, Trends

  • Dec
    12
    2016

    Men's Activewear Gets More Fashionable

    Chic activewear for men is having its day on runways in Paris and Milan. Among the brands leading the way are Soar, Outdoor Voices, and Tracksmith. Designer Gosha Rubchinskiy's collaborations with Kappa and Vetements figure prominently in the New York Times tracked trend. Bye bye sloppy trackshorts; hello gorgeous athletic wear! This Prada vest is matched with an off-the-rack Champion brand hoodie.

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  • Nov
    22
    2016

    Trendwatch: Stitch Fix Designs Data-Driven Clothing

    Stitch Fix, the five-year-old online personal styling service, is moving into the design business, creating clothes that algorithms say their customers want right now. Eric Colson, Chief Algorithm Officer, tells Fast Forward Labs that he calls the proprietary … Read More

  • Nov
    17
    2016

    California Design Gains Recognition

    "The ascent of California as a center of design is unstoppable," according to University of California Professor Simon Sandler. In an interview with The New York Times, he explains that California dominates design in the categories of technology (think Apple), … Read More

  • Nov
    14
    2016

    Trendwatch: Fashion Brands Get Ready for Age of the Customer

    "The Age of the Customer" is the next logical step after the Information Age, according to industry research firm Forrestor. How does that insight translate on the retail level? According to a trending Business of Fashion story by Nina Fuhrman, head of retail … Read More

  • Nov
    14
    2016

    Six Fashion Careers of the Future

    Industry website Business of Fashion reports on six careers in fashion that expect to see major growth. FIDM's Career Network is the online portal for students and alumni to access thousands of potential employers. A 3D Print Engineer bridges the technologica … Read More

  • Nov
    02
    2016

    Trendwatch: Instagram Tests Tags to Puchase

    In an attempt to derive income from social, Instagram introduced a new twist to its photo sharing app this week. Now users can tag items, the way you tag people in Facebook. One tap and viewers get information on the piece of clothing; a second tap tak … Read More

  • Nov
    02
    2016

    Will.i.am Designs Wearable Head Phones

    Forward thinking music star Will.i.am (who attended FIDM) just kicked wearable tech up a notch with a set of headphones that double as a necklace—just in time for Christmas. The bluetooth headphones, called Buttons, look like giant metallic studs when … Read More

  • Oct
    24
    2016

    FIDM Library Style Report: Fall 2016

    Overview: A Time of Boredom It is a time of transition. We look to the past, remember what innovations worked, and bring those forgotten concepts into our future. Our fast lives, up until now, leave no room for boredom. However, we are now finding joy in … Read More

  • Aug
    29
    2016

    Trendwatch: Urban Outfitters Boosts Sales by Looking Back

    Urban Outfitters seems to have hit on a winning formula to improve sales in the challenging 18 to 28 year-old space. Partnerships with heritage brands like Adidas, Wrangler, and Calvin Klein are bringing shoppers back to the once flagging brand. CEO Tr … Read More

  • Aug
    15
    2016

    Rose Quartz is a Color Trend that Won't Quit

    The fashion community is embracing one of Pantone's 2016 colors—the soft pink called rose quartz—and carrying the trend into 2017. Referred to as Tumblr pink in the industry, the soft shade has been adopted by marketers for Calvin Klein, Acne, and popu … Read More

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