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  • Dubai Fashion Week To Return 9-15 October 2023 With Spring/Summer 24 Collections

    An internationally renowned New York-based fashion house will be revealed as the guest designer to inaugurate Dubai Fashion Week. More than 25 designers from 12 countries to participate, including iconic labels Michael Cinco, The Giving Movement, Weinsanto, Lama Jouni, Mrs. Keepa, Dima Ayad, Pipatchara, and Valentin Yudashkin. Launch of Designers Showroom to connect participating designers, buyers and media along with citywide celebrations. Meta champions the Panel sessions with an exclusive industry programme powered by Instagram. Dubai, UAE - Dubai Fashion Week (DFW), founded by Dubai Design District (d3), part of TECOM Group PJSC, and the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), will return from 9 October until 15 October 2023 at d3. The upcoming event will present Spring/Summer 24 collections and include a dynamic, citywide calendar of high-profile fashion shows, exclusive events, book signing, a trunk show in collaboration with Mall of the Emirates, capsule launches, brand activations and industry talks. The official Dubai Fashion Week, which was launched at an intimate event this Spring, has become the region’s definitive fashion fixture. It evolves from the successful legacy of Arab Fashion Week, with shows planned in line with the global fashion calendar. This autumn, Dubai Fashion Week will again provide an international platform for emerging and established designers to grow their brands, securing Dubai’s position among the global fashion capitals of Paris, New York, London and Milan. Not only will regional designers get to meet and do business with international buyers and distributors, but the seven-day event will also serve as a gateway for international talent and brands to continue expanding their global footprint through the regional market. The upcoming edition will also have a strong sustainability focus, aligning with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and the upcoming COP28 in Dubai. Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3) – TECOM Group, said: “The global fashion compass is heading east to Dubai. The city has always been a haven for creative talent on this side of the globe. It is now drawing a remarkably diverse and innovative assortment of talent shaping the fashion industry's future. The latest edition of Dubai Fashion Week will be a truly momentous occasion in the global fashion calendar and prove that extending platforms for creatives can bring unexpected and extraordinary talent to the fore. Dubai Fashion Week reflects d3’s commitment to empowering designers, fuelling the creative economy and driving greater creative investment in line with the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy and Dubai Economic Agenda D33.” Jacob Abrian, CEO of the Arab Fashion Council, said: "Dubai Fashion Week exemplifies the formidable power of fashion, evolving into a global force that unites talents across borders. The Arab Fashion Council's steadfast mission has always been to catapult the region's fashion industry onto the global stage, laying the foundation for a thriving creative economy. This DFW edition represents a pivotal moment in reshaping the global fashion landscape and fortifying the international fashion community. Dubai Fashion Week, with its roster of impressive global designers and strong multinational support, stands as a testament to the event's sustainable growth. We take pride in our achievements, but our future holds a treasure trove of surprises and ambitious plans." The Designer Roster Dubai Fashion Week will witness more than 25 designers, representing over 12 countries, including a yet to be revealed world-renowned New York-based designer, reflecting Dubai’s flourishing status as a global fashion capital. The schedule will see Dubai Fashion Week Members showcase original collections, including homegrown designers Mrs. Keepa, Dima Ayad and Lama Jouni, as well as Victor Weinsanto. Further names on the Dubai runway include d3-based designers Michael Cinco, Pipatchara and The Giving Movement, who will return to the global fashion event, alongside new names Viva Vox, Anaya, Yaspis and Rizman Ruzaini. Dubai Fashion Week will bring together talents from the GCC and Levant, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The works of the late Russian couturier Valentin Yudashkin will be presented in the upcoming edition, marking the brand’s first appearance in Dubai. Also featuring on Dubai Fashion Weeks events calendar will be IGDS World Department Store Summit, the world’s largest event for department store leaders and their business partners. The event, which will be the first event organized by IGDS in the Middle East, will be staged on 11-12 October 2023 in Dubai. Furthering its agenda to facilitate new opportunities for international talent, Dubai Fashion Week will also host The Designers Showroom, a multifunctional platform committed to cultivating a creative community and promoting talent. This new initiative will be a staple of the Fashion Week, providing regional and international buyers, shoppers and media a common space to engage and explore the craftsmanship of designers. See the complete list of designers here. This season Dubai Fashion Week will further grow its support to fresh talent by dedicating multiple slots on its calendar to young designers. Dubai Fashion Week will feature the Graduate Fashion Foundation who will springboard new fashion talent during Graduate Fashion Week with runway shows highlighting innovative presentations by graduate students worldwide from over 30 universities. The d3-based FAD Institute will also showcase their student’s work during a dedicated show. Prestigious Italian fashion school Polimoda is not only showcasing emerging talent with a runway show by one of their star students but is also joining hands with the AFC to launch a competition during an intimate dinner at DFW. This competition will be officially announced during the event, offering the incredible opportunity for the winner to earn a Polimoda scholarship. Dubai Fashion Week is possible due to the generosity, commitment and contributions of its strategic partners: Air France as the official aviation partner; Meta as the official media partner; Microsoft as the official tech partner; Nothing as the official mobile partner; Dyson as the official hair tech partner; Kiko Milano as the official makeup partner; Schwarzkopf Professional as the official haircare partner; Waldorf Astoria as the official hotel partner and Lavazza as the official coffee partner. For more information on Dubai Fashion Week, visit: The event evolves from the successful legacy of Arab Fashion Week, which in October 2022 saw its 21st edition. Dubai Fashion Week will be the definitive fashion fixture emerging from the region, featuring men’s, women’s, ready-to-wear and couture collections and building on Dubai’s status as a global hub for business growth and investment. Read more: HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY THREE OF DUBAI FASHION WEEK AW 2023/24


