• Two accessories falling from grace

    10 days ago - By Fashion United

    Accessories can make an outfit go from basic to wow, which may help explain why bags, jewelry, watches, sunglasses, belts, gloves and scarves account for no less than 18 percent of the fashion market. Not only is the category significant, it is also growing: according to retail technology firm Edited, fashion retailers around the world offered 4 percent more accessories last quarter than they did the same period last year.
    However, not all accessories are created equal: some are becoming more popular, while others are falling out of fashion. Interested in finding out which ones? Edited...
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  • French Fashion Forum Addresses Digital Revolution in Retail

    French Fashion Forum Addresses Digital Revolution in Retail

    10 days ago - By WWD

    PARIS - “What consumers want today is to enter a brand universe that has a real editorial point of view. As long as department stores don't understand that, it will be difficult for them.”
    So said Ulric Jerome, chief executive officer of Matchesfashion.com, speaking at the third edition of the Forum de la Mode, or Fashion Forum, at the French Finance Ministry on Nov. 7.
    The French businessman was part of a round table titled “The Digital Revolution of Distribution” alongside Emma François, founder of Sessùn; Jean-Bernard Della Chiesa, director of innovation for Etam group; Nicolas Ivars of...
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  • These startups want to make fashion sustainable and Fashion for Good will help them

    10 days ago - By Fashion United

    Five more startups have been selected to join Fashion for Good's scaling program, which provides companies looking to make fashion more sustainable with a boost to scale up their businesses. These are the newcomers:
    Ecovative , a New York-based startup developing sustainable materials from Mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. They have created Mycoflex, a high-performance foam that can be used in footwear, accessories, outerwear and lingerie. “Biological materials from wood to leather have been used for centuries but are confined to the geometry of a tree or a cow. At Ecovative we...
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