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Ludovic de Saint Sernin leaves Ann Demeulemeester
Barely six months after Ludovic de Saint Sernin was appointed creative director of Ann Demeulemeester the house has announced the departure of the designer. No successor has been named.
Southeast Asia seeks global recognition for 'special' kebaya craft
What makes kebayas special is that they are worn by women of all ethnic backgrounds in a diverse region, according to Lim Yu Lin, who co-runs the family business her grandmother founded in 1955.
Giorgio Armani to stage One Night Only in Venice
Giorgio Armani will stage his latest One Night Only fashion and soirée event in September in Venice amidst the celebrations for the lagoon city’s annual film festival, its 80th edition.
Apparel makers in cyclone-hit Bangladesh consider rare, expensive airlifts for exports
Apparel makers in Bangladesh are considering rare bulk exports by air to Europe and the United States, as they race to meet deadlines and avoid cancellations after a cyclone delayed shipments.
Threads giant Coats hurt by de-stocking, tough comparisons as sales dip
Tough year-ago comparisons and a slowdown in customer demand meant Coats Group sales numbers took a hit in the three-month trading period to 30 April.
Marimekko has weaker Q1 but focus on Asia will be key
Marimekko’s Q1 results on Tuesday showed a 2% sales drop and comparable operating profit below the record-high comparison period a year ago.
Adeju Thompson of Lagos Space Programme wins Woolmark Prize 2023
Adeju Thompson, founder of Nigeria-based Lagos Space Programme, has won the International Woolmark Prize for 2023, nabbing first place in the oldest and most esteemed fashion award.
Dr Julie King is new chair of the ASBCI
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) has a new chair and an additional vice-chair.
Maroc in Mode textiles trade show ready for 20th edition in Casablanca
The Moroccan trade show, organised by the local textile and apparel industry association, will feature textile producers and garment makers exhibiting on May 10-12 in Casablanca.
Flower power is key to new Puma x Liberty collaboration
Sportswear giant Puma and luxury department store Liberty are partnering again for a special collaboration, with each brand “sowing its own storied past into this new range of bold floral designs”.
Sri Lanka apparel exports to drop by $1 billion in 2023, trade body says
Sri Lanka's apparel export earnings could slump by $1 billion this year, a top industry expert said on Wednesday, as slowing global demand hits the crisis-hit South Asian country.
World's apparel and sneakers hub Vietnam struggles as US ban on Xinjiang cotton bites
Tighter US rules to ban imports from China's Xinjiang are compounding pressure on Vietnam's apparel and footwear makers, hitting a sector that has already shed nearly 90,000 jobs since October.
PrimaLoft launches insulating material derived from plastic waste collected near coastlines
PrimaLoft has announced the market launch of a new generation of insulating material derived from plastic waste collected primarily near coastlines, with Helly Hansen and Isbjörn of Sweden as its first clients.
Which? probe finds rip-off pricing, fake 'handmade' goods on Etsy
Last week,Etsy enjoyed a glowing report that the business was regarded as the best marketplace for sellers and buyers. This week it's facing accusations of its sellers pushing fake handmade goods and overcharging.
Woolmark Company reveals finalists' collections via Joan Jonas link-up
Woolmark has unveiled the collections from the 2023 International Woolmark Prize (IWP) finalists and it has enlisted “creative game-changers” Joan Jonas, Taylour Paige and Loyle Carner to help.
Arts Thread 2023 Global Design Graduate Show launches, Gucci returns as sponsor
Arts Thread has launched its Global Design Graduate Show 2023, with luxury fashion house Gucci returning as the exclusive sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.