5 Highlights from Shanghai Fashion Week

This season at Shanghai Fashion Week there were a lot of conversations about how the fashion industry has changed, or will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from catwalks going virtual, to the new standards for consumer behaviour. These seismic shifts seem to be pushing us into a new age, and the young designers of Shanghai Fashion Week SS21 are ready for it.

The five designers below have lived all over the world, and with their life experiences, they have risen to be a new generation of Third Culture designers who are not here to please, but to show their true ideas and break down cultural barriers through their creations.

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1. RUI

RUI was one the most talked about designers of the season, and it’s well-deserved. Her signature designs are figure hugging pieces that act as an elegant second skin for all sizes, while reminding everyone that the most important

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Fashion Makes Change Will Give You the Option to “Round Up” Your Purchase and Empower the Women Who Make Your Clothes

What will it take for the fashion industry to become truly sustainable? I don’t have a single answer to that question, mostly because there isn’t just one answer. Organic fibers won’t save us, nor will high-tech bio-based ones, or circular systems, or on-demand production. Progress isn’t entirely on the consumer’s shoulders, nor can we pin all the responsibility on designers and policymakers. “All of this finger-pointing isn’t getting us anywhere,” insists Cara Smyth, a former executive at Jil Sander and Burberry. “We have less than 2,700 days left until irreversible climate change. What we need is a collaborative, holistic approach—one where all of those ideas are relevant. If we aren’t worried about renewable energy and regenerative agriculture and the people in the supply chain, we’re going to keep moving at this pace.”

And it’s a slow, arduous pace. But Smyth is laying a blueprint for what a holistic approach could

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Fashion E-Tailer Zalando Eyes Growth Acceleration in 2021: CFO | Technology News

BERLIN (Reuters) – German fashion e-tailer Zalando

sees growth accelerating next year, Chief Financial Officer David Schroeder said on Thursday, after struggling to meet a surge in demand in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The imposition of lockdowns in the spring pushed many shoppers online and Berlin-based Zalando raised its guidance for growth in gross merchandise value in 2020 to 25%-27% when it reported strong third-quarter results this month.

“For next year I can promise that we will be prepared for accelerated growth,” Schroeder told the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.

Europe’s biggest pure-play online fashion retailer is undergoing a transition from a wholesale to a platform model where it enables direct-to-consumer sales by brands like Nike

and backs that up with order fulfillment.

That shift will make it easier to scale up deliveries in response to shifts in demand, Schroeder said, adding that in

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Fashion Icon Tracee Ellis Ross Had a Lot to Say About the Power of Clothes at the People’s Choice Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross and fashion are officially married.

The actress took the stage—in Alexander McQueen, no less—at the E! People’s Choice Awards to accept the award for Fashion Icon by literally saying “I do” to fashion. She then thanked the people for justifying her shopping habit, gave a shoutout to her iconic mother Diana Ross, flipped her skirt like a cape and shouted “I am a fashion icon!”

Basically Tracee just proved exactly how iconic she is in just a two minute speech, as if we didn’t already know.

People’s Choice, I can’t thank you enough for validating my shopping habit and validating little teenage Tracee who begged her mom for seasonal clothing budget. Spoiler alert, I did not get it.” she said. “Speaking of which, thank you to my father for paying for those chestnut suede Ralph Lauren jeans I tricked him into buying me when

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