Fashion & luxury

Branding, retail design, and innovation in fashion & luxury

The Native on the rise of Nigerian youth culture

Since launching in 2016, the Native has grown from a magazine and festival into one of Nigeria’s most-respected cultural commentators. We speak to the collective about how Nigerian youth culture is making its mark everywhere from Lagos to London

How fashion found its funny side

Fashion is often perceived to be a serious business, but a wave of brands and creatives are tapping into their sense of humour for ad campaigns and visual communications. We explore what has prompted the industry’s changing tastes

Reshaping the face of tech with Catty Taylor

Through her inclusive tech collective Digi-Gxl and the Institute of Digital Fashion — a URL × IRL initiative shaking up the fashion industry — artist Catty Taylor is pushing the social and cultural boundaries of technology

Inside M/M (Paris)

This month sees design legends M/M (Paris) release an epic second volume of their monograph, M to M of M/M (Paris), plus host museum exhibitions in both Paris and Shanghai. Jean Grogan talks to the duo

What does it take to design a toy shop?

The days of wandering down the aisles of Toys “R” Us are long gone, replaced by a new breed of shop that’s catering to kids’ digital dependence and need for new experiences. We find out what it takes to make a modern toy store

Reshaping perceptions of the hoodie

As far as fashion statements go, you’ll struggle to find an item of clothing as politically charged as the hoodie. We speak to curator Lou Stoppard about her new show, which attempts to dissect our complex relationship with the garment

Why brands need to be bolder and braver than ever

The world doesn’t want to spend less money; it just wants to spend it better, says Paul Austin, Director and Founding Partner of Made Thought. Here he expounds on how the brands that can deliver bold experiences will be the ones that succeed