    Hello October! Our monthly roundup of the most important fashion | art | travel | tech events is here. Ongoing Events Until 29.10.23 Runway Singapore #SG Fashion NOW, Busan, South Korea 29.10.23 Crown to Couture London 11.12.23 Yves Saint Laurent: Across the Style, The National Art Center Tokyo 31.01.24 Gianni Versace in Poland, Poznan Poland 1-10 October 2023 1-3 International Fashion Week Goa 1-5 The Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit Cannes 1-31 Brisbane Fashion Month Festival 2-3 CALA SCOTTSDALE 2.10-28.03.24 Expo Doha 2023 Qatar 4-5 Fashion Tech Week Bengaluru India 4-6 CIMODE 2023 Mexico 4-8 RDFW 2023 RD Fashion Week Dominican Republic 4-8 Richmond Fashion Week Fall 23 4-8 Designblock'23 Prague 5.10 Metropolitan Fashion Week Los Angeles 5-6 Forward Festival Vienna 5-7 Gran Canaria Swim Week by Moda Calida 5-7 MODAMA Expo Guadalajara 5-7 Cairo International Fashion & Textile Expo 5-8 MODALISBOA Lisboa Fashion Week 5-8 The Other Art Fair Dallas 5-8 CRAFT iSTANBUL 5-8 Mediterranean Fashion Week Valencia 2023 5-8 Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 5-8 Atlanta Fashion Week 5-8 Brussels Fashion Week 5-11 Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week Amsterdam 5.10-3.03.24 PROUD at Modern Folk Costume Design Museum Copenhagen 6-8 Caravana Americana Mexico City 6-8 Nicaragua Diseña 6-8 Attire Fashion Expo, Zirakpur, Punjab 6-15 Sydney Craft Week Festival 7-15 Venice Design Week 8-15 Shanghai Fashion Week SS 24 9-11 Designers & Agents Spring' 24 Los Angeles 9-15 Dubai Fashion Week SS 24 9-16 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico 10.10 Vogue Business Fashion Environment Summit IV edition, Warsaw 10-11 TECHSPO DUBAI 2023 10-12 Graduate Fashion Week International Dubai 10-12 Fashion World Tokyo Autumn Edition 10-12 Expo Joya Guadalajara 10-14 CANEX Presents Africa @Portugal Fashion 10-14 Atlanta Apparel 10-15 PAD London 2023 11-20 October 2023 11-12 WEAR'23 Conference Toronto 11-12 Fashion Summit Hong Kong 11-15 Lakme Fashion Week 11-15 StART Art Fair London 11-18 Taipei Fashion Week SS 24 11.10-31.12 Gucci Cosmos Exhibition London 12.10 Singapore Fashion Council Gala 12.10 Vogue Forces of Fashion Mexico City 12-15 1-54 London 2023 Art Fair 12-15 The Other Art Fair Sydney 12-15 Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography - 38th 13-15 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Live! Bratislava 13-27 World Fashion Exhibition Macau 2023 13.10-11.02.24 The Dress Makes The Man. Haute Couture A New Era, Stockholm 13.10-14.04.24 Fashion City Museum of London Docklands 14.10 CAFA 2023 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards 14-15 International Fashion Festival Canada, Toronto 14-16 Alger Textile 2023 14.10-25.02.24 ECHO. Wrapped in Memory MoMu Antwerp 15-22 Chicago Fashion Week powered by Chicago Fashion Bar 16-20 GITEX GLOBAL Dubai 17-18 Atelier Couture Madrid - 10th edition 17-19 ITAC Tokyo European Textile Fair 2024/2025 17-19 Fashion Prime Izmir 17-22 San Francisco Fashion Week - 14th Year Anniversary 17-22 Vancouver Fashion Week SS 24 17-22 360 Design Budapest 18-19 PI Apparel Medellin 2023 18-19 FUTURMODA, Alicante 18-19 Textile Forum London 18-21 FINCON 23 New Orleans 18-22 Dallas Fashion Week 18-22 LAFW 2023 Los Angeles 19.10 Vogue Forces of Fashion NYC 19-20 TECHSPO Johannesburg 2023 19-20 Peru MODADECO 2023 19-21 Manila FAME 19-21 South African Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 24, Johannesburg 19-21 Jakarta Muslim Fashion Week 2024 19-21 2023 NINGBO International Fashion Festival 19-21 Fashion Without Borders Botswana, Gaborone 19-22 Milano Jewerly Week 19-22 Art Market Budapest 19-22 Affordable Art Fair Battersea AUTUMN 19-28 Venice Fashion Week 20.10 Vogue Forces of Fashion Mumbai 20-22 Paris+ par Art Basel, Paris 20-22 Chicago Fashion Bar Week The Marketplace 20-23 Saudi Arabia Fashion Week Riyadh 21-31 October 2023 21.10 Vogue Forces of Fashion Rome 21-31 Fashion Scout China, Beijing 22.10 Frock Me! London Vintage Fashion Fair 23-25 38th World Fashion Convention, Philadelphia 23-27 Textile Exchange Conference London 23-29 Jakarta Fashion Week 23-29 Melbourne Fashion Week 24.10 Worktech'23 Conference Toronto 24-25 Ontario Tourism Summit 2023, Mississauga 24-26 FIG Dallas 2024 24-27 Startup Fashion Week Toronto 24-27 080 Barcelona Fashion 24.10-24.01.24 CLOTH, Construct, CULTURE: Fashion builds a story, Portland, Oregon 25-27 ITB Asia 2023 Singapore 25-27 APLF ASEAN 2023 Bangkok 25-29 Lagos Fashion Week 2023 26-27 Design Fest Guadalajara 2023 26-28 ITS New York International Travel Show 26-29 Tourism Expo Japan 2023, Osaka 26-29 Expotextil Peru 2023, Lima 26-29 ART TORONTO 2023 26.10-28.04.24 The Cult of Beauty Wellcome Collection London 27-28 African Fashion "Many Threads One Cloth" Toronto 27-29 Africa Fashion Week London 2023 29-31 JA New York 30-31 CALA DENVER 30-31 New Codes Digital Fashion Summit London Would you like to list your local event in our Fashion Calendar? Please get in touch!

