The Evolution of The Athleisure Trend
In a previous article, “How Athleisure Became The New Casual”, we mentioned how athleisure became a norm in 2014 when Beyonce released an athleisure collection with Topshop called Ivy Park. The cool, effortless yet comfortable style was popularised by millennials who became more interested in the urban street style, as well as having an affinity […]
Are Leggings Still The New Denim Jeans?
Denim jeans have got a new trend riding on its hemlines. Since 2016, this classic, laid-back staple’s position on the fashion leaderboard was threatened by the rise of leggings and yoga pants, no longer relegated to the gym but worn almost everywhere besides to prom. Blame the new casual kid on the block – Athleisure. […]
Understanding The Australian Retail Market
The Australian retail market has become increasingly unpredictable over the past few years. Many local businesses have since closed their doors to the public, including Marcs, Payless Shoes, Oroton and Pumpkin Patch. Their demise was often contributed to the entrance of international fashion retailers. A journal entitled “Challenges for Australian Fashion” explains the chronological time […]
Trend Report: The Ugly Sneakers That Got Away
There is truly nothing as volatile as trends in the fashion world. Tops, for example, have fallen victim to the ever-changing state of fashion. In just the span of a year, the trend for necklines in tops have evolved from off the shoulder, to cold shoulder, and eventually to halter off shoulder. Now, even sneakers […]
Should You Only Stock Up On Bestsellers?
How would the fashion industry look like if they only focused on best-selling apparel? Skyrocketing sales? To a certain extent. Less promotions needed? Perhaps. But how would the runways look like? Here’s a sneak peek. Best- selling tops from Boohoo Best-selling pants from Topshop Best-selling dresses from Missguided These are just some examples of what […]
Asia Pacific’s Top Three Mass Market Fashion Trends
Identifying fashion trends and predicting their relevance early enough to produce or buy at the right time and place is essential in the fashion world. What is the lifespan of a fashion trend? According to the fashion diffusion theory, a fashion trend is a normally distributed curve which reaches the total population – as opposed […]
Scaling the Plus Size Industry: Is It Doing Well in Malaysia’s Fast Fashion?
The plus size industry is a force to be reckoned with. A $24 billion force, to be exact. Shunned by big names in the industry, feared by fashion designers, and described as a ‘high-risk’ investment by retailers, the once-ignored industry is now projected to be worth $24 billion by 2020. According to the NPD Group, […]
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