KTZ of Streetwear

Kokon To Zai, the venerable Soho London boutique started by Marjan Pejoski and Sasko Besovski has been selling needle moving, cutting edge brands since its inception in 1996.  From the beginning…

The Rise of Streetwear

Streetwear has evolved from a grassroots movement to a mainstream phenomenon that’s captured the attention of the high fashion world. Since gaining popularity streetwear has become increasingly inclusive, leaving room…

Women-Launched Fashion Tech Startups Emerge In L.A.

Over the past decade, hundreds of online fashion companies have launched across the country. Although the startup market was once predominantly male, companies like Gilt Groupe, ModCloth, Moda Operandi, Rent…

Guruwan Courts Broad Market

You don’t have to travel to bring a taste of Thailand home with you. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your bedroom. Although high-end online stores are hardly…

Shoe Stars to Watch

The luxury footwear category seems to be exploding on a monthly basis. From emerging new designers to well-shod consumers around the world vying to wear the most prescient in the…

From Bags to Shoes and Back Again

Accessories are the biggest retail drivers of global luxury brands. Items like shoes, bags and perfumes present an opportunity to cement brand positioning in the marketplace as well as capitalize…

Shoe Obsession: FIT’s Valerie Steele Talks Shoes

    Shoe Obsession, an exhibit currently up at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s museum in New York, features more than 150 pairs of extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st century,…

Fashion’s Next Big Brands

Among the more than 500 collections that showed in New York, London, Milan and Paris, one question sits at the front of the industry’s mind: which are the next labels…

Outsized Silhouettes

Audiences at the fashion week presentations of some of the most lauded and iconic design houses were in for a surprise this year. Whereas contemporary revivals of dead trends and…

Tabula Rasa

Emily Diamandis has woven herself into a career.  The yarn enthusiast helms knitwear at Rag & Bone and just launched Tabula Rasa, a slate for creating a fresh, luxe feel…