November 10th, 2016

Brexit Fashion

Following on from Fashionista’s recent post about the potential loss of Community unregistered design rights post Brexit, Fashionista is now taking a look at the wider, economic implications for the UK fashion industry in a post Brexit Britain. The implications of Brexit add to the already difficult landscape for retailers in the UK and, with […]

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November 8th, 2016

Rage Against the Moschino

Moschino has recently been criticised for its Spring/Summer 2017 collection after the ‘capsule-themed’ line, designed by the enigmatic Jeremy Scott, was condemned for being in poor taste. The range, which includes bags shaped as over-sized medication bottles and t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Just Say MoschiNo”, has been lambasted by members of the medical profession, […]

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November 4th, 2016

Heeling, the Gender Divide

Nicola Thorp, an agency worker who was placed at a City firm, caught Fashionista’s eye earlier this year when she was sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels. Fashionista’s employment law specialists consider the implications of this for employers and the associated risks. According to The Guardian, on her first shift, Nicola […]

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Fashionista was very sad to read the news last week that Gap is to close all of its Banana Republic stores in the UK. The majority of its eight stores are due to close by the end of the year and further illustrate how tough the UK landscape has become for retailers. The news has […]

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This Fashionista has lost count of the number of times that counterfeit goods have been spotted whilst on holiday; counterfeits are a huge problem. Until recently, fake goods transiting the EU from one country outside the EU to another third country could not be declared counterfeit at law and had to be allowed to pass […]

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Many people will remember when playground credibility depended heavily upon the trainers one was wearing. Nikes were always at the top of the pecking order of cool, particularly from the Air Max range, while M&S own brand offerings were never likely to meet with much peer approval (now no longer the case thanks to the […]

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October 3rd, 2016

The Rise of Well-Tech

You probably have heard of fitbit, the piece of wearable tech (a bracelet to be precise) which measures all things physical. Steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burned. All of these things are tracked, monitored and stored, and linked to an iPhone for constant analysis by the wearer. That however, is only the beginning of the […]

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Even if the ‘athleisure’ trend is not your cup of tea, it has been hard to miss the recent headlines about Sports Direct’s HR practices. Fashionista‘s employment law specialists have been keeping a close eye on this developing story. Sports Direct caught the public’s attention in December 2015, when two Guardian journalists went undercover as […]

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With the start of the S/S 2017 Fashion show calendar beginning in New York last week and the end of London Fashion week, we have seen not only the unveiling of the latest fashion styles but also the showcasing of a variety of fashion technology advances indicating that this trend is set to continue. Whilst […]

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Fashionista has been reading a recent case in the UK High Court which highlights some of the issues that can arise when designers sell their business without considering future ventures they may wish to purse. The UK women’s fashion designer, Karen Millen, has lost the right to trade under her own name in the US […]

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