  • Indonesia Now Expands to London Fashion Week with Six Stand-Out Designers

    London, UK (September 18, 2023) - For the first time, a collective of six Indonesian designers presented their collections to London’s most fashionable at LFW. The designs spanned from traditional Indonesian craftsmanship to contemporary modestwear showing modest is chic and for fashionistas in every corner of the globe. With a splash, Indonesia Now proved that while rooted in a rich culture of fabrication and textiles, Indonesian designers are fashion-forward thinkers bringing their creativity to the mainstream. Supported by the Indonesia Ministry of Trade and Buttonscarves Beauty, top design talent from the country stunned the packed house with their stunning designs. Buttonscarves Buttonscarves, INDONESIA NOW, READY-TO-WEAR, SPRING/SUMMER 2024 (Photos courtesy of The Riviere Agency) Building upon their distinctive monogram designs, this season’s Enchanting Dreamscape collection delves into the realm of fabric techniques, breathing new life into the signature Buttonscarves identity. The monogram takes center stage, emboldened by embossed, quilted, and lace details, lending a tactile and dimensional elegance to every piece. The vibrant color palette infuses each piece with a dynamic spirit while harmonizing with the monogram's elegance. Nada Puspita x Khanaan Nada Puspita and Khanaan, INDONESIA NOW, READY-TO-WEAR, SPRING/SUMMER 2024 (Photos courtesy of The Riviere Agency) Nada Puspita and Khanaan come together to present the 'Take A Bow' collection for London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 24. This collection beautifully blends Nada Puspita's signature watercolor style and floral patterns with Khanaan's textured pixelated ikat motifs, creating a harmonious fusion. The floral patterns, as well as their signature monograms, are also reimagined in ribbon and bow-like shapes. From blazers to statement dresses, the collection is crafted from exquisite materials such as satin, shimmering organza, and tulle, which are presented in classic colors like black, dusty blue, and ivory. Just like its name, this collection represents our gift and way of giving a bow to every woman who has the courage to be confident with herself. Ayu Dyah Andari Ayu Dyah Andari is known for her ultra- feminine approach to the female silhouette. She is thoroughly inspired by exquisite Victorian designs and luxurious vintage garments. Her designs are covered in crystals, pearls and hand- made embroidery, which are then laced with embroidered roses – her signature approach in creating one-of-a-kind detail on her garments. Consisting of 11 looks, the “Rose and Beyond” collection is a combination of deep and earth tones. Five of the designs are created in collaboration with Putri Zulkifli Hasan – a female entrepreneur who is known for her ventures in beauty and education. “We are very proud to be able to work with Putri who has been advocating for female entrepreneurs nationwide,” said Ayu Dyah Andari. This collaboration is built on the aforementioned metaphor of the rose; that every woman has her own strength. Ayu and Putri wish to empower other women to step into their power. Benang Jarum Benang Jarum, INDONESIA NOW, READY-TO-WEAR, SPRING/SUMMER 2024 (Photos courtesy of The Riviere Agency) The Lustrous Whispers collection draws inspiration from the intricate beauty of Chinoiserie patterns and style. Blending traditional elegance with a modern twist, this collection showcases exquisite beadwork and lavish embellishments adorning the designs and adding a touch of opulence and refinement to every piece. The collection boasts a diverse range of fabrics, including printed textiles, delicate lace, and rich jacquards, creating a symphony of textures that captivate the senses. Kami. Kami., INDONESIA NOW, READY-TO-WEAR, SPRING/SUMMER 2024 (Photos courtesy of The Riviere Agency) Kami. is an Indonesian label known for its distinctive and comfortable women's modest clothing, founded in 2009 as Kami Idea by Istafiana Candarini, Nadya Karina, and Afina Candarini. The Ovra Collection draws inspiration from Kami.'s 14-year journey of dedication to craftsmanship. Adding to its allure, the Orva Collection is adorned with a rain lily flower pattern, embodying hope and prosperity. With its captivating trio of core colors – red, yellow, and pink – the Orva Collection weaves these colors together, creating an enchanting expression of emotions and aspirations, guiding towards new beginnings. Kami. empowers modest women to bravely make their fashion statements. Ivan Gunawan Prive Ivan Gunawan is renowned for his boundless creativity and exceptional talent across various artistic domains. Not only is he a celebrated public figure and charismatic presenter, but he also possesses an innate flair for fashion design. Gunawan’s collection, BABUSHKA, celebrates fashionable women, specifically his Grandma, from his childhood in Moscow-Russia. Fans of the brand include Indonesian celebrities like Inneke Koes Herawati. Ivan Gunawan Prive, INDONESIA NOW, READY-TO-WEAR, SPRING/SUMMER 2024 (Photos courtesy of The Riviere Agency) About Indonesia Now Indonesia Now, created by Dina Fatimah (Eski) in 2018, is focused on placing top Indonesian design talent on the global stage highlighting the beauty and richness of Indonesia through the country's top design talent. Indonesia Now's careful curation of designers has led to major press coverage from everyone from Popsugar to Fashion Studio Magazine and Vogue Arabia. For more information follow on Instagram @indonesianow_theshows.

  • The Power of Statement Jewelry

    Mastering the Art of Personal Branding Through Style In a world where individuality and self-expression are highly valued, personal branding has become an essential tool for success. Your unique style and the way you present yourself can leave a lasting impression and shape how others perceive you. And one of the most effective ways to differentiate yourself and make a statement is through the power of bold, eye-catching jewelry. Meet Tonya Dickenson, the visionary founder and creative force behind Asymmetric by Design - Montreal's eco-jewelry destination for everyone who dares to be bold and unique. Tonya's life has been a array of extraordinary experiences, living in various corners of the globe and embarking on countless journeys to collect treasures from the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa. Along her travels, she witnessed the harsh realities of inequality and the disproportionate effects of climate change, fuelling her passion for making a difference. The vision for Asymmetric by Design is rooted in Egypt in 1978, where Tonya, the daughter of a Canadian diplomat, discovered her passion for antique beads and silver. Soon she became a collector of these unique time capsules and a student of their role in culture and history. This September, Tonya invites you to explore new fashion trends and the art of self-expression through jewelry during prestigious Montreal Fashion Week taking place from 18 - 24 September 2023. An exclusive conference, studio tour and networking event taking place on Tuesday, September 19, 5-7pm, will help you to gain valuable knowledge and inspiration to navigate the fashion world with confidence, creativity and a focus on sustainability and self-expression. Accessories, particularly statement jewelry pieces, have the remarkable ability to transform any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. By carefully selecting and wearing pieces that reflect your personality and style, you can create a visual representation of who you are and what you stand for. From bold necklaces to oversized earrings, these eye-catching adornments can be the perfect finishing touch to elevate your look. Beyond Fashion But why is personal branding and mastering the art of expressing yourself through style so important? By consciously curating a unique image, you control the narrative surrounding how you are perceived by others. It becomes a way of telling your story. It is also a powerful marketing tool that goes far beyond fashion and is important for several reasons: 1. Differentiation: In today's competitive world, personal branding helps you stand out from the crowd. It allows you to showcase your unique skills, talents, and personality, setting you apart from others in your field. By mastering the art of expressing yourself through style, you can visually communicate your individuality, making a memorable impression. 2. Career Advancement: Creating a strong personal brand can positively impact your professional growth. When you establish yourself as an expert in your industry and develop a unique style, it can open up opportunities for career advancement, such as promotions, partnerships, or collaborations. It is especially important in a competitive world of beauty and fashion where you are constantly judged by the way you look and first impressions matter more than anything else. 3. Building Trust and Credibility: Consistency in personal branding and style helps build trust and credibility among your audience, whether it's colleagues, employers, clients, or customers. When people recognize your personal brand and associate it with quality work and a strong sense of identity, they are more likely to trust and value your expertise. Styling 101 Here are some benefits of incorporating jewelry and tips for curating a collection of statement pieces that complement your look: 1. Enhances Personal Style: Jewelry allows you to express your individuality and enhance your personal style. By choosing pieces that resonate with your aesthetic preferences, you can create a unique and memorable look. 2. Adds Visual Interest: Well-chosen jewelry pieces can add visual interest to your outfits. They can serve as focal points, drawing attention to specific areas or highlighting your best features. 3. Completes an Outfit: Jewelry has the power to complete an outfit and give it a polished look. Even the simplest attire can be elevated with the right accessories, transforming it into a stylish ensemble. 4. Versatility: Jewelry offers versatility in styling. You can mix and match different pieces to create various looks, allowing you to adapt your style to different occasions and moods. 5. Timeless Appeal: High-quality, well-crafted jewelry often has a timeless appeal. Investing in classic and versatile pieces ensures that they can be worn and enjoyed for years to come, transcending fashion trends. Remember, the key to curating a collection of statement jewelry is to choose pieces that resonate with your personal style, complement your wardrobe, and make you feel confident and stylish. In the words of Tonya Dickenson, "Be Bold. Be Unique. Be you!" "Asymmetric by Design is not just a sustainable company, it's a social movement. Committed to the advancement of women and the preservation of our planet, the company creates and offers remodeling services." - Tonya Dickenson Find out more here. See you in Montreal! Read more: Montreal Jewelry Brand Advocates for Sustainability and Women's Rightsat Montreal Fashion Week

