Barbie at 60, a billion dollar brand

She comes petite, curvy, tall, blond, black, latina or even in its “original” version. A variety of guises, with the exception that they are all fashionable. We are talking, of course about Barbie, who turns 60 this year. While she hasn’t aged a day, she has morphed through several iterations, survived scandals and criticism, and…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Spring Summer 2020 Paris Material Show Overview

Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a first look at the latest trend directions from the leading Spring Summer 2020 materials events in Paris. The Trendstop materials team give FashionUnited readers an exclusive insight into the key trends from the Paris editions of Premiere Vision, Texworld and Interfiliere. Eco-responsibility was high on the agenda at all three…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Fashion careers: How to succeed in fashion with the co-founder of Lucas Hugh, Anjhe Marcus

Lucas Hugh is a London-based activewear brand that incorporates futuristic design with technical performance. Established in 2010 by co-CEO and Creative Director Anjhe Marcus, Lucas Hugh was the first to incorporate the fully-bonded seam –used in Olympic-quality swimwear –into activewear. The brand caught fire with the release of The Hunger Games in 2013 where Marcus…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Batsheva adds a retail element to NYFW presentation

Batsheva’s Fall/Winter 2019 presentation was not your typical fashion week show. An array of VIP models including Christina Ricci, Veronica Webb, Rainey Qualley, Esther McGregor walked the spiral staircase runway that was also part of a sound installation and spoken word performance, using lyrics by Courtney Love of Hole, who was also in attendance. Even…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

How Tyler Ellis built a brand on DTC engagement

As the daughter of late fashion designer Perry Ellis, accessories designer Tyler Ellis was quite familiar with the industry when founding her eponymous line in 2011. The LA-based designer realized when launching her brand that the luxury market for accessories was largely dominated by the global conglomerates and therefore found a niche for herself as…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0