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16 unfiltered quotes from Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing

“Witness your era, embrace your culture,” he shared. Dive into our exclusive with the designer shaping our generation’s style

Silvia Manzoni

Feb 28, 2024
PARIS
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Your Insider’s Guide to Paris Women’s Fashion Week FW 24

Vetements and Off-White are back. Three debuts: Chemena Kamali for Chloé, Seán McGirr for Alexander McQueen, and Alessandro Vigilante for Rochas

Mia Shehade

Feb 21, 2024
PARIS
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Top K-fashion designers to watch in 2024

Fuelled by K-Pop, Korean brands lead global trends. Meet the buzz-worthy creatives shaping the cultural conversation

Lucrezia Spina

Feb 21, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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What we can’t miss at Milan Women’s Fashion Week FW 24

Three fresh creative minds will revamp Moschino, Tod’s and Blumarine alongside new talents, DJ sets, exhibits, and more

Silvia Tarini

Feb 14, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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Hey Marc Jacobs, we loved your doll-like show! And your Heaven line’s pure Gen-Z

With 40 years in the game, the NY maestro just owned Manhattan. But don’t sleep on Heaven by Marc Jacobs—the ultimate paradise for the cool kids

Ana Sophia Williams

Feb 07, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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Why are we all talking about Galliano’s latest Maison Margiela Artisanal show?

The house’s latest ‘dirty ’30s’-inspired couture show, already legendary, reignites our exploration into the brand’s history and its genius designers

Inès Boisdenghien

Jan 31, 2024
PARIS
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Who are the UAE influencers of 2024? Meet the 5 top Emirati creators

Uncover the forefront of social media personalities in the Persian Gulf region, creating a global impact from modest fashion to beauty

Clementina Bianchi

Jan 24, 2024
DUBAI
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Your go-to guide to keeping up with Milan Men’s Fashion Week FW 2024

Gucci’s Sabato De Sarno debuts in menswear, Stone Island’s premiere, and Fendi returns. In Milan, fashion still wants to have fun

Agnese Pasquinelli

Jan 10, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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Sailing through the fashion world with January sales

New Year’s sales: A dance of delight and dilemma for sellers and shoppers. Are they the secret ingredient or a luxury brand’s image downfall?

Angelo Ruggeri

Jan 10, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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How can an icon become more iconic? Uncovering the Moon Boot’s revival

Embark on Moon Boot’s journey—from lunar-inspired roots to today’s hyped fashion co-labs, propelling the brand into the future

Lucie Scholles

Jan 10, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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Hello, Gen Z: You are the superheroes of the new luxury

With half of luxury consumers being Gen Z by 2025, you wield the power to reshape the industry. Demand responsibility—brands will respond

Silvia Manzoni

Dec 27, 2023
PARIS
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Scandi style is my Roman Empire, and it should be yours too

Only shopped for quiet luxury in 2023? Here are the four Scandinavian fashion brands driving the Nordic style craze that you need to know

 

Nicole Giulianini

Dec 27, 2023
MILANO FASHION
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I AM AI: your passport to the coolest fashion tomorrow

Embark on an AI-powered style adventure in the metaverse and join our global designers in a ground-breaking digital fashion experience

Gaia Giordani

Dec 01, 2023
SHANGHAI | LONDON | MUMBAI | PARIS | FIRENZE | SHENZHEN | MILANO FASHION
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Catherine Deneuve is ready to get into the Christmas spirit. But is retail?

The actress unveiled the Christmas window displays at Printemps, kickstarting the festive season. In France, holiday spending is expected to reach over €72 billion

Clementina Bianchi

Nov 15, 2023
PARIS
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Philomania drove Philophiles crazy: What went down at Phoebe Philo’s first drop

The Brit designer’s solo debut has finally come. The collection launched online on her new website, and sold out with no ads or shows

Harini Nittala

Nov 08, 2023
LONDON
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Will designers save us from digital distress with human-centred technology?

We have our electronic devices with us 24/7, surfing in a sea of information that makes us anxious. How can we better integrate tech into everyday objects?

