While some consider the fashion industry ludicrous, others have created an empire with the ethos of good taste, high quality and creativity – an industry that can go beyond profits redefining the culture and the way of living of an entire nation: as Italians have taught us throughout the years.
In the creative world, many face the difficulties of “showing me the numbers” and the perception of a “trivial industry”, but in recent years even the art and craft makers have proved to be a solid business with platforms such as Etsy valued at more than $1 billion. Other creative industries, such as theatre are also making considerable contributions to the economies of financial hubs not to mention fashion bloggers that have proved to be full of economic resources for the fashion industry. And while it is true that the creative world is massively benefiting from new ways of communication, high technology and globalisation, there are still a lot of economic challenges ahead for further funding and sustainability of new business models. This month we take a closer look at these sectors through a business lens!
In this month’s issue…
The Glamour of Italian Fashion
We walk through the rooms of the latest V&A exhibition: The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 and look into the defining factors unique to the Italian fashion industry. A dazzling exhibition and a must stop in London.
The Battle of Fashion Bloggers & Editors
Undoubtedly bloggers are the new prominent members of the fashion world. Now we pause for a minute and ask ourselves: Have bloggers become more influential than fashion magazine editors?.
Be or not to be a Restaurateur
Do you cook extremely well? Do you have a passion for food and a solid crowd that cheers your dishes? Are you really thinking to open your own restaurant? Hold on, it is time for a hard reality check!
Hanari advocates “Made in The U.K.”
Did you know that the Japanese market is the largest market for UK fashion outside the EU and the US? With Hanari, Japanese designer Risa presents the best of UK fashion and fabrics to her Asian audience – a unique move!
Jewellery with a Peruvian Touch
Peruvian jewellery makers and their eye-delighting creations are increasingly recognised as a promising new comer in international fashion tendencies together with its solid presence in the fashion industry!
The Business of London Theatres
Whether it is the glittering lights of the West End or the small, twenty-seat mini theatre, it is crucial the contribution the theatre industry makes to the local economy, as well as its vibrant cultural life. Let’s have a closer look!
Active Wear in Day to Day
It seems that active women are more and more in search of clothes that are functional, comfortable and still look fashionable. But, is the growing trend of active wear in everyday life changing the rules of fashion?
Descience – the Sketch!
Descience, round two. This time around, we look into one of the most important milestones of this forward looking project. One step closer in an attempt to bridge the gap between science and fashion. Follow us!
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