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How digital printing is transforming high fashion

Digital fabric printing is “probably the greatest innovation of 21st-century fashion,” Christina Binkley declared in the Wall Street Journal last month. The “vastly improved digital printing technologies allow designers to innovate while beefing up their brands,” she says. For Binkley, the printing revolution means that the textiles print isn’t just the new big thing, but is becoming more important and more recognizable than the logo…

Graffinis: New York inspired swimwear

Mention swimwear and Americans are going to think of California, Miami, or maybe Florida. Not New York. But Graffinis, a hip, young swimwear company, is taking the rather grittier Big Apple for its inspiration, and making its mark on the sunnier West Coast. Founded by designer Paul Cartelli in 2007, Graffinis has found fashion-conscious sun lovers responding to its unique marriage of the “urban edge”…
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear
Graffinis S/S '11 Swimwear

Fashion, Digital Technology, and the New Consumer

The ‘digital revolution’ has meant that the average consumer is more informed than ever before. As consumers of media we often see it as just that: a digital information revolution. But from industries as different as new media and new retail, the impact of the digital revolution is rather broader than how we might see it at face value. So with 2012 approaching and as…

The future of denim

Denim is so integral to today’s fashion industry that it’s difficult to imagine it getting any bigger. But, it is. In fact, denim looks set to become an increasingly significant aspect of fashion over the next few years, and, possibly, even over the next few decades. In a recent press release, Premiere Vision announced it had “broken a new attendance record” for its Paris “Denim”…

Reflections of Alexander McQueen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is currently holding a retrospective of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The lines of people waiting to get in to see the exhibition, Savage Beauty, far exceeds those for any other the Met has hosted, with hundreds constantly on line, and waiting time running to 30 minutes on weekends. And although the McQueen exhibition is free (with…

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