Op-Ed | Are We Producing Too Many Fashion Designers?

A designer sketching | Source: Shutterstock

Though fashion schools produce thousands of design graduates each year, many of whom fail to launch their own labels or find jobs as designers at fashion houses, the fashion business and adjacent industries need graduates with fashion design degrees like never before, argues Professor Frances Corner, head of London College of Fashion.

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Students At Work

Susie Bubble wearing Beth Postle | Source: Style Du Monde

While still at school, fashion students are increasingly working with brands and retailers to earn valuable experience and build their profiles. Meanwhile, brands and retailers, as well as the fashion media, are seeking to unearth and tap the raw creativity of undiscovered talents at a younger age. Susie Bubble reports.

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Top 10 Campaigns of the Season

Prada Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign | Source: Prada

With hundreds of glossy spring/summer advertising campaigns set to populate major fashion magazines, Internet forums and social media platforms from Facebook to Tumblr to Pinterest, The Business of Fashion picks the Top 10 Campaigns of the Season. Which campaigns did you like most?

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Op-Ed | Garment Workers Deserve a Global Minimum Wage

Cambodian garment workers protest outside their factory | Source: Flickr

Garment manufacturing is global. But the rules that protect workers are not, creating a race to the bottom amongst poor countries aiming to attract foreign investment with the lowest wages and flimsiest safety standards. In the wake of recent tragedies and protests in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Haiti, it’s time for a global minimum wage, argues Tansy E. Hoskins.

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Op-Ed | Don’t Write Off Fashion Bloggers

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2014 at New York Fashion Week | Source: NowFashion

The organisers of New York Fashion Week aim to clean up an event that “has been swarmed with fashion bloggers, street-style photographers and fashion fans.” But bloggers — fashion’s resident outsiders — have a lot to bring to the table, argues Renata Certo-Ware.

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