Uniqlo, the Japanese fast-fashion brand that continues to grow in preferences among youth culture according to our upcoming 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015, has announced another high-profile designer collaboration with Christophe Lemaire, formerly from Hermes, and previously Lacoste. The capsule collection of both men and women’s items will launch in the Fall of […]
Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo Posts 64% Profit Increase–Illustrates Differences in Fashion Brand Performance
In the wake of many teen retailers taking a beating, Fast Retailing Co., owners of the Japanese fast-fashion and technical brand, Uniqlo, announced an incredibly strong fiscal report today, January 8, 2015 with profits up 64% in the first quarter. Net income rose to 68.8 billion yen ($575 million) in the three months ended in […]
Cool to Do Lo-Fi: The Resurgence of Low-Tech Clean in Upper Street Fashion Styles Stirs Outerwear Industry Back to Classics for Winter 2008-09
Coming from a winter sports background where outwear styles and textiles continue to move in more technical, waterproof directions, it was quite refreshing to come across a growing subculture in winter fashion that’s completely Lo-Fi and Low-Tech as seen for example, with the comeback of Marlene pants and revival of Woolrich Woolen Mills from various designers.
New Technical Outerwear Legislation Would Mean No More Import Duties on High-Tech Apparel
SIA and OIA have joined forces calling for new legislation, which if passed will mean outerwear such as jackets, pants, and other high-tech pieces will have duty-free importation giving a boost to sports apparel with possible implications for street fashion deemed “technical.”