Mattia Aurelio Ferrari

Nov 01, 2023
MILANO DESIGN
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How does a brilliant product design idea come about?

We gathered master designers Giulio Cappellini, Tom Dixon and Jay Osgerby to get the secret behind the perfect furniture: less aesthetics, more dreams

Silvia De Vecchi

Oct 25, 2023
LONDON
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The ultimate back-to-school survival guide for fashion students

A new academic year has started: a return to creativity, all-nighter study sessions and stylish gossip. Hello newcomers, we are here to help you navigate these days

Ximena Fernández Ochoa

Oct 25, 2023
MILANO FASHION
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How to digitalise tailoring, the most analogical fashion market?

Hi-tech and new gens are changing this conservative world struggling to innovate with mass prestige, aka masstige

Niccolò Caperoni

Oct 18, 2023
FIRENZE
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What did Audrey Hepburn and Travis Scott have in common? Givenchy

Givenchy x La Flame in the works? While waiting for Matthew M. Williams’ next collection, here are 6 things to know about the brand he now leads

Benedetta Bonvini

Sep 27, 2023
PARIS
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The growing craze for Chinese high jewellery

The first China Fashion Gala spotlighted the country’s high-end jewellery industry, boosting international recognition for a new wave of Chinese designers

Arianna Sorini

Sep 20, 2023
SHENZHEN
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Vogue Italia’s Francesca Ragazzi on the future of fashion media

Talking with this Head of Editorial Content on what is next for fashion content in the ocean of fashion news. Spoiler: something emotional, big, yet glocal

Micaela Vallejo Gubbins

Sep 06, 2023
LONDON
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Beyond borders: Indo-Western fashion trends to watch out for

A seamless blend of East and West has emerged to combine the grandeur of traditional Indian clothing with modern Western fashion

Niharika Dewani

Aug 23, 2023
MUMBAI
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How to empower women entrepreneurs for a better future

As we attended the Cartier Women’s Initiative awards ceremony, here is an insight into how female visionaries are finding new solutions to global challenges

Aditi Ashok, Sandra Gore, Victoria Pettis

Aug 16, 2023
PARIS
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Nobody said it was easy, but I saw my collection on a runway

“I was a business student in South Korea, but I have always wanted to work in fashion,” said London Fashion Design Student of the Year, Hyun Jik Yoo

Silvia De Vecchi

Aug 02, 2023
LONDON
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5 men’s trends for spring 2024 to know in under 5 minutes

From the never-ending quiet luxury to the new rules of tailoring, let’s delve into the fashion trends that will rise and reign over 2024 menswear

Agnese Pasquinelli

Jul 12, 2023
MILANO FASHION
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We couldn't get a couture ticket, so we got a job at the venue

Paris is now a daydream thanks to the exclusive let-them-eat-cake event. But what if it’s not just for the happy few? Let’s find out how to join in

Ayleen Rachelly Jimenez Hernandez

Jul 03, 2023
PARIS
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Why we can’t stop talking about Constantin Prozorov’s digital art

From the importance of experimenting to the relationship between AI and creativity, here are 5 lessons we have learnt from the German collage artist

Clementina Bianchi

Jun 28, 2023
PARIS
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GCDS’ Giuliano Calza: “Blue is for boys? Let me wear pink.”

A guest at the latest ‘In Conversation With’ event, the designer celebrated inclusivity and diversity while answering our quick-fire fashion questions

Maria Ochoa

Oct 26, 2022
MILANO FASHION
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India’s ascent as a fashion frontier ep.3: Menswear is booming

This $26 billion market is bigger than womenswear. Here's how international brands can navigate diverse local tastes, from Western formalwear to ethnic wear

Falguni Shah, Rachana Singh

MUMBAI
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How Queen Elizabeth II’s style rallied the world

From an inclusive Coronation Dress in 1953 to a green hope look during Covid-19, Her Majesty used clothes to make political and emotional statements

Sofia Sarandrea

LONDON
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How to deal with fashion research, creatively

Having ideas is not enough, as creatives have to come up with several collections per year. How do they succeed? Gathering sources is key

Simona Schiappucci

MILANO FASHION
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Going backstage at the Istituto Marangoni show that lit up Milan

