Fresh from a circuit of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Imran Amed shares his first-hand observations on China’s fast-changing fashion market.
With China set to overtake the US as the world’s largest apparel market by 2017, the Asia-Pacific region is producing more and more high-calibre design talents producing highly creative collections at commercially savvy price points, observes Joseph Quartana, former buyer at Seven New York and the creative director of contemporary e-tailer Inverted Edge.
As the Christmas season approaches, millions of Westerners will flock to charity shops to donate their second-hand clothes. But the multi-billion dollar global market for used clothing is not what it seems, posing difficult questions for those hoping to do good by donating, argues Tansy Hoskins.
In town for the Flanders Fashion Institute’s “Fashion Talks” conference, Imran Amed reflects on the fashion ecosystem that has taken root in Antwerp.
Should small fashion labels accept painful payment terms from prestigious retailers in order to gain greater brand visibility, credibility and sales?