  • KGL Goes Beyond Cool with Gender Fluid NYFW Runway

    New York, NY (September 10, 2023) - Kanika Goyal Label (KGL) found a way to evolve beyond creativity and show NYFW that truly original designs still pervade the fashion mecca’s runways with its vivid visual play of intersecting lines, sublime shapes, textures and tempting colors. The Delhi, India-based brand’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection, Aether Leak delved into the intriguing space between the tangible and the intangible, where the concepts of the infinite, otherworldly dimensions converge with the earthly transitions. Guests felt transported to Goyal’s vision: a cosmic dance-off where the familiar mingles with the mystical. This collection drew its creative impetus from the interplay of light and shadow, the hazy realms of the unknown, and the transcendental link between gods and mortals. The color palette gracefully transitioned from the brief haze of dusty pastels to the deep, mysterious shades of the universe, ranging from muted hues to iridescent, infinite shades that mirror the transition from earthly haziness to the clarity of divine domains. Bonded knits, taffeta, and denim fabrics echoed cosmic grains and the passing softness of clouds inviting wearers to traverse the boundary between tangible and celestial. The motifs represent the fleeting moments, the potential for transformation, and the delicate interplay between chaos and order. Aether Leak employs gradient techniques to evoke the illusion of shifting dimensions. Airy materials drape like a celestial mist, allowing wearers to embody the nebulous beauty of distant realms. Structured garments incorporate metallic embellishments, emulating the luminous dust particles suspended in the realms of creation. “Aether Leak is an invitation to witness the youthful spirit transcending boundaries and exploring the depths of imagination.” – Designer, Kanika Goyal Notable attendees included Bibhu Mohapatra, TG Omori, Renata Valliulina, Sukihana, Leyna Bloom, Brett Gray. About KGL With its roots dug deep in quality craftsmanship and refined tailoring, KGL finds its identity by playing with the principle of paradox. KGL aims at its continuous endeavors of delivering intellectually designed statement neo-luxury with ‘a cool brand’ element. The brand language embodies a youthful and free spirit that draws inspiration from the current zeitgeist and in return adds back to the cultural sphere, an engaging and vivid visual play of intersecting lines, sublime shapes, textures and tempting colors. Its perspective on self-expression and freedom of speech is built into the fabric of the brand. Celebrating a non-traditionalist point of view, KGL intends to deconstruct the rigid perception of tailoring as well as gender stereotypes. The brand combines elevated construction with elements that authentically define “now” and use humor as a vehicle to communicate its values and ideas. Follow the brand on Instagram at @kanikagoyallabel and or visit About Designer Kanika Goyal Kanika Goyal was born in 1989 in Chandigarh, India. Post high school, Kanika’s affinity to design translated into a raging passion. A graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India and later, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, eager to experiment, she went on to explore opportunities with the best in the industry. A series of varied internships later, Kanika, having satiated her appetite for a multidimensional profile, stepped closer to her passion. From illustrious apprenticeships at Prada, Marchesa, Adidas Group, Bibhu Mohapatra to name a few, Kanika delved into the world of exquisite garments and more importantly, bespoke philosophies. Her strenuous hours at these design houses were exceedingly instrumental in establishing her obsession for quality and detail. It was here that the designer streamlined her precious influences into a singular, more compact design philosophy. Since the brand initiation in December 2014, Kanika has received multiple accolades for business success. She was a part of Entrepreneur India 35U35 list, Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019, amongst the top 8 designers for Vogue Italia x FAD talents 2019, amongst top 7 designers changing the face of Indian fashion by Vogue India, amongst top 5 designers for Vogue India Fashion Fund 2016, a part of Vogue India’s 28 under 28 list in 2015, amongst top 6 Gen Next Talents by IMG Lakme Fashion week and designer to look out for in 2014 by Grazia India. With the headquarters in New Delhi, India, the brand showcases its collections regularly at New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week along with showcasing in India at IMG Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai and FDCI India Fashion week, New Delhi. It has its presence in prominent markets such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, Japan, Europe along with India. In the past, KGL has collaborated with renowned brands; Adidas Originals, Smartwater, Absolut to name a few and has been worn by global icons such as MIA, Huda Kattan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Lilly Singh, DJ Snake, Manuel Turizo and many more.


