Bangladesh ‘Fashionology’ Summit Report Reveals Fast Fashion, Sustainability and Technology Challenges

In my capacity as founder of Techstyler I am focused firmly on the need to share meaningful sustainability and fashion-tech information to both fashion businesses and consumers. In addition, I have founded a materials innovation agency, so I understand the challenges faced by both creators/business owners and consumers. In the following report I summarised a … Continue reading Bangladesh ‘Fashionology’ Summit Report Reveals Fast Fashion, Sustainability and Technology Challenges

Techstyler X BOTTLETOP: Sustainable Materials for Design

Much is said about ‘sustainable materials’ in apparel and product design, but what makes a material sustainable? How can brands adopt sustainable materials without compromising on aesthetics and function? Why is adopting sustainable materials crucial to both the future of the design industries and commercial success of brands?  These questions formed the basis of the … Continue reading Techstyler X BOTTLETOP: Sustainable Materials for Design

In Conversation with Anna Gedda – Head of Sustainability at H&M

H&M made a bold statement at the beginning of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, declaring their aim to become fully circular (which means moving towards using only recyclable materials and renewable energy sources) by 2030. I spoke with Anna Gedda, their Head of Sustainability to find out how. Opening our discussion, I asked how H&M will become … Continue reading In Conversation with Anna Gedda – Head of Sustainability at H&M

Copenhagen Fashion Summit Calls for Circularity, Collaboration and Innovation

‘Is that Dhaka?’, I wondered as a film taking us on a tour through a rabbit warren of a damp, dark textile workshop played on the backdrop of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit stage.  It’s actually Gujarat in India – Machines by Rahul Jain opened the summit and reminded us of why we we’re here. Sustainability is … Continue reading Copenhagen Fashion Summit Calls for Circularity, Collaboration and Innovation

Copenhagen Fashion Summit Sets the Tone for Global Sustainability Agenda

On the eve of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, 2017, Eva Kruse, CEO & President of Global Fashion Agenda, the driving force behind the now annual summit, spoke of the challenges and opportunities facing the global fashion industry in tackling sustainability issues. The world’s second most polluting industry after oil and gas, fashion faces the stark … Continue reading Copenhagen Fashion Summit Sets the Tone for Global Sustainability Agenda

Sadie Williams and Marta Jakubowsi Wield A Sucker Punch Of Colour at London Fashion Week

The ‘insta-fashion’ of today lends a kind of high impact then fast fade to fashion imagery – blink and you’ll miss it.  It occurred to me today that the presentations I have seen at fashion week so far on day one are highly condensed, stringently edited and high impact.  Jammed with colour and unwavering in focus, they are … Continue reading Sadie Williams and Marta Jakubowsi Wield A Sucker Punch Of Colour at London Fashion Week

Ravensbourne Incubation – A New Age of Fashion and Technology Dawns

Our wearable tech, fashion tech (including smart textiles, wearables and soft robotics) and smart cities future is something I spend a great deal of time thinking about.  How will fashion designers influence the wearable tech sector?  How will they transition from traditional practice to technology-driven practice?  How will fashion design students enter into fashion tech … Continue reading Ravensbourne Incubation – A New Age of Fashion and Technology Dawns

Fashion as a Tool For Expressing Identity and Sexuality – Art School Gets Personal at London Fashion Week Men

Fashion as a tool for identity and freedom of expression – Art School presented a mesmerising performance-based presentation in collaboration with director Theo Adams and choreographer Masumi Saito that evolved across several scenes with intertwined couples colliding, canoodling and clashing.  Art imitating life.  It felt like a series of tender and queer moments where not … Continue reading Fashion as a Tool For Expressing Identity and Sexuality – Art School Gets Personal at London Fashion Week Men

Ravensbourne Students X VF Corporation Collaboration – A Show of Fashion Integrity

Who doesn’t want to be spoilt?  Drawing on inspiration from Traveller culture and a fascination with DIY objects and applications, the Spoilt team crafted an illustrated story of colourful and textured characters.  The collection included a pink paint print oversized duvet coat and and over dyed geometric printed puffa jacket.  The accessories included lace-up denim … Continue reading Ravensbourne Students X VF Corporation Collaboration – A Show of Fashion Integrity

Majestic Jerseys and a Virtual Trip to Petco Park, San Diego – Welcome to the MLB Pop-up Store

This morning, I went to a Major League Baseball (MLB) match – in Covent Garden.  Such is the brilliance of VR.  I’ve never been to a baseball match before, but store manager Luke confirms the authenticity of the atmosphere re-created in the film in between my ‘wows’ of approval as I was immersed into the spirit … Continue reading Majestic Jerseys and a Virtual Trip to Petco Park, San Diego – Welcome to the MLB Pop-up Store