EDGE Market & News, sustainable EDGE

Fashion for Good, the world’s first museum for sustainable fashion opens in Amsterdam

Join the movement!  With the focus on fashion consumerism and the circular economy, Fashion for Good museum is the first interactive museum dedicated for sustainable fashion. Amsterdam — Fashion for Good, the global initiative for sustainable fashion, has opened the doors of its museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, today. The space aims to show visitors […]

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EDGE Market & News, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Unknown Fact – The U.S. Fashion Industry Employs More Than 1.8 Million People

The fashion industry—including retailers, manufacturers, designers and wholesalers—employs more than 1.8 million people in the United States. It relies on workers in a wide range of occupations, including fashion designers, market research analysts, graphic design artists, computer systems developers, patternmakers, sewing machine operators, retail sales workers, wholesale buyers, accountants and business operations specialists.The U.S. fashion […]

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EDGE Market & News, EDGE-ucation

The State of Fashion 2017

The U.S. fashion industry has changed dramatically since the early part of the 20th century when its main focus was manufacturing. In 1931, the Garment District in New York was home to the highest concentration of clothing manufacturers in the world. – The New Economy of Fashion | Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress   […]

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EDGE Market & News, EDGE-ucation

The New Economy of Fashion

There are strong signs of a bright future for sectors of the fashion industry—primarily in design and high tech manufacturing. Fashion is a multi-trillion dollar global industry, encompassing everything from textile and apparel brands to wholesalers, importers and retailers. Over a trillion dollars is spent annually on apparel and footwear around the globe, with nearly […]

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EDGE Market & News

Does The Fashion Awards cater to the establishment?

Are diversity and difference recognized from a new generation from what was formerly known as the British Fashion Awards?  The ceremony awards those for their contribution to the fashion industry. From i-D, Anders Christian Madsen, tells us his perspective in his piece, 2016: the year the gvasalias conquered fashion:

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EDGE Market & News

Fashion Weeks, Are They Really Relevant?

We spend an enormous amount of money and energy to stage an event that creates excitement too far in advance of when the collection is available to the consumer. –Tom Ford, WWD Are Fashion Week runway events still relevant?   Is this model in crisis mode and what role does it really play in the […]

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EDGE Market & News

Fashion + FILM: The New Frontier

EDGE brings you this feature on Fashion + Film: The New Frontier by Gabriel C. Salazar . . . The phrase ‘fashion film’ . . . an artistic expression through the use of digital media and fashion as the main vehicle of the film. As technology progressively becomes more advanced, many creatives are turning to […]

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Dubai | The Road To A Fashion Ecosystem

Dubai – beyond its endless luxury shopping malls and over-the-top conspicuous consumption culture – is paying attention to creative emerging talent.   Emerging local designers and international brands are making a go at tapping into this mega fashion retail capital. Dubai is building a fashion ecosystem, developing an infrastructure that not only supports the retail climate, […]

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EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Market & News

Africa | The Emerging Fashion Market

Out of Africa comes an emerging fashion market which plays an important role in this global enterprise. This market is true to the African culture and the consumers are responding to the newness that African designers present against the sea of sameness so prevalent in the industry. Redefine your perception of Africa.  With the growth […]

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EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Market & News, EDGExposition

EDGE Out of Africa

The industry needs fresh blood. Armani is tired. Galliano is trying to resuscitate himself. McQueen is gone. Gucci is failing to reinvigorate and Prada needs a new creative team. It’s time for the big fashion investors to start looking to Africa. Not appropriating our themes, but taking on our design talent. – Johannesburg designer David […]

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Knock, Knock. . .Who’s There?. . .Asia

Opportunity knocks in Asia for those brave and progressive U.S. emerging designers [EDGE]. Do you have a global business strategy that taps into the East’s demand for fashion from the West? Here are a few tidbits of what’s going on in the Asia market: The Chinese are still the biggest buyers of luxury goods globally, […]

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EDGE Market & News

Fashion Trends, Are They For Real?

There’s always a hunger for the next thing, a need to start a new movement.  That’s true of media and “brand” created fashion trends, where trends are dictated for commercial reasons. Dressing normal is the Fall 2014 Gap campaign and many of you have heard of the “normcore” trend. Personally I think this “normal” trend […]

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EDGE Looks to China

Chinese consumers hold foreign brands in high esteem.  “In the 1950s and 1960s the world economy was transformed by the emergence of the American consumer.  Now China seems poised to become the next consumption superpower.  In all likelihood, it has just overtaken Japan to become the world’s second-biggest consumer economy.  Its roughly $3.3 trillion in […]

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