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Bread & Butter Berlin: The Top 5 Brands

Bread & Butter is the largest Urban and Streetwear tradeshow in Europe. Showcasing the lastest innovations, their motto is ‘Best Brands. Best Buyers. Best Business’. The Berlin event sprawls across 8 disused airport hangars and is attended by a host of the industry’s biggest players. Last week we explored the AW 12/13 collections, profiling the latest trends and selecting our Top 5 brands of the show.…

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How to launch a label in 2012

Lookk are in the new wave of fashion companies really harnessing the combined force of retail and social, by directly connecting designers with consumers.

New and emerging designers can upload their look books and connect directly with their consumers, allowing them to gain exposure and build their fan base. Users can give feedback, and by voting for their favourite pieces can directly influence what is available to buy in the LOOKK store.…

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A point to pre-Fall? A reason for Resort?

The fashion calendar can be confusing at the best of times. Autumn/Winter collections shown in February hit stores in August, in the height of summer. Spring/Summer collections shown in September, go into store in chilly February. And then we bring in pre-Fall and resort shows, with the former being shown in December and January and the later in May and June.…

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EDITD for the British Fashion Council

Today we’ve been at the Designer Business Support Seminar run by the British Fashion Council in London. The event puts selected emerging and established designers in touch with the right people to help them build hugely successful businesses.

We encouraged designers to capitalise on data, to consider trends as more than just commercial garments and to embrace social forums as a way to connect with and understand their customer.…

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Are 'January Sales' a thing of the past?

January sales fever has struck and the red banners have been rolled out. Approach the highstreet or malls at your own risk. Or maybe you’re already shopped-out, for the ‘January’ sales are not what they used to be…

Using our Visual Merchandising tool, we looked into when retailers gave sales the green light and sent out their promotional emails.…

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  • 3rd Jan 2012
Ten things to come for 2012

We’re rested and raring to go with another year of data crunching and fashion insights. To kick-start 2012, we’ve compiled a list of top 10 things that will be influencing fashion globally this year.  Happy New Year!

2012: The hot list 1. Couture Comeback

Attention turns to couture as the Chambre Syndicale award Giambattista Valli couture status (after just one show – it normally takes 5 years to be couture-approved) and Versace announce their return to the couture calendar this January after an 8 year absence.…

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