How the fashion industry thrives without IP protection


  In this TED Education video, media maven Johanna Blakeley looks at the effects of intellectual protection on various industries and shows how less protection encourages creativity, innovation, and dollars. The chart (above) clipped from her TED talk (below) shows the relative size of low-IP industries on the left (food, automobiles, fashion) versus high-IP industries […]

Fashion’s New Power Clique

Medine’s statement might’ve been in jest, but it’s not so incorrect. She and her contemporaries—all, for the most part, well under 30—are part of a rising group of fashion It girls who aren’t content with a Vogue assistant title. Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, these up-and-comers are forgoing personal assistant jobs and time in the […]

Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion

In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion. 3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced quick modeling jobs to printing companies. But as […]

How Fashion Brands Are Using Vine

The fashion industry immediately embraced Vine, Twitter’s 6-second video app, after it launched in February. It was no surprise Vine was suddenly so popular: The app was released just two weeks before New York Fashion Week kicked off, a time when behind-the-scenes runway shots were readily available to capture and share in 6-second loops. But […]

The World’s Top 50 Fashion Schools, Isabel Marant Collaborates With H&M, and …

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See Which Fashion Schools Made the Grade: We ranked the top 50 fashion schools around the world and got the inside scoop from students. Save Your Money and Your Sanity With These DIY Beauty Tips: Did you spend a fortune on the perfect lipstick just to have it melt in your beach bag? Should have […]

Pakistani Fashion Designer’s ‘Be My Slave’ Shoot Called ‘Racist’

A magazine photo shoot for an emerging fashion designer’s collection has touched off anger throughout Pakistan for its depiction of a dark-skinned child serving as a slave to a fair-skinned model. The clothing collection on display in the “Be my Slave” spread published in Diva magazine issue 106 is by Aamna Aqeel, who made her […]

Maisie Schloss, Emma Hastil, Emily Levine: Who Is the Next Fashion Star to …

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Prepare to meet the new Marc Jacobs. Like the spring and fall shows that drive the fashion industry, the month of May plays host to a bevy of collections presented by renowned fashion-design programs across the U.S. It’s there where bright young designers show off their talents to industry professionals and fellow students alike. From […]

New Condé Nast School Offers Front-Row View of Fashion Industry

Now Ms. Ciszewska is one of the first 45 students at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design, enrolled in a 10-week course meant to introduce them to topics like the fashion calendar, the history of fashion, important designers, fashion journalism, retail, business, marketing and public relations. “The only thing we’re not teaching them […]

The Real Costs Of Cheap Fashion

Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: There is another story now that speaks to the way the world is interconnected in ways we sometimes don’t think much about. We want to talk now about that horrific building collapse in […]

Victoria Beckham plans UK store as juggles family and fashion

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said life as a working mother is a struggle but she relishes the challenge and plans to expand her empire with a retail store in London. As mother to three boys – Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, and Cruz, 8 – […]