Design http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34144/all en Graduates from fashion's "cradle" of talent chase elusive dream http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/graduates-fashions-cradle-talent-chase-elusive-dream <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dasha Afanasieva</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - As London Fashion Week closes, Britain's budding designers must tackle the challenge of finding employment in an economy where most recent university graduates are struggling for work and in an industry that is notoriously competitive.</p> <p>London has a reputation as a cradle of new fashion talent, with the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design boasting an illustrious list of alumni including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and John Galliano.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/graduates-fashions-cradle-talent-chase-elusive-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Design Disaster Fashion Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:15:13 +0000 5760274 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish fashion looks abroad, away from crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/spanish-fashion-looks-abroad-away-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With Spain stuck in the economic doldrums, the country's fashion designers have redoubled their imagination to conquer new markets in Europe, the United States and emerging economies.</p> <p>"Abroad difference, quality and creativity are very much appreciated," Nuria Sarda, creative director of Catalan lingerie brand Andres Sarda, told AFP at the four-day Madrid fashion week which wrapped up on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/spanish-fashion-looks-abroad-away-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Culture Design Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:00:41 +0000 5764694 at http://www.globalpost.com Marimekko's women take '60s success into long bloom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/marimekkos-women-take-60s-success-long-bloom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Huge cotton prints drape the entrance of Marimekko's factory in Helsinki, instantly recognisable as the bold, iconic designs that took the fashion world by storm in the 1960s and remain the lifeblood of the Finnish brand today.</p> <p>With its bright floral and geometric prints, Marimekko is synonymous with modern Finnish design and the company that started in 1951 as a small family-run business now has more than 100 stores selling clothing, crockery and home decor in <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/japan">Tokyo</a>, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">Paris</a>, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/china">Hong Kong</a> and Beverly Hills.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/marimekkos-women-take-60s-success-long-bloom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clothing Design Human Interest Labor Law Visual arts AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 04:45:27 +0000 5785124 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford was "shocked" by sexist poster ads in India, executive says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/ford-was-shocked-sexist-poster-ads-india-executive-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co &lt;F.N&gt; was "shocked" by a series of Indian poster advertisements that included one showing women tied up in the trunk of a Ford driven by ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, its chief marketing executive said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Indian company that produced the ads fired employees over the incident earlier this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/ford-was-shocked-sexist-poster-ads-india-executive-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Communication design Design Ford Motor Co Graphic design Human Interest Labor Law Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:30:38 +0000 5795320 at http://www.globalpost.com When education meets passion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/when-education-meets-passion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Remember those good old days when you used to draw? Sitting on your knees, bending over your favourite art book, crayons scattered all around, delving into a world of your own? Remember those amateur drawings? May be some are still hanging on your walls with your signature right at the corner. Those with a thatched hut, banana trees (only the leaves visible from behind the hut!), a river with a boat, the descending sun and flying birds? Then came the days when you had to give up 'aka aki' (drawing) for a more serious affair, 'porashona' (studies).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/when-education-meets-passion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communication design Design Technology Visual arts Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:48:44 +0000 Asianet 5811937 at http://www.globalpost.com Design plays important role in life, economy: experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/design-plays-important-role-life-economy-experts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Design has played an important role in improving the qualify of life and promoting a more sustainable economic development, design experts told Xinhua Wednesday.</p><P>The Green Living Forum, jointly organized by China's Tsinghua University and the New Academy of Fine Arts and Domus Academy, two renowned international schools of design based in Milan, has attracted design professionals from China and Italy.</p><P>Italo Rota, scientific director of the two Italian academies, said that innovation and technology are useful to change the behavior of individuals and therefore improve a country'</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/design-plays-important-role-life-economy-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Project 211 Project 985 Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:33:29 +0000 Asianet 5812192 at http://www.globalpost.com Crisis lurks in the shadows at Milan design fair http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/crisis-lurks-the-shadows-at-milan-design-fair <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Crawling with creative types and packed with high-end designer furniture, Milan Design Week has shown all its characteristic panache with no hint of the economic crisis crushing Italy.</p> <p>But despite the tens of thousands crowding the pavilions this year, and upbeat praise from architects, artists and style-minded businessmen, all was not well below the surface.</p> <p>"The crisis was really paralysing in the run-up to Christmas and so we were all very afraid that the Salone would not go well," said architect Marco Romanelli.