Fashion| Maison Martin Margiela First London Haute Couture Show

LONDON, United Kingdom — John Galliano, recently appointed creative director at Maison Martin Margiela, will show his first‘Artisanal’ haute couture collection in London on January 12, 2015 “around tea time”. It was previously reported that the designer would debut his first designs for the fashion brand, owned by Italy’s Only The Brave (OTB) group, during Paris Couture Week, where the collection will also be presented …

Fashion| Mass Production Impacts Cashmere Quality

Cashmere is a beautiful example of an ugly word: “masstige”, when the forces of the global economy take a prestige product to the mass market. Dr Carol Kerven counts the human cost: goat herders in Inner Mongolia are shortchanged, selling their goat hair for as little as $2.30 a kilo. By the time it reaches the international market …

BUSINESS |Mike Jeffries: How the Captain Left his Post

Originally posted on Quartz:
Mike Jeffries, the longtime CEO of teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, stepped down effective today without a successor. Jeffries weathered controversies that may have sunk many other CEOs, and defined the company’s previously successful aesthetic, but he couldn’t weather changing tastes and a reversal in the stock performance: The company’s share price is up more than 6% on…

Fashion | The 6 Sheep Behind Men’s Suits

Nearly every suit on the market today — especially in the high and mid-range area of the market — is made from wool shorn from the descendants of just four ewes and two rams. It all started in 1789 when King Charles IV of Spain gave six merino sheep as a gift to the Dutch government …

South African Designers, Consumers, and Stuff (Part 1)

The past couple of weeks (months) have been so hectic, from wearables, to O2O, there’s so much that’s been going on in international fashion—which ironically has caused us at Jozi Hi! Street to think even more local. When you’re looking at the big picture, it’s easy to forget the pixels that have to stay firmly …