: Knit women’s suits: 28.2 billion dollars, 3.9 percent Light rubberized knitted fabric: 23.9 billion dollars, 3.3 percent Synthetic filament yarn woven fabric: 20.9 billion dollars, 2.9 percent Raw cotton: 18.9 billion dollars, 2.6 percent Non-retail synthetic yarn: 18.8 billion dollars, 2.6 percent China is the largest exporter of apparel in the world, it has exported for 265 billion dollars in 2014.

India is the second largest exporter with 38.7 billion dollars of clothing exports. Total trade of footwear and headwear: 139 billion dollar. Prada Dips Its Toes Into 'See Now, Buy Now' The fashion industry as a whole has been somewhat at odds regarding the "see now, buy now" calendar model.

Prada Dips Its Toes Into 'See Now, Buy Now'

Some — most notably Burberry, Tom Ford and Vetements — have eschewed the traditional fashion calendar for one that promises less waiting for consumers, allowing them to purchase what they see on the runway immediately after it's unveiled, or not long after. Others, such as executives at the Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode (French fashion's governing organization), voted unanimously against the new "see now, buy now" system, arguing that waiting in fact creates desire. But what works for one brand might not necessarily work for another, an idea which Prada seems aware of.

96 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts for 2016. It is a fact of the internet that every click, every view and every sign-up is recorded somewhere.

96 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts for 2016

Depending on your view, this is either very creepy or fantastically interesting. As we’re data nerds here at Brandwatch we fall firmly in the second camp. We come across all sorts of interesting stats about social media sites and users, so we’ve collated the best of them in this bumper facts list. Social Media Statistics & Facts. One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the internet.

The lovechild of the World Wide Web is social media, which comes in many forms, including blogs, forums, business networks, photo-sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks. The power of social networking is such that, the number of worldwide users is expected to reach some 2.95 billion by 2020, around a third of Earth’s entire population. An estimated 650 million of these users are expected to be from China alone and approximately a third of a million from India. 'Vogue' And Neiman Marcus Say Fashion Bloggers Are Ruining Style And Undercutting Sales. As Fashion Week kicks off in Paris today, two of the industry’s longstanding authorities are throwing shade at a crop of digital influencers who have risen to new prominence. In a Milan Fashion Week roundup from Vogue, for instance, the magazine’s creative digital director Sally Singer spoke out against the fashion blogger phenomenon. “Note to bloggers who change head-to-toe, paid-to-wear outfits every hour: Please stop.

Find another business. You are heralding the death of style.” Added fashion news editor Alessandra Codinha: “It seems to be all about turning up, looking ridiculous, posing, twitching in your seat as you check your social media feeds, fleeing, changing, repeating.” And Vogue wasn’t the only entity to take a swipe at social media. Has Social Media had a Positive Impact on the Fashion Industry? In 1870, clothier Charles Frederick Worth was pay-rolling over 1,000 employees, and was manufacturing several hundred garments to be sold each week. Commonly regarded as the founder of haute couture, the hard-toiling Englishman was the first recorded individual to sew his own label in each garment, thereby constituting the earliest form of a clothing brand.

Worth’s marketing strategy was built around word-of-mouth, there were no sponsored tweets or Google smart ads that brands of today benefit from. Worth was also known for preparing several designs for each season, which were shown off by live models to select clients of the Worth brand. How Social Media Is Changing Fashion Week As We Know It. Until very recently, the entire fashion industry’s schedule revolved around New York Fashion Week and the handful of other showcases held each year in major fashion capitals.

But now a handful of prominent labels—including Rebecca Minkoff, Tom Ford, Burberry, and Vetements—are out to change all that. Instead of following the traditional timeline of showing fall designs in the spring and then making them available to consumers in September, these rebels have decided to show collections that are available for sale right away. This sudden shake-up has many people in the industry questioning what the future of fashion week looks like. Minkoff first announced her decision to change her rollout back in December. The Ever Changing Industry: A Social Media Love Story.

In the week that Grace Coddington branded Instagram ‘pathetic’, we explore the most on-off love story of modern times, the relationship between the discerning world of fashion and the cruel mistress that is social media. Did social media kill fashion week once and for all? NEW YORK – Is anyone paying attention? That's the question I asked throughout New York Fashion Week this season, when the entire front row was too busy Snapchatting their favorite looks, using specific geofilters for their videos, Instagramming shots within seconds of seeing an outfit. How social media are killing the notion of the old-fashioned catwalk.

Instagram reveals just how addicted fashion fans are. Certain labels might be banning it from their runway shows but, as a platform for discovering brands, following your favourite designers and as a democratising tool to grant virtual access behind the scenes of major fashion houses, Instagram is unmatched. Now, results of a new report compiled by the app on the habits of European fashion fans has revealed the ins and outs of Insta activity. Burberry uses first ever Snapcode to let in-store customers unlock online Snapchat content. The Snapcode allows in-store shoppers to scan a barcode using their mobile device to unlock content from Burberry’s new campaign for male fragrance Mr Burberry. 02e7e538b480d02789000000. Untitled. Kendall Jenner’s Estée Lauder advert - Lip Potion Video.

Models Are Now Taking Runway Selfies. 10 Best Fashion Social Media Campaigns - The Keyhole Blog. Fashion industry have it easy when it comes to social media campaigns. A Runway Show Featured Models Wearing Snapchat Filters IRL. The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and More. 8 Fashion Snapchat Accounts to Follow This Fashion Week. How Fashion and Retail Brands Are Using Snapchat. Are ‘See Now, Buy Now’ Shows Driving Sales? How fashion brands are taking Instagram from gimmick to strategic. London Fashion Week is officially kicking off tomorrow (18 February), which can only mean one thing – fashion brands are working overtime. Social media listening means big business for retailers. How social media has revolutionised the fashion industry. Is social media transforming the fashion industry? – Online Influence. How social media has changed the fashion industry - BBC Newsbeat.

How social media is transforming the fashion industry.