Monthly Archives: January 2015

From Dandies to Dames: London Men’s Fashion Week A/W 2015

Menswear is serious business. The UK market grew by 18% between 2008 and 2013, with £12.9 billion of sales (£10.7 billion of which were online) in 2013, against womenswear sales of £24.9 million. Mintel predicts menswear sales will reach £19 billion by 1919, though womenswear sales should be well over £30 billion by then. Which key items […]

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A Sustainable Future for Fashion Trends?

The constant stream of new collections presupposes that consumers have an unquenchable desire for something new. In an article earlier this week, BOF (Business of Fashion) considers whether trends are relevant in a world where everyone wants the latest thing now. Seasonal order patterns have changed beyond all recognition, with some designers ditching them altogether, whilst others […]

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2015: A Vintage Year for Bright Old Things?

Contrary to the media portrayal of older people, not all are sitting at home feeling lonely. This is just as well, because according to Age UK, there are now around 14.7 million over-60s in the country – that’s nearly 23% of the population. It is predicted that the number aged 65 and over will rise by […]

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