    Hello September! Our monthly roundup of the most important fashion | art | travel | tech events is here. Ongoing Events Until 9.09 80th Venice Film Festival Biennale Cinema 2023 24.09 Dali Shirt, Museo del Traje Madrid 29.10 Crown to Couture Exhibition, London 1-10 September 2023 September 2023 (whole month) - Valencia Design Fest 1-3 arteba 2023 Buenos Aires 2.09 Venice Fashion Film Festival Awards 2023 2.09 One Night Only, Venice Armani Show 80th birthday 9.09 BAFWEEK 2-4 Who's Next Impact, Bijorhca, Traffic & Neonyt Paris 3-6 Autumn Fair 2023 NEC Birmingham 4-5 The London Textile Fair 4-6 China International Hair Fair Guangzhou 5-7 Bursa Textile Show 2023 5-9 Seoul Fashion Week 2024 S/S 5-9 Stockholm Design Week 5-9 Tasmanian Fashion Festival Launceston 5-30 - 30 Years of Red Carpet Style with George Pimentel 6-9 CENTRESTAGE 2023 Hong Kong 6-9 FRIEZE Seoul 6-14 Worldwide Talks 2023 9th edition NYC & Online 6-22 Fashion X AI 2022-2023 Touring Exhibition London 7-10 KIAF Art Seoul 7-10 Czech Design Week 2023 7-10 Digital Fashion Week New York 7-11 Madrid es Moda 7-16 Paris Design Week 2023 7-17 TIFF 2023 Toronto - 48th edition 7-28 France Design Week 2023 8-10 NYFW: The Shows Season 10 8-10 hiTech Moda NYC 8-10 FNB Art Joburg 8-12 VO Vincenza Oro, Italy 8-17 Helsinki Design Week 9-10 TTF Hyderabad, India 9-15 South Asian New York Fashion Week 9.09-7.01 Ann Lowe: American Couturier 10-12 TOP DRAWER London 10-12 Thredz Show Toronto 10-13 PURE Life Experience Marrakech 11-20 September 2023 11.09 CANIFFF "Fashion Loves Film" during TIFF Toronto 11-16 MQ Vienna Fashion Week- 15 Years 12-13 Digital Travel Summit US 2023 12-14 Lagos Fashion Fair 2023, Nigeria 12-17 MBFW Madrid - 17th edition 12-30 Brussels Design September 2023 13-14 Project Tokyo 13-14 AI Summit Seoul 2023 13-14 Fashion Rendez-Vous Premiere Vision Paris 13-14 Modtissimo, Porto 13-15 TEXHIBITION ISTANBUL 13-17 ArtRio 2023 Rio de Janerio 13-17 Berlin Art Fair 13.09-26.11 Food & Fashion FIT New York 14.09 Emerce Fashion Fashion-Forward, Amsterdam 14.09 Vogue World 2023 London 2nd edition 14-17 Positions Berlin Art Fair 15-16 Digital Fashion Week London 15-16 Fashion Finest 15-17 MOMAD 2023 Madrid 15-17 Fashion Scout London 15-18 HOMI Fashion & Jewels Exhibit Milan 15-19 London Fashion Week 15-24 Sydney Design Week 16-17 Roncesvalles Polish Festival Toronto 16-20 Milano Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 16-24 London Design Festival 16-24 Lake Como Design Festival - 5th edition 16.09-11.02.14 REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion, Design Museum 16.09-25.02.24 Coco Chanel. Fashion Manifesto V&A Museum London 17-19 Designers & Agents New York Spring 24 17-20 MICAM Milano 17.09-21.01.24 Woven Histories Textiles and Modern Abstraction, LACMA Los Angeles 18-19 Luxury Innovation Summit Geneva 18-21 ILTM North America The Bahamas 18-24 Semaine Mode De Montreal 19-20 Fashion Tech Days Lyon 19-20 London Film Festival 2023 19-20 T.O. WEBFEST - 10th annual, Toronto 19-21 Sourcing at MAGIC New York 19-21 TRENDZ WEST Florida 19-23 COTERIE New York 19-24 Panama Fashion Week 20.09 CES 2024 TECH TRENDS Paris 20-24 Affordable Art Fair New York - Fall 20-22 Premiere Vision Shenzhen 20-24 Philly Fashion Week, Philadelphia 20.09- 9.10 Swarovski — Masters of Light from Vienna to Shanghai 20.09-7.04.24 Mode et Sport, Musée des Arts décoratifs Paris 21-30 September 2023 21.09 Wired Summit 2023 Expo Santa Fe, Mexico City 21-23 Sustainable Design China Summit 2023, Beijing 21-23 FIND Design Fair Asia Singapore 21-24 Athens Fashion Trade Shows 21-24 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles 21.09-1.10 Singapore Design Week 2023 21.09-8.10 World Wearable Art Awards Show Wellington, New Zealand 21.09- 7.01.24 The Missing Thread 22-25 WHITE Milano 22.09-1.10 Creative Expo Taiwan 2023, Taipei 22.09-1.10 Vienna Design Week 2023 23.09 FASH FILM FETE Phoenix 23-24 Brussels Design Market 2023 24-25 Feria Estil & Moda Barcelona 25.09-8.10 Sustainable Fashion Week SFW 2023 across UK and online 26-27 AI & Big Data Expo Amsterdam 26-28 Tech Fest 2023 online 26-28 Elevate Festival Toronto 26-28 Allfashion Sourcing 2023 Cape Town 26.09-1.10 Contemporary Istanbul 2023 - 18th edition 27.09 Digital Fashion Summit 2023 Berlin 27.09 Global Fashion Summit: Boston Edition 27-28 Design Matters Copenhagen and online 27-29 LA Textile 28-29 The Future of Fashion Technology Expo and Conference for Fashion Entrepreneurs 28-29 Digital Fashion Week Paris 28-30 Fashion Digital Talks Mexico City and online 28-30 Fashion Community Week San Francisco 28.09-1.10 Tranoi Women SS 24 Paris 28.09-2.10 York Fashion Week Part 2 29-30 hiTech Moda Paris Fashion Week season 2 29-30 BLTM New Delhi 29-30 TTF Delhi & BLTM 29.09-2.10 Premiere Classe Paris 30.09-1.10 Toronto Vintage Clothing Show 30.09-4.10 ECAI 2023 Krakow, Poland 30.09-4.10 Orange County Fashion Week 30.09-7.10 Boston Fashion Week Would you like to list your local event in our Fashion Calendar? Please get in touch!

  • Move Over Y2K, Get Ready for ‘Comfortcore’