The fashion school’s catwalk featured the 10 best students as up-and-coming designers. It was all about turning up the music, the lights and the talent

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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Forget the past, NFT sneakers are the future

Since they create next-gen digital fashion collectables, teen crypto artists and emerging virtual brands are tapped by footwear giants as the new frontier in the metaverse gold rush

Simona Schiappucci

MILANO FASHION
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The state of today’s modest fashion market

From specialised brands to Western giants, they want to target 1 bn costumers wearing less skin-revealing clothes. Muslims will spend $375 bn on fashion by 2025

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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The art of Chinese shopping: cyber dandies

The journey through the country’s megacities stops in Shanghai’s Anfu Road, where creators as flâneurs turn a public space into the Internet celebrities’ street

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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2015-2022: Alessandro Michele’s “I feel Gucci” days

Kering’s flagship brand parts ways with its star designer after an almost eight-year journey. While waiting for a successor, here are his top collections and hypes

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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Artist Pietro Terzini: “I have not invented anything new”

We catch up with the creative soul capturing the Instagram-friendly pop spirit as he creates art by mixing fashion-brand paper bags and disruptive statements

Arianna Guion

MILANO FASHION
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When the home wears haute couture, it’s Elie Saab Maison

With the lifestyle brand inroaded into the furnishing and hospitality markets, we caught up with their partner Corporate Brand Maison’s president, Massimiliano Ferrari

Marcella Bricchi

MILANO DESIGN
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Max Mara’s Ian Griffiths on how to helm a heritage brand

The creative director of “the silent powerhouse” discusses Italian pragmatism, the modern woman and how to “stay true to the story and not lose sight of the dream”

Silvia Tarini

DUBAI
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The new dress of China: The ugly shoe comeback

They are hideous yet cute. Crocs’ clogs have climbed to the country’s forefront as they teamed up with celeb Ouyang Nana. Here, we discuss Gen Zers’ Uglycore

Kristine Ang, Lin Sun Yujing

SHANGHAI
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What the future holds for modest fashion

The industry is expected to reach 313 billion dollars in 2022, and the last dedicated shows in Riyadh unveiled the rising specialised brands to keep an eye on

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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Inside Yayoi Kusama’s polka-dot world

The Japanese artist is back in fashion to collaborate with Louis Vuitton. However, it is just one of the pillars of her career and extraordinary survival story

Sofia Sarandrea

LONDON
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Paco Rabanne, farewell to the designer who lived in the future

Known for his use of metals and best-selling scents, the Space Age metallurgist died at 88. Olfactory pleasures or textile arts? Find out what his name stands for

Agnese Pasquinelli

PARIS
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More than a luxury denim brand: why do we love Diesel?

Ahead of the new maxi-show by Glenn Martens, we caught up with Mattia Bertocco to discuss his book “Diesel: Jeans, Comunicazione, Cultura”

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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Talking skate, fashion and LA with Palm Angels’ Francesco Ragazzi
The Italian creative soul we are obsessed with is about to show in Paris. In the run-up to the event, he sat down with us to retrace the journey of the brand he founded

Agnese Pasquinelli 

MILANO FASHION
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Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino, the discreet charm of revolution

As the brand's sales rise, the Roman designer humanises the sublime while blurring boundaries with fashion as a political message

Francesco Brunacci

FIRENZE
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Metaverse Fashion Week explained to my old man

Luxury has gone virtual again as 60+ brands, artists, and designers joined MVFW 2023. Feeling like a boomer lost in the new phygital boom? Here comes your guide

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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Top 3 Asian new designers you need to know
Embrace the future as we explore some of the freshest Chinese and Japanese brands. Want to know more about Louis Shengtao Chen, Rui and Grounds? Here we go

Bai Xinping 

SHANGHAI
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Obsessed with design and future? Discover our Milano Design Week guide

The best, unusual and fun events right this way. Follow our must-see list to explore new dimensions of human senses, augmented nature and expanded universes

Silvia Tarini

MILANO DESIGN
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Indian crafts: a moment of recognition as Métiers d’Art

A country for old souls, India now sees its luxury market set to grow exponentially, with Dior’s Mumbai show enhancing its artisans to new heights of global respect

Mevin Murden

MUMBAI
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Is South Korea the new spearhead of (Asian) fashion?

