African fashion is not merely following trends in the global fashion scene. The continent is constantly reinventing and perfecting a traditional look, while presenting designs in stylistic ways to compliment contemporary fashion.
We’ve seen designers such as Marc Jacobs walk a thin line with culture appropriation. However, it seems as though this may be a mistake many fashion brands find difficult to avoid.
Luxury brands testing the “design it yourself” trend, and consumer buy-in is constantly growing. Should consumers be trusted to style and design their own outfits?
Big brands such as Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Bottega Veneta are dropping the standalone men’s fashion show, folding them into the women’s show as one event…
It’s hard to imagine that popular high-fashion brands with big budgets would ever be pressed to copy an unknown designer’s work. However, if history has taught us anything, this happens – often.
ELLE is on the hunt for a fashion blogger who is perfectly attuned to what’s new on the streets and the catwalks. Who else can’t wait to see who the ELLE Style Reporter is for 2016!