    British Women Are Prioritising Comfort More Than Ever, but Not at the Expense of Style LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--British women are prioritising comfort when planning their outfits this summer, with nearly 40% of respondents saying a good fit is front of mind. This is giving rise to a new fashion trend: Comfortcore. Comfortcore is the new aesthetic of choice emerging from France and the UK. Not just sweatshirts and leggings - comfortcore is known for soft materials and easy-to-wear designs that deliver elegance while giving a feeling of being relaxed. It’s all about finding a balance with a fit, texture and fluidity that is still timelessly chic. Comfortcore could solve Britain’s style dilemma, as just 14% of UK women are fully content with their current style and 69% are keen to know how to dress better for their shape and size, according to new YouGov research commissioned by creator-guided shopping platform, LTK. LTK creator Mollie Campsie (molliecampsie) is an early advocate for this new trend, commenting: “Comfort is my number one priority, no exceptions! I can’t feel my best if I’m not comfortable. I want my outfits to get me through the day and be weather appropriate, fit properly and be made of soft fabrics. Anything else would just be a distraction.” Another item that fits the Comfortcore trends is Crocs. The marmite shoe brand is particularly popular with Gen Z shoppers, with 24% of 16–24-year-olds styling out the comfortable footwear, compared to just 8% of respondents aged between 45-54. While Comfortcore is growing in popularity nationally this summer, it has been especially dominant in the North-East of England where comfy jumpsuits are go-tos for 37% of the women there, versus the national average of 28%. Similarly, easy slip-on footwear, such as flip flops, are popular options in this region, with twice as many consumers (60%) planning to wear the summer slip-on compared to the national average (30%). And, despite the ongoing economic squeeze, shoppers are ready to buy, with 45% planning to spend between £50 and £200 a month, while 19% plan to invest more than £200 on their summer wardrobe this year. Preloved fashion is also in demand, with 50% of respondents keen to buy second-hand clothes. But what items are hot and what are not, according to UK shoppers? What’s hot? Fail-safe Comfortcore staples like maxi dresses are the main choice for 50% of shoppers, alongside trainers (74%) and sandals (70%), which continue to make the top of shopping wish lists. What’s not? Eccentric, standout pieces are not a priority, with only a small minority of women planning to wear fringe dresses (3%), lace dresses (7%), and statement heels (8%) this summer. Even trends like Y2K, previously dominating the fashion scene post-pandemic, are also dipping, with 90s aesthetic items like low-rise (9%) and flared (12%) jeans out in favour of a more comfortable wide-legged option (37%). Finding inspiration British women are also calling out for more style guidance and inspiration, as 30% of women surveyed are eager to experiment with their wardrobe, while 23% want to explore bolder options when it comes to pattern, print, colour and accessories. 39% of respondents don’t want to spend time choosing an outfit and regularly leave the house without feeling well dressed. So it’s no surprise that social media has a huge role to play when it comes to fashion inspiration. LTK’s research found that people are almost twice as likely (14% versus 8%) to be inspired by influencers’ style over celebrities. And their influence further increases over celebrities when it comes to beauty (20% versus 8%). This inspiration has led to more items in the shopping trolley, with 42% of respondents buying an item they discovered through an influencer, with Londoners even more likely to be swayed, as the figure rises to 55% in the capital. But many are still drawing grassroots inspiration from street style, with over a quarter (26%) citing this as a main source for new fashion ideas. Street style has remained relevant in the digital age with influencers tapping into their latest urban trends and bringing it into their own looks to connect with their followers in a relatable way. Style expert and LTK creator, Lydia Tomlinson (lydiajanetomlinson), who regularly posts educational style content on her LTK shop, has shared her tips for building your wardrobe this summer: Invest in a few useful accessories; preferably pieces with a twist that bring some fun and personality to the outfit. Think carefully about fabrics. You don’t need to spend lots of money on pieces but look for natural fabrics as they’re a lot more breathable. I usually opt for white, wide-legged trousers for the evening. They always look chic and dressy but, at the same time, are comfy and practical. The beauty of white wide legs is that they’re versatile and can be styled with a range of tops and accessories for whatever mood you’re in! The ‘perfect fit’ is different for everyone. What matters most is that people feel comfortable with what they’re wearing, because comfort brings confidence. I would personally say though, if in doubt, go for something slightly looser than something that’s too tight. A slightly looser fit nine times out of ten is more flattering and effortless. *Research of 1,020 UK females was commissioned by YouGov Plc. in June 2023. About LTK As the founder of creator guided shopping, LTK is the trusted and effective platform for creators and their businesses by powering the connection between content and commerce. Founded in 2011 by Amber and Baxter Box, the LTK mission is to empower creators to be as economically successful as possible. World premium lifestyle creators in 150+ countries drive more than $4 billion in annual retail sales through their LTK Shop profiles. Today, nearly 30 million consumers turn to LTK Creators in the LTK shopping platform each month to find inspiration and instantly shop the styles recommended by their favorite creators. And, more than 7,000 brands partner with LTK to gain access to its global creator network for content that converts against performance-driven, cross-channel KPIs. A three-time honoree on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Retail Companies, LTK is headquartered in Dallas, TX and currently operates on five continents. To download the LTK shopping app, search for LTK in the App Store or Google Play. For the latest updates from LTK, follow LTK.Europe. *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

  • Trial of Any Wear, Anywhere Clothing Share Service for Overseas Visitors

    Aiming to provide travel experiences involving less luggage and visualize environmental value Japan Airlines (JAL) and Sumitomo Corporation will launch a trial of the "Any Wear, Anywhere" clothing sharing service ("the Service") for foreign tourists and business travelers to Japan who use JAL-operated flights and will measure the environmental value of using the Service. With more and more people flying again after the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the recent emphasis in sustainability, there is a growing movement around the world to promote sustainable tourism. Travelers increasingly desire to make more sustainable choices regarding their travel destinations, accommodations, transportation etc., they still lack sufficient options. For example, most travelers now enjoy eating at restaurants and staying at hotels at their destination, but they generally bring their own clothing from home. The concept of the Service is therefore to provide a travel experience with minimal luggage by offering clothing rentals at the destination, thereby creating environmental value. By expanding the use of the Service, we aim to create an environment where travelers can use local options for all aspects of their clothing, food, and accommodation, transforming travel and business trips into more sustainable experiences. In providing the Service, Sumitomo Corporation will be responsible for developing the reservation system as well as for the procurement, laundering, and delivery of clothes. All clothing items available for rent will be obtained from excess stock of apparel and pre-owned clothing, thereby promoting the concept of a circular economy. JAL will monitor changes in passengers' checked-in baggage weight and verify the reduction effect of carbon dioxide emissions by reduced airplane weight due to use of the Service. Outline of the Trial Trial period: July 5, 2023, to August 31, 2024 (scheduled) How to use: 1. Visit the "Any Wear, Anywhere" reservation site: 2. Go to the Reservation page and select the clothing set that best suits the season and purpose of your visit to Japan. 3. Enter your JAL flight booking number, the date of pickup and return of the clothing set, and information about the destination where you wish to pick up the clothing set, and make a payment. (Note: Reservations must be made at least one month in advance. In principle, the return date must be within two weeks of the pickup date.) 4. Board a JAL-operated flight with less baggage. 5. Pick up and return the reserved clothing set at your hotel. Under "JAL Vision 2030," which targets the year 2030, the JAL Group is working to create a "safe and secure society" and a "sustainable future" with ESG as the core of its management strategy. The JAL Group's ESG strategy is to "solving social issues and create sustainable flows of people, and sales and distribution channels." We believe that the Service can be one component of this ESG strategy. Leveraging the strengths of an airline company, JAL Group will continue to sustainably generate demand, realizing a vibrant society and future where people and various goods freely interact. By considering social issues and technological developments, Sumitomo Corporation is working to develop businesses in the "Beyond Mobility" domain (mobility and cross-industry collaboration), which is expected to become a pillar of next-generation earnings from a medium- to long- term perspective. The idea for the Service was born from the "0 → 1 Challenge," an in-house entrepreneurship program. Sumitomo Corporation will promote company-wide reform of its business model and create new value by leveraging the individuality and creativity of each employee while responding to significant changes occurring in the world. Starting with this trial, both companies will continue to explore joint efforts that meet customer needs and generate environmental value. [Collaborative partners in the trial] ■WEFABRIK Inc. WEFABRIK was started in 2005 by former textile trader employee Mr. Fukuya, who wanted to make fashion more enjoyable and sustainable by confronting the massive waste that is causing serious environmental problems around the world. With a mission to solve the problem of "fashion loss," in which a global total of more than 20 billion garments are thrown away each year, the company operates an online apparel matching platform called "SMASELL." For this trial, WEFABRIK is cooperating for the procurement of clothes available for rental through the "Any Wear, Anywhere" service. ■Hakuyosha Hakuyosha has been contributing to the development of the cleaning industry in Japan as a leading company ever since it introduced Japan's first independently developed dry cleaning service in 1906, the year after its founding. In 2018, it won the "Sustainability Grand Prize" at the Global Best Practices Awards held in Milan, Italy in recognition of its commitment to providing high-quality services while also considering the environment, such as by conducting independent wastewater analysis at its own research institute, the Laundry Science Laboratory, and promoting the use of solvents with low environmental impact. For this trial, Hakuyosha is cooperating in the laundering and cleaning of clothes available for rental through the "Any Wear, Anywhere" service. Travel In Style! 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  • Perú Moda Deco 2023 opens its doors to promote a more sustainable industry

