Fashion & luxury
Branding, retail design, and innovation in fashion & luxury
This month, 72andSunny Amsterdam has launched a new product: the Raynsie, a line of weatherproof onesies for use by cyclists and other rainy weather dwellers. We talked to the team behind it about the challenges of creating the range, and the lessons learned along the way.
Spike Jonze’s witty and bizarre film for Kenzo Perfume has won the Film Grand Prix at the 2016 Epica Awards, the only ad awards scheme to be judged by journalists. Other big winners include Tourism Ireland, ING, Norwegian airlines, and the Belgian Alzheimer’s society, Alzheimerliga.
Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves
As editor of the website Clothes on Film, Christopher Laverty brings a sharp eye to the history of costume design in cinema and television. In his new book for publishers Laurence King, Laverty examines the work that fashion designers have created for film since the 1930s up to the present day. We spoke to him about this fascinating area of film production, which is vital to both narrative and character development alike
The spot makes no overt mention of the Christmas season, focusing instead on Harvey Nichols’ promotion of Italian style this winter.
Patrick Grant’s Community Clothing project is seeking to revive British clothes manufacturing via a network of factories in the north of England and Scotland. We spoke to the designer about how this ‘manufacturers’ co-operative’ works and what it could mean for the long-term future of local communities
Finery London offers an affordable alternative to fast fashion with pieces that are ‘designed to be treasured’. Co-Founders Caren Downie and Emma Farrow talk us through launching the brand, building a strong identity and making clothes for women of all ages
For our cover this month, illustrator James Dawe created a portrait of fashion designer Patrick Grant using samples from his Community Clothing label. Here’s how it was done