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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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