This country is a gem for luxury thanks to a strong local consumer. But the K-pop phenomenon is spreading worldwide, and brands are riding the wave

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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Embroidering the future of Indian luxury market

The Dior Fall 2023 fashion show in Mumbai is expected to cause a butterfly effect on the country's fashion and craft arena on so many levels. Starting from below

Achintya Acharya, Anusha Dhiman, Alisha Khatri, Stuti Jain

MUMBAI
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What lies Beyond the Surface? The depths of stone and human nature

At Fuorisalone, Solid Nature and OMA teamed up for a labyrinth of rooms exploring the journey of stones. We explored its sensory potential from food to conviviality

 Isabella Fernandez de Castro

MILANO DESIGN
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4 things Vogue Italia’s Head of Editorial Content wants you to know

We welcome Francesca Ragazzi for an insightful dialogue about becoming a top-notch digital editor. Or just pursuing your dreams

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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The next
big thing
in fashion

From small businesses to the podium: three disruptive brands writing a new chapter in the industry

Margherita Malaguti

MILANO FASHION
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“Hey creatives, AI is now your best friend,” experts say

Monogrid’s Francesco Bernabei and Andrea Lorini, a Web3 and metaverse pro, share their insights on Midjourney or Dall-E’s impact on designers’ futures

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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You have what it takes to be a Prada bag designer

Alumnus Danilo Alberti, now Design Director Woman Leathergoods at Prada, challenges our students to be drivers of change by imagining a new bag based on the brand’s values

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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Christian Boaro on telling your own story and forgetting about trends

Whether designing a celeb look or styling RTW pieces, this creative has no doubts: it’s all about human connections. And he’ll show our talents the way

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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Are you asking enough from your fav store? Adidas is doing it in London

The Oxford Street flagship is way more than a boutique. In this quintessence of tech’n’hype, you can have your running style analysed or enjoy a DJ set 

Aziza Zhamaliyeva, Noa Hassan

LONDON
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Darkness is a fashion kingdom, and Rick Owens is its Lord

While waiting for the brand to show its menswear SS 2024 at Paris Fashion Week, we look back at the career of the Dark Lord of the fashion avant-garde

Romane Yehia

PARIS
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Break it to make it! Best regards, the art world

Have you ever wanted to smash your ex’s window? Add music and make it an art session, then maybe you can join Simon Berger at Milan Design Week next year

Nathalie Jönson

MILANO DESIGN
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Will cool kids
save luxury
streetwear?

We thought that fashion had moved on from hyped sneakers designers. Are they coming back to conquer high-end brands? 

Margherita Malaguti

MILANO FASHION
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It will not be
business as usual

My answers to questions on post-Covid-19 fashion economics, industry’s strive for innovation, second-hand growth, and everything in between

Abdullah Abo Milhim

LONDON
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The art of Chinese shopping.
Episode 1

Join us on a journey through the megacities and phantasmagorias of today’s country. First stop: Parkview Green in Beijing

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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Buy, buy
Paris

In China, the mother-daughter duo behind Colette is still an inspiration for future fashion buyers

Haley Shen, Federica Camurati

SHANGHAI
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Five key trends
from the Milan
fall 2022 runways

Here is your digest of the latest styles unveiled at Prada, Bottega Veneta, N°21, Versace and Blumarine shows

Rawan Majeed

MILANO FASHION
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The future of retail:
the new frontiers of omnichannel

E-commerce, social media and gaming platforms are not taking over brick-and-mortar. It's just the end of shopping boundaries

Andrea Davide Doroldi

MILANO FASHION
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Are skinny jeans walking down the sunset boulevard?

