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A Dedicated Post for Abloh, Talley and Mugler

Different to our usual columns but important to mention is the passing of some of the world’s most inspiring individuals within the fashion industry. Towards the end of 2021, creative director for Louis Vuitton and their own independent brand Virgil Abloh passed after a two-year battle with cancer. Virgil was lavish in his choice of colours and experimental with the textiles he used when appo..
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Voting is Now Open

Voting is ow open for the Hair, Beauty & Fashion Awards 2022 This years awards will take place on the 12th of November at the 5 star luxury Lowry Hotel in Manchester. As a business, if you're looking to be nominated simply share the following QR code to your social pages, website, include in your newsletters and ask your clients to vote for you. Its really that simple. You can aso reques..
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Social Media vs Sustainability

Trend forecasting is commonly used by major retail r stores seasons in advance during fashion weeks. Inspiration from luxury fashion houses help to steer brands in the predicted trend of the coming season and an alternative cheaper item is pushed through retail stores to the public.  Instagram and Pinterest were at the forefront of social media platforms used to create traction amongst th..
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So what are the consumer shifts in fashion?

French luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH (owners of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior), have announced that after the first nine months of 2021 they have recorded revenues of £38 billion after a rocky plumet in sales amidst the pandemic. Financial results at Poshmark for the second quarter of 2021 show that their revenue is still on their year-to-year track of financial growth. Similarly, ThredU..
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Luxury Collaborations Trendy or Tacky?

Luxury Collaborations; Trendy or Tacky   Brand collaborations are popular between mid-market retailers, for example H&M working with countless brands over the years such as Pringles, Simone Rocha and Giambattista Valli to bring out exclusive yet affordable collections. But in recent years, luxury fashion houses have also begun to toy with the same idea.   In early 2021, Gucci an..
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Is this the beginning of a revolution for all department stores?

Sustainable fashion originated in the 1950s when popularity shopping at second-hand stores struck the hippie culture and wearing someone else’s old as your new was perceived as interesting. However, with a boom in fast fashion (the term coined by New York Times in the 1990s), brands alike H&M and Zara began to trend due to their cheap price tag and speedy reaction to trending fashion and rem..
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Forgotten Black designers throughout history- Will Smith

Before the likes of Virgil Abloh and OFF White, Streetwear extraordinaire Will Smith paved the way for black designers to have a seat at the table and be successful within the industry. Will Smith’s apparel brand, Willi Wear competed with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein producing high quality sportswear garments at affordable prices. Although, Smith’s legacy has relatively been fo..
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Work Smarter with Digital Marketing!

Don't let your business fall behind in 2021 The hair, beauty & fashion industries have been hugely affected with covid-19 lockdowns and it's vital that you work smarter with your digital marketing. As we start to exit out of lockdown and with so many of us asking questions on how our businesses can survive, what can we do to increase our exposure, wher..
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Kickstart Scheme for Employers

Contact Information Kickstart Scheme The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland, and Wales. The first place..
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