Perspective & insight

  • Moussy Dress - Les French Demoiselles - 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

    Launching a Brand from Scratch

    France

    This week, we continue our conversation with Fanny Grosbois, the young designer behind the Paris-based independent brand Les French Demoiselles, and ask her how she went about launching her own brand and what advice she has to offer young designers who want to do the same.

  • The Olympe dress from Les French Demoiselles 2014 autumn/winter collection is made with New Life fabric spun from recycled plastic bottles

    Sustainable Chic: Meet Les French Demoiselles

    France

    When Fanny Grosbois decided to launch her own fashion brand in 2010, she had a clear goal in mind: to produce clothing for women that was not only beautiful to look at and appealing to wear, but also ethically sourced and sustainably produced. Five years later, Les French Demoiselles has gone from...

  • As the first of the international textile fairs MUNICHFABRICSTART opens the season twice a year with a comprehensive range of basic to haute couture fabrics as well as accessories and trimmings. Some 950 internationally renowned fabric and findings manufacturers from 35 countries present about 1,500 collections in Munich, thereby offering the fashion sector all the components they need to start the new season. We took the tour.

    Germany

    As the first of the international textile fairs MUNICHFABRICSTART opens the season twice a year with a comprehensive range of basic to haute couture fabrics as well as accessories and trimmings. Some 950 internationally renowned fabric and findings...

  • Spotlight on Brazil: More than just flip flops...

    Brazil

    The third-largest producer of apparel worldwide at $44bn, Brazil has historically received far less attention from global brands than China—but all that is changing. Impacted by global forces, the country’s fashion industry is equally poised to impact the world stage!

  • In association with Drapers magazine, a roundtable event was held at London’s Stafford hotel, last month on the theme:  Managing Change in the Fashion Industry. A lively discussion looked at how the fashion industry deals with change, while facing the challenge of creating quality and newness.  How do industry players improve collaboration and leverage with technology to achieve transformational change?

    Managing Change in the Fashion Industry, a...

    United Kingdom

    In association with Drapers magazine, a roundtable event was held at London’s Stafford hotel, last month on the theme: Managing Change in the Fashion Industry. A lively discussion looked at how the fashion industry deals with change, while facing the challenge of creating quality and newness. How...

  • Participating in a trade show can be one of the first big marketing and sales investments for a young designer going into business. It’s a pricey exercise and the return on investment is rarely immediate. The Lectra Fashion blog team went to investigate the ups, downs, do and don’ts of participating in such a forum, by talking with five international brands at different stages in their development at Paris-sur-mode, a fair held in the center of Paris at the Tuileries gardens, during Paris fashion week.

    France

    Participating in a trade show can be one of the first big marketing and sales investments for a young designer going into business. It’s a pricey exercise and the return on investment is rarely immediate. The Lectra Fashion blog team went to...

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