Donald Trump’s campaign to ‘hire American, buy American’ has politicised US manufacturing. But brands are getting on board for plenty of other reasons.
The quiet Americans
The emerging US labels making an art of the understatement.
From wardrobe building block to fashion focal point, the button-down is reborn.
As new season styles start dropping into stores, FT opens the wardrobe door on the key pieces for the months ahead.
Leaders of the pack
Vacation-wear is really going places. Who are the new creatives with designs on your suitcase?
They’ve stocked some of the world’s most exclusive stores, but now their creative vision reaches far beyond the shop floor.
Wizards of Oz
The young designers bringing Australian fashion to the international market.
Will UK fashion survive Brexit?
Foreign competition, factory closures and a crucial skills shortfall – now British manufacture faces its biggest challenge yet.
Actress-turned-designer Liv Tyler is taking the British brand Belstaff beyond the leather.
Ugly fashion is big business
From Crocs to bumbags and Birkenstocks, universally ugly ‘It’ accessories have been rebranded into the cult items of the season.
Have we reached peak logo?
Fuelled by social media, the branded t-shirt has achieved sellout status this season. But the market is now so saturated, the logo is at risk of becoming a victim of its own success.
How millennial culture is driving the luxury kidswear market
Brands are cashing in on millennial parents whose Gucci-and-Yeezy-clad toddlers are generating thousands of likes on Instagram.