January 20, 2020

As crucial to a fashion business as the Retail Merchandiser, the Import Merchandiser is normally found on the supplier side of fashion – although similar roles can also be found within the Head Office team within Buying, Product Development or Sourcing.

As a Fashion Imp...

December 11, 2019

Sustainability has been the key word throughout 2019. We’ve learnt more about our excessive meat eating, over-pollution by transport, and the devastating effects that fashion is having on the environment. But Christmas isn’t an easy way to reduce our waste. Buying pres...

December 2, 2019

The month of November was all about money. Big businesses were sold off for healthy profits, whilst cancellations of big events followed dwindling profits.

One of the biggest stories of the month was the announcement that the world’s largest luxury group, LVMH, is to ta...

November 21, 2019

In comparison with a decade ago, the information and knowledge surrounding vegan food has intensified. There are social media sites dedicated to it, books heavily promoting it, and celebrities waxing lyrical on the virtues and beneficial effects of cutting out all meat...

November 1, 2019

Whilst October began with Paris Fashion Week in all its splendour and grandeur, there was still more fashion news to carry us through this autumnal month.

The highlight of New York Fashion Week was undoubtedly, SavageXFenty, Rihanna’s inclusive lingerie brand. Featuring...

October 7, 2019

Milan Fashion Week

Create & Develop might already have explored September’s fashion news, but, without a doubt, Jennifer Lopez was the biggest fashion news of the month. Creating quite a stir when she sashayed onto the Versace catwalk in a similar, and possibly mor...

October 2, 2019

Peter Lindbergh's iconic Vogue Cover

Whilst the topic of conversation during September is always dominated by the Spring / Summer catwalk shows, there’s certainly been plenty more happening.

Known as ‘The January of Fashion’, September has been the perfect month for Oxfa...

September 20, 2019

Let's start with New York...

New York hasn’t, over the past few years, had quite the same attraction as the other three major fashion weeks. But this September, pop sensation Rihanna proved that New York still has the power to entice, with her SavageXFenty catwalk show....

September 2, 2019

British summer time, simultaneously horribly humid and wet, yet brilliantly hot and sunny, had generated light conversation to distract us from some of the more upsetting topics this August. 

Along with the turmoil surrounding Brexit, the Amazonia fires and the continua...

August 21, 2019


Stories around self-cleaning clothing began emerging almost a decade ago, when two scientists, Mingce Long and Deyong Wu of Shanghai Jiao Tong University announced that they had developed a type of cotton that could rid itself of stains and dirt when exposed to...

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