    LIMA, Peru--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perú Moda Deco celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special edition on October 19 and 20, 2023, titled In harmony with the world. Since its launch, Peru's leading apparel and decoration business event has served as an exceptional platform to showcase to the world the best exports of this Peruvian industry, including cotton and alpaca clothing, baby and children’s clothes, as well as footwear, jewelry, and decorations and gifts. Like every year, Perú Moda Deco will open its doors to industry professionals from all over the world who wish to discover the wide range of quality Peruvian products on offer and to establish valuable business relationships as they immerse themselves in a world of innovation, culture and trends. 200 businesses from different Peruvian regions will take part in this edition. As it turns 25, Perú Moda Deco shines the light on the richness and sustainability of Peruvian natural resources, promoting garments and products made with original materials, such as cotton and alpaca fibers - the latter originating from the Southern regions of the country, including Arequipa, Cusco and Puno. The event - organized by PROMPERÚ, the Peruvian agency for the promotion of exports - will feature different elements to promote cooperation and a collective effort to build an offering with a stronger commitment to the environment and social change. Attendees will be able to take in all that Perú Moda Deco has to offer through international conferences, business forums, activation events, and networking opportunities. The event highlights the respect for and the value placed on ancestral techniques, which combined with innovation and creativity lead to ground-breaking offerings that follow market trends, and to products that stand out for their excellent finishes and attention to detail. These activities enable Peru to promote actions that create an ethical industry - where nature and supply chain players can live together in harmony. To register for Perú Moda Deco 2023, contact PROMPERÚ's business office in your country and/or go to: Peruvian Moodboard Peruvian Style Handmade Cushion Cover Real Alpaca Natural Fur Toy Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes TINKUY Peru Women’s Alpaca Wool V Neck Sweater Vest Shamans Market - Peruvian Traditional Wool Blend Poncho Shamans Market - Silver Wire Earrings Peruvian Turquoise Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru and Bolivia TINKUY PERU - Peruvian Alpaca Wool Fingerless Mitten Gloves Ceramic Llama Planter for Succulent Plants *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

  • Zartico Launches ZDOS™ Airport, Strategic-Planning Solution for U.S. Airports

    Streamlined data intelligence answers key questions about passenger trends The Zartico Destination Operating System™ Airport is a strategic decision-making tool designed specifically for airports. Guide the future growth and stability of your airport with game-changing insights. SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zartico, the creators of the world’s first Destination Operating System™, announces the latest in game-changing data solutions with the launch of ZDOS™ Airport. Designed to meet the unique needs of airports, ZDOS™ Airport offers new insights into passenger behavior, allowing airports to make data-led decisions for the benefit of travelers and local communities. With a partner base of more than 250 North American destination organizations, Zartico recognized that the airports share a common pain point with many destinations — a lack of transformational data insights that fuels innovation and supports competition. This new self-service application fills that gap and allows them to compete on revenue generation. ZDOS™ Airport uses the same rigorous data science methodology that powers Zartico’s destination management solutions. The application’s passenger-specific data model simplifies dataset analysis, requiring little customization or technical know-how to derive meaningful insights that drive new revenue possibilities in route development, local passenger inflow, and parking utilization. ZDOS™ Airport equips airports to now answer key questions, including: Where do our outbound and inbound passengers live? See the full picture of your local catchment area, and understand what markets inbound travelers are coming from. How does our market share compare to nearby competing airports? Know how your airport stacks up — who in your catchment area is choosing a competing airport, and who is traveling into competing airports to reach your destination. Who is using our parking services, and who is choosing an off-site competitor? Develop targeted marketing strategies to drive incremental parking growth. Where do inbound passengers go in our destination? Understand travel motivators for inbound flyers to create out-of-market advertising opportunities and grow strategic partnerships with in-market attractions and event venues. “Data is a powerful tool for understanding human movement and the economic opportunities tied to it,” says Zartico CEO Sarah Lehman. “In developing ZDOS™ Airport, we’ve combined everything we’ve learned from working with tourism destinations, then innovated, focused, and streamlined it in order to give airport leaders the precise intelligence they need to elevate their organizations moving forward.” ZDOS™ Airport is built on Zartico’s Integrated Data Model, using high-resolution geolocation data and event data to generate meaningful insights that supplement gate data. By filling in the data gaps, ZDOS™ Airport brings the full picture of passenger behavior into focus, empowering airports to market more strategically and manage more effectively. About Zartico Zartico powers the possibilities of place. Makers of the first Destination Operating System, Zartico harnesses and streamlines big data, science, AI, and technology to provide unprecedented visibility into the movement of people and economic opportunities. ZDOS™ is a complete strategic planning solution that equips communities to make better decisions and navigate the future. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Zartico has decades of experience in technology, tourism, data science, and storytelling. Travel in style with these awesome accessories: Large Travel Backpack For Women iWALK Small Portable Charger Universal Handsfree Phone Mount for Flying *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