According to NPD Group analysts and catwalks, they are. Wider, 90s-reminiscent fits are the new trend left by the pandemic 

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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Head backstage with us at Pierre Cardin tribute show

The catwalk was held in front of an Ariane 5 rocket, but what happened BTS? Three students who were there shared their experiences

Elizaveta Ostanina

PARIS
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The art of Chinese shopping: The lure of ambiguity

Keep up with the journey through the megacities of the country. Next stop: The Roof lifestyle hub in Xintiandi designed by Jean Nouvel

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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Asian influence in fashion through cinema

From Squid Game to K-pop, through to Rahul Mishra couture. Here’s how the continent entered the global film market and hit the catwalks

Lavanya Sharma

MUMBAI
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A chat with the artists behind the tribute to Virgil Abloh

We interviewed the visionaries who took part in the "Coming of Age" exhibition dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s late Creative Director 

Elizaveta Ostanina

PARIS
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Playing with Body Shapes

Clothes can enhance our forms, but also offer a radical distortion as a new way to take up space. It’s a world of silhouettes, and we all live in them

Rebecca Scheutz

MILANO FASHION
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Hyperphysical pop-ups: a new frontier for luxury retail?

From Jacquemus to Balenciaga, experiential spaces draw customers back to stores. And sometimes sales are not even included

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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A journey into Expanded Universes

How do virtual scenarios challenge design? This is what our school is investigating with a rich lineup of events at Fuorisalone

Stefano Caggiano

MILANO DESIGN
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The art of Chinese shopping: A super-place

Next leg of the journey through the country’s megacities: Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing shows how to make a retail space a trendy core

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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A global approach to fashion research

The library is where your deeper creative inspiration blossoms. But what to read and how to create a method?

Silvia De Vecchi

LONDON
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Pushing cross-cultural fashion forward through Wechat

As the app is booming in China, Pinko has started an ongoing collaboration with our students. And their s-s 22 digital campaign is now rocking the platform

Francesco Fioretto

SHANGHAI
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What about Re:mixing the city?

Under the creative touch of mentor Andy Picci, the project explores iconic Florentine landmarks to install students’ digital sculptures created with Instagram AR filters

Ginevra Barbetti

FIRENZE
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Inside China's luxury food & beverage business

WeChat, Red Book and Dazhong Dianping social media are key tools for the country’s hotel industry. But how do you become a master in hospitality management?

Arianna Sorini

SHENZHEN
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Rei Kawakubo, Queen of the in-between kingdom

Since establishing Comme des Garçons in 1969, the Tokyo-based designer has consistently disrupted the accepted notions of the fashionable body

Anawat Nawarsettawon

MILANO FASHION
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The rise of a new Chinese style

The images of the dragon and the phoenix spring to mind when talking about the country. But the time has come not to focus on stereotypes from the outside world

Jialu He

SHENZHEN
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It’s Versace, not Versachee

The birth of a fashion dynasty held together by family loyalty. Gianni and Donatella Versace shocked the world with their opulent yet provocative designs

Laura F. Silverio Paulus

MILANO FASHION
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UAE fashion brands on the rise

With the country’s high spending power and potential customers worldwide, local labels are gaining market share. Here are the hot names to keep an eye on

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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Touching the Value

While the metaverse is aflame, physicality is still key to product design. Here are our students’ projects rooted in the analogue dimensions of the human body

Stefano Caggiano

MILANO DESIGN
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India’s ascent as a fashion frontier ep.1: Millionaires & digital growth

With the luxury market to exceed USD 200 billion by 2023, the country offers a huge opportunity for brands, if only they can figure out how to navigate this sector

Falguni Shah, Rachana Singh

MUMBAI
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How Jacquemus is shaking up the fashion world

From inventing the mini-bag phenomenon to attracting larger-than-life celebrities, through the hot-ticket shows around France: here is all about this cult brand

Benjamas Kanjanawutisit

PARIS
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Five things fashion should learn from Issey Miyake

Remembering the Japanese designer, here are his lessons for creatives to take to heart. There’s a lot to discover behind his pleats (and Steve Jobs’ turtleneck)

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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India’s ascent as a fashion frontier ep.2: Millennials’ powerhouse

The country is home to a fifth of the world’s youth population. Offering both workforce and target market, what are they asking from international luxury brands?

Falguni Shah, Rachana Singh

MUMBAI
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