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/crisis-lurks-the-shadows-at-milan-design-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Furniture Milan Furniture Fair AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:01:27 +0000 5815095 at http://www.globalpost.com High-Tech body scanner gives shoppers a custom fit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/high-tech-body-scanner-gives-shoppers-custom-fit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Imagine being able to try on 10 different pairs of jeans in 10 seconds. Now, imagine they all fit. Perfectly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/high-tech-body-scanner-gives-shoppers-custom-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Design Fashion design Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Asianet 5816246 at http://www.globalpost.com AllSaints launches new film division http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130517/allsaints-launches-new-film-division <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Spitalfields, London-based fashion brand AllSaints has launched a new film division designed to unveil "innovative and exclusive" films and video exhibitions that capture the spirit of the brand. </p> <p>AllSaints Film is a brand new project set to bring exciting new films and installations to life, as well as commissioning the next generation of young filmmakers.</p> <p>"Film is perhaps the most exciting and accessible medium with which to capture the Spirit of the AllSaints DNA -- creativity, attitude, individuality," said the brand's new creative director Wil Beedle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130517/allsaints-launches-new-film-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Design Fashion Tourism Fri, 17 May 2013 06:45:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839951 at http://www.globalpost.com AllSaints launches new film division http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130517/allsaints-launches-new-film-division <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Spitalfields, London-based fashion brand AllSaints has launched a new film division designed to unveil "innovative and exclusive" films and video exhibitions that capture the spirit of the brand. </p> <p>AllSaints Film is a brand new project set to bring exciting new films and installations to life, as well as commissioning the next generation of young filmmakers.</p> <p>"Film is perhaps the most exciting and accessible medium with which to capture the Spirit of the AllSaints DNA -- creativity, attitude, individuality," said the brand's new creative director Wil Beedle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130517/allsaints-launches-new-film-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Design Fashion Health and Home Fri, 17 May 2013 07:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839963 at http://www.globalpost.com AllSaints launches new film division http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130517/allsaints-launches-new-film-division <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Spitalfields, London-based fashion brand AllSaints has launched a new film division designed to unveil "innovative and exclusive" films and video exhibitions that capture the spirit of the brand. </p> <p>AllSaints Film is a brand new project set to bring exciting new films and installations to life, as well as commissioning the next generation of young filmmakers.</p> <p>"Film is perhaps the most exciting and accessible medium with which to capture the Spirit of the AllSaints DNA -- creativity, attitude, individuality," said the brand's new creative director Wil Beedle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130517/allsaints-launches-new-film-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Design Fashion Well being Fri, 17 May 2013 07:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839965 at http://www.globalpost.com J.Crew launches London pop-up store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/jcrew-launches-london-pop-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The preppy US retailer has opened a summer pop-up store in London and teamed up with the city's famous fashion school, Central Saint Martins, for a series of projects. </p> <p>For its first foray in the city J.Crew is setting up a temporary shop in the Western Transit Shed in King's Cross, London.</p> <p>Featuring the brand's famous monogramming service, as well as a selection of special Spring/Summer pieces and a preview of the Fall collection, the pop-up shop is set to live up to its name and will be open for just 48 hours, from May 24 to 25. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/jcrew-launches-london-pop-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Education in London J. Crew J.Crew Well being Thu, 23 May 2013 21:47:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844993 at http://www.globalpost.com J.Crew launches London pop-up store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130523/jcrew-launches-london-pop-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The preppy US retailer has opened a summer pop-up store in London and teamed up with the city's famous fashion school, Central Saint Martins, for a series of projects. </p> <p>For its first foray in the city J.Crew is setting up a temporary shop in the Western Transit Shed in King's Cross, London.</p> <p>Featuring the brand's famous monogramming service, as well as a selection of special Spring/Summer pieces and a preview of the Fall collection, the pop-up shop is set to live up to its name and will be open for just 48 hours, from May 24 to 25. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130523/jcrew-launches-london-pop-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Education in London J. Crew J.Crew Health and Home Thu, 23 May 2013 21:47:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844994 at http://www.globalpost.com J.Crew launches London pop-up store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130523/jcrew-launches-london-pop-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The preppy US retailer has opened a summer pop-up store in London and teamed up with the city's famous fashion school, Central Saint Martins, for a series of projects. </p> <p>For its first foray in the city J.Crew is setting up a temporary shop in the Western Transit Shed in King's Cross, London.</p> <p>Featuring the brand's famous monogramming service, as well as a selection of special Spring/Summer pieces and a preview of the Fall collection, the pop-up shop is set to live up to its name and will be open for just 48 hours, from May 24 to 25. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130523/jcrew-launches-london-pop-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Education in London J. Crew J.Crew Tourism Thu, 23 May 2013 22:04:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5845006 at http://www.globalpost.com Menu of hamburger prints and denim ends Milan men's fashion week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/menu-hamburger-prints-and-denim-ends-milan-mens-fashion-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Isla Binnie</p> <p>MILAN (Reuters) - Top designers presented hamburger prints, colored jeans and soft interpretations of formal suits to conclude Milan men's fashion week on Tuesday, recognizing a new generation of men who dare to be bold and casual.</p> <p>Knitwear replaced shirts under soft jackets at Giorgio Armani, while Ermanno Scervino dressed models in Swarovski gem-encrusted denim, creating the "upper casual" style which is growing on the back of demand from Asian consumers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/menu-hamburger-prints-and-denim-ends-milan-mens-fashion-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Design Fashion Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:02:00 +0000 5867310 at http://www.globalpost.com