Tool manufacturer Fiskars releases debut streetwear collection

Finnish heritage tool manufacturer Fiskars is making its first foray into fashion with a collection of “modern garden-wear staples”. The 11-piece clothing line was designed by Aalto University graduate Maria Korkeila and presented as part of the Pitti Uomo menswear collections in Florence this month. It features multi-functional, unisex fashion and accessories, including a jacket […]

Competition: win a BLCKCHRM Yalta 3.0 backpack by Chrome Industries

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with urban apparel brand Chrome Industries to give our readers the chance to win a BLCKCHRM Yalta 3.0 backpack, which can store a 15-inch laptop. Entries are limited to our readers based in the Americas, Europe or the UK, three of whom will receive a black 22X Yalta […]

Carlings releases “world’s first augmented-reality T-shirt”

Wearers can update their clothing with new political messaging each day, with the augmented-reality The Last Statement T-shirt from Swedish retailer Carlings. Developed for the brand by creative agency Virtue, the T-shirt is nearly blank to the naked eye. Viewed through a phone, however, it sports a bold, animated design that comments on a political topic of […]

Adaptive clothing with graphic prints designed to ease Parkinson’s disease

The striped patterns on Monika Dugar’s Reset clothing collection are not just for aesthetic impact — they’re meant to aid mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease by “resetting” the brain. A recent graduate of the London College of Fashion, Dugar was inspired to design the collection for her final-year project after her father was diagnosed […]

Operio collection by Dead Lotus Couture aims to put latex “in every wardrobe”

London fashion label Dead Lotus Couture has launched a new collection of retro womenswear made of natural latex and fake fur. The Operio collection is “inspired by cult cinema, decadent disco and menacing monsters,” according to the label. Named after the Latin word for “to conceal”, the collection features 12 made-to-measure outfits influenced by 1970s […]

Virgil Abloh creates streetwear collection for the Musée du Louvre

Prolific fashion designer Virgil Abloh has created a capsule collection in collaboration with Paris’s Musée du Louvre that includes tee-shirts and hoodies decorated with paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. The collection produced by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh was created to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Abloh, who is the artistic director […]

Adidas and Fabio Novembre reinvent the classic varsity jacket

Adidas has partnered with designer Fabio Novembre to create patches for its VRCT jacket — a customisable and adaptive take on the American college classic. Novembre Studio designed the font for the varsity – or VRCT – jacket, a style that has been associated with college sports since the Harvard University baseball team debuted their […]

Rei Kawakubo designs costumes for Vienna State Opera

Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo has created the costumes for a Vienna State Opera production of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. The costumes for the production, which premiered on 8 December, follow a presentation of ideas at Paris Fashion Week in June, and a Comme des Garcons clothing collection in September. All three were inspired by […]

Craig Green’s oversized Moncler puffer suit can be rolled up like a sleeping bag

Menswear designer Craig Green‘s latest contribution to the Moncler Genius project are voluminous puffer ensembles that can be deflated for travelling. This marks Green‘s third collection released as part of the Moncler Genius initiative, in which a cast of different designers share their take on the “Moncler identity”, including the brand’s hallmark down jackets. The […]

Vollebak designs jacket that lets the wearer sleep in space

Experimental clothing brand Vollebak‘s Deep Sleep Cocoon jacket is designed to allow people to sleep anywhere, including in space. The Deep Sleep Cocoon jacket has been designed by Vollebak so that people wearing it can sleep in the most difficult conditions. It was created specifically for space where sleeping can be difficult due to noise […]

Harry Nuriev stuffs vinyl sofa with old Balenciaga clothing

Crosby Studios’ founder Harry Nuriev has teamed up with Balenciaga to create a transparent vinyl couch filled with worn and discarded clothing from the French fashion brand. Architect and designer Nuriev and Balenciaga unveiled the oblong couch at this year’s Design Miami 2019. It is intended to promote “environmentally conscious design” by converting worn or disposed garments […]

Kengo Kuma designs his first ever trainer for Asics

For his first footwear design, architect Kengo Kuma has created a trainer in collaboration with Japanese sports brand Asics that draws on the craft of bamboo knitting. The shoe’s upper consists of a slip-on mono-sock, overlaid with a criss-crossing pattern of clean, white strips. It mimics the way that a supple material like bamboo is […]

Ross Lovegrove creates crystal trophy with internal double helix for Fashion Awards 2019

Ross Lovegrove has designed this year’s Fashion Awards trophy, which consists of a laser-cut DNA double helix that appears to be suspended inside a monolithic crystal. The Welsh designer was commissioned by the British Fashion Council and Swarovski to create the award, which will be handed out during an awards ceremony in London’s Royal Albert […]

The Arrivals designs Aer parka with pocket that blocks mobile phone signal

New York fashion brand The Arrivals has created a puffer jacket with a Faraday pocket that blocks cellular and GPS signals on smartphones, to encourage wearers to switch off and “reconnect with the outdoors”. The parka’s chest pocket is lined in a combination of polyester, copper and nickel, and blocks radio-frequency identification (RFID), Near Field […]

Tuo Lei designs DIY streetwear from festival tents to be kept as souvenirs

ÉCAL graduate Tuo Lei has created a fashion collection from abandoned festival tents, based on simplified patterns that can be replicated at home with just basic sewing skills and the accompanying instructions. The P+365 project turns the tents collected from a given festival into a series of raincoats, caps, bags and bucket hats, with the aim […]

Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign loan tied to sustainability targets

Prada has signed a £42.9 million loan with banking group Crédit Agricole, with repayment terms conditional to meeting key targets around the sustainability of its products and operations. According to Prada – which also owns subsidiary brand Miu Miu – this marks the first time that a luxury brand has procured a sustainability-linked loan. In […]

The Met’s Costume Institute announces time-travelling theme for Spring 2020 exhibition

Fashion “flashbacks and fast-forwards” will be the theme of next year’s major fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with exhibition design by Es Devlin. Called About Time: Fashion and Duration, the spring 2020 exhibition at the Met’s Costume Institute will explore the nature of time. It will form part of […]

Sun Lee reworks traditional Korean craft into clothes made from paper

South Korean designer Sun Lee has created a six-piece collection of clothing from traditional Korean paper which has been cut, torn and rolled by hand. Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lee developed the fashion collection, called Consumption of Heritage, after seeing the amount of clothes waste thrown away at the end of every season. “This collection is based on […]

Charlotte McCurdy creates “carbon-negative” raincoat from algae bioplastic

New York designer Charlotte McCurdy has fashioned a water-resistant jacket from a plastic made of algae, which captures existing CO2 from the atmosphere. The garment is made from a bioplastic material McCurdy developed that consists entirely of biopolymers derived from algae. “The jacket is carbon-negative because it is made of marine macro-algae that expands our […]

Bodice clothes are for the women “challenging conventions” in Indian society

Fashion designer Ruchika Sachdeva’s label Bodice is developing a “new language of modernity” for women in India who want a minimalist alternative to traditional garments or designer formalwear. Sachdeva set up Bodice after studying in the UK at the London College of Fashion, and undertaking internships with designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon. […]

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