Fashion industry

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Counterfeit goes cool: high-end brands urged to embrace rise of #dupe
Gen Z are flaunting their knockoffs and imitations – so experts say companies should play along

Amelia Hill

20, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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‘Is this what people wear now?’ Sewing Bee host criticises M&S jumpers and socks
Patrick Grant says rise of low-cost retailers means new clothes ‘haven’t got cheaper, they’ve just got worse’

David Barnett

18, May, 2024 @1:04 PM

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‘A world first’: project recycles polyester into yarn for new clothes
A venture that uses methods applied to plastic bottles for old textiles aims to tackle the UK’s mountain of unwanted garments

Sarah Butler

11, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Castoffs to catwalk: fashion show shines light on vast Chile clothes dump visible from space
The Atacama desert has become a ‘global sacrifice zone’ of used fast fashion. Activists and designers organised an event to raise awareness of the devastation to the land and local people

Sarah Johnson. Photos by Maurício Nahas. Video by SugarCane Films

08, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Readers reply: why do we wear underwear – and when did we start doing so?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

28, Apr, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Designer brands owed millions after Matchesfashion collapse
Some customers of the online fashion site, which owed more than £210m when it collapsed in March, are also unable to get refunds

Sarah Butler

24, Apr, 2024 @5:50 PM

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Victoria Beckham’s collaboration with Mango shows how far designer has come
The former Spice Girl’s collection with the high street chain is likely to be a fruitful new venture

Chloe Mac Donnell

23, Apr, 2024 @2:46 PM

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Why do we wear underwear – and when did we start doing so?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

21, Apr, 2024 @1:01 PM

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Streaming: High & Low: John Galliano and the best films about fashion
Kevin Macdonald’s finely balanced portrait of the disgraced Dior designer, on Mubi from Friday, is the newest arrival on cinema’s catwalk of fashion industry movies, from Funny Face to Zoolander

Guy Lodge

20, Apr, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Dr Martens investors should be kicking themselves
After optimistic float, the boot is on the other foot with the fifth profit warning in three years, a fall in shares and CEO’s exit

Nils Pratley

16, Apr, 2024 @4:31 PM

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Dr Martens chief to exit as shares hit record low after profit warning
British bootmaker says it does not expect to increase prices this year as it reports poor US sales

Julia Kollewe

16, Apr, 2024 @1:46 PM

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Roberto Cavalli obituary
Italian fashion designer who used exotic animal prints, embossed leather and distressed denim to create his flamboyant clothes

Veronica Horwell

15, Apr, 2024 @2:55 PM

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