Fashion and culture: a relationship to be rebuilt

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday 24 February, Fashion Week had begun in Milan for two days: 190 events, including 60 physical fashion shows, dedicated to women’s collections for autumn winter 2022/2023. Suddenly Instagram stories and TikTok videos full of dresses, models and celebrities mixed with images of tanks, bombings and appeals for peace, and the fashion world – grappling with the first season of entirely live fashion shows after the virtual ones or canceled due to the coronavirus – found itself again in the middle of an emergency. Paris Fashion Week also not only showed off the newest trends for the Fall and Winter seasons, but touched on current political issues, such as the invasion of Ukraine. Dior threw fashion as a means of survival, launching Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday in full swing with a lineup of home classics, reworked – and redesigned – with technical preferences.

2022 August, 2nd update

Fashion and culture: a relationship to be rebuilt in the current context of “creative chaos”. Fashion and culture have a centuries-old relationship, but one that could probably benefit from a revision. Particularly because the post-George Floyd era ushered in a necessary demand for a cultural sensitivity that had previously been lacking in too many. [Fashion Brands Need a Cultural Transformation, and Collabs Aren’t the Cure-All – WWD]. (Read more)

2022 July, 27th update

Leather goods report. BoF Insights’ latest report, “The New Era of Designer Bags: Redefining Leather Goods” on designer bags and small leather goods, covers key changes in competition, including what, why, and how consumers shop in the U.S. and China. (Read more)

2022 July, 7th update

Export record of Türkiye’s clothing-footwear and accessories sector. Ready-to-wear and apparel in Türkiye broke its export record, totaling $8.8 billion between January and May, according to a report cited by Daily Sabah.  Land exports of leather goods and leather products from Türkiye in the first 3 months increased by 27% compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 503 million dollars, breaking all export records, si law on Fotoshoe. The evolution began in 2021, when  digital sales increased a lot. (Read more)

2022 June, 23rd update

Luxury Footwear Global Market Report 2022. Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the “Luxury Footwear Global Market Report 2022“. The global luxury footwear market is expected to grow from $24.37 billion in 2021 to $25.78 billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8%. The market is expected to grow to $32.48 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9%. (Read more)

2022 May, 24th update

If until a few years ago the sneaker could be considered a niche shoe, in the last period its explosion has transformed it into a real gold mine. The resale of sneakers is creating new markets and services. The growth in the digital ecosystem of sneakers suggests new opportunities. The sneaker category goes digital in both the primary and resale markets. “From resell to NFT, when a shoe is worth more than gold”, writes Alessandro Ranieri in “It’s time to invest in sneakers” on NSS magazine. (Read more)

2022 May, 4th update

Global high heels footwear market to rise 1.35% annually. The global market for high heel shoes is expected to increase by an annual average of 1.35 percent between 2021 and 2025, representing an accumulated gain of $1.70 billion over the period, according to a report published by the research and advisory company Technavio. (Read more)

2022 April, 27th update

Iranian fashion brands replace Western brands in Russia, according to a Press TV report. Western clothing and footwear brands are now expected to be replaced with Iranian ones in the Russian market within three years as Moscow faces increasing Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine. However, there are a number of organizational issues that need to be resolved first, the report says. (Read more)

2022 March, 29th update

Dior threw fashion as a means of survival, launching Paris Fashion Week in full swing with a lineup of home classics, reworked with technical preferences, associated with the Dainese logo, the famous motorcycle suit of the 1970s: “haute couture” combined with the technology of air-bags, conductive runways and D-Air Lab sensors. (Read more)