  • StyleScan’s Innovative Virtual Outfitting and Styling Software Aims to Elevate Small Fashion Brands

    Los Angeles (July, 5, 2023) –– Originally exclusively available to B2B subscribers, StyleScan is thrilled to announce its AI-powered styling software is now available in the Shopify App Store. StyleScan Studio is a plug-in available to all Shopify users, with the option to upgrade to Premium access and create an unlimited amount of digitally dressed model images. This process significantly reduces costs while accelerating the photo production process for retail brands. StyleScan also recently partnered with LOOK, a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software platform, simplifying collaboration between creative departments and streamlining production operations. By integrating StyleScan’s ESG-compliant software, manufacturing processes are optimized and textile waste is reduced, ultimately fostering brand commitment to sustainable practices. The company’s social initiative focuses on nurturing young creatives, and through their Student Sponsorship program, StyleScan provides free Studio licenses to thousands of students. Their goal is to inspire and empower the next generation of creative minds. StyleScan Studio is versatile and can be used for apparel, accessories, jewelry, and footwear designs. The process is simple: users drag and drop their product images into the app and digitally dress a model from the growing model database or upload their own model photos. Within minutes, images are ready for e-commerce platforms, social media, and other marketing channels. StyleScan Studio is the key to elevating emerging brands in the fashion industry, taking them to new heights. The software’s technical features continue to expand and become more sophisticated, with exciting updates available soon. In the next version of Studio, the AI-powered software will introduce a groundbreaking new capability: generating a digitally dressed model with any chosen background. This revolutionary feature not only enhances creative control, but also sets the perfect scene for any virtual photoshoot. Businesses utilizing StyleScan Studio have seen sales increase by 138% and consumer engagement by 47%. “Now that StyleScan is available on Shopify, this will be a game changer and huge support for new emerging brands who do not have financial resources to orchestrate an elaborate photoshoot to showcase their designs,” says CEO/Founder Larissa Posner. StyleScan remains dedicated to advances in sustainability, inclusivity, and bringing efficiency to marketing, merchandising, and manufacturing. This is just the beginning! About StyleScan: StyleScan is a groundbreaking virtual outfitting and styling technology transforming the fashion industry. The team of expert computer scientists and veteran fashion executives developed the leading AI application that specializes in virtually dressing real people. Now, fashion companies can digitally generate images of models wearing their merchandise by uploading product photos or 3D design files. The software also provides a constantly-expanding database of real model images to choose from. Along with being the solution to manufacturing, merchandising, and marketing, anyone can use StyleScan’s innovative tool to create personalized, virtually styled looks with their own images. Using StyleScan streamlines operations, enhances creativity, and contributes to more sustainable practices, ultimately benefiting the industry as a whole.

  • StyleScan Raises $1M to Expand Its Virtual Dressing Technology

    Already powering multiple luxury brands’ e-commerce websites, StyleScan is accelerating the deployment of its new technology with a financial round led by Clearbrook Capital. LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StyleScan, the developer of virtual-dressing technology for the fashion industry, announced today that it raised an additional $1 million in funding, bringing its total seed-round capital to $3 million. StyleScan’s leadership said that this financing is propelling the expansion of its e-commerce ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) solutions including the launch of new AI-driven products in the coming months. “With everything going increasingly digital, including fashion, online retailers need to up their game and improve the customer experience,” said StyleScan Founder and CEO Larissa Posner. “StyleScan helps them do that: Our newest SaaS plugin—ModelSwitch—empowers online shoppers. It allows them to preview garments on models with a wide range of body shapes, sizes and skin-tones. This makes fashion more relatable for everyone.” Posner added: “StyleScan’s value proposition for the brands employing our tech is straightforward. When shoppers can visualize their purchases on models who resemble them, they’re twice as likely to buy and 30% less likely to return what they bought. Put simply, we help our brand-partners enhance profits by making their online consumers more satisfied.” Though the benefits of StyleScan are easy to understand, its technology is sophisticated. StyleScan’s next-level software performance relies on a cutting-edge mix of machine learning, augmented reality, computer vision and fabric physics simulations. They all operate in sync to solve the complex problems of digitally rendering clothes onto countless body types with accuracy and a high aesthetic standard. With the company’s intellectual property now protected by two non-provisional patents, StyleScan’s software gives its clients multiple competitive advantages. To solve the complex problems of on-demand virtual dressing, StyleScan’s founder assembled a team of accomplished mathematicians and scientists. StyleScan’s Chief Technology Officer, Hein Hundal, is a PhD-level mathematician and previously was a machine learning and computer vision expert at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory. Stylescan’s Chief AI Officer, Rob Reitzen, is a Blackjack Hall of Famer and an AI practitioner who has developed many unique machine learning algorithms. To help bring the company’s revolutionary technology to fashion e-commerce, StyleScan tapped Galina Sobolev as Chief Marketing Officer. Sobolev is a fashion industry veteran who created contemporary women’s brand SINGLE, which recently launched a top-selling plus-size division. Investors have taken notice. “Larissa and her highly-skilled team have built a high-quality product that solves two key growing problems within the fashion retail sector: providing competitive customer experiences and reducing the cost and environmental impact of returned items,” said Robin Saunders, Managing Partner at Clearbrook Capital, a seed-round investor in StyleScan. “Having reviewed the offering of several ‘fashion try-on’ software competitors, we were very impressed with StyleScan’s. Their product is sleek, simple for online customers to use and seamless for retailers to incorporate into their online shops. This makes us very optimistic about StyleScan’s potential.” StyleScan’s clients include several luxury fashion companies; and several multi-billion-dollar apparel companies have begun piloting StyleScan’s tech. “In Q2 of this year, StyleScan began generating monthly recurring revenue,” said Posner. “With our technology already powering a dozen e-commerce brands, with another dozen expected to launch in the next several months, we are aiming for mass adoption. This is just the beginning.” About StyleScan: StyleScan offers AI-powered visualization technology that elevates the online shopping experience. With StyleScan, customers can preview garments on models resembling their own unique body shapes, or style full outfits with items across a retailer’s entire inventory. StyleScan was founded in 2018 by CEO Larissa Posner, a former fintech entrepreneur who assembled a group of leading computer scientists, venture investors, and fashion executives to develop sophisticated virtual dressing technology. Based in Los Angeles, StyleScan is funded by an elite group of angel and private equity investors as well as strategic fashion industry partners. @stylescan Read more: Student Fact Sheet *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

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