Fashion 101: Where do Fashion Trends Come From?

I’d like to do a Fashion 101 post about fashion trends and forecasting, since it’s an area that I work in, and find quite fascinating. In fact, I am going to write two posts on fashion trends, the first one… Continue Reading

Remembering The Noughties Part 2

Here is Part 2 of my summary of the last decade. Click here for Part 1. New Blood in the fashion industry and on the catwalks. Images from Christophe Decarnin for Balmain. Tomas Maier for Bottega Veneta. Christopher Bailey… Continue Reading

Can the backpack come back?

Backpacks are a terrifying accessory for me. There are VERY few nice ones, and they remind me of hiking and scary Canadian brands like Taiga and Mountain Equipment Co-op. However, I will not deny the benefits of a backpack. My… Continue Reading

Recession Fatigue

Here is an interesting term that has been coming up in the press recently: Recession Fatigue. A few retailers have noticed sales picking up, and apparently this is because of Recession Fatigue. Are people tired of being broke and suddenly… Continue Reading