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FASHION LOCKDOWN: BARCELONA

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ELENA CARDONA is a freelance senior bags and accessories designer based near Barcelona. For over 15 years, she’s worked with some of the best known luxury brands in the world, including Margiela, Lanvin, Hermes, Lemaire and Isabel Marant. Here, she gives an insight into how the Coronavirus crisis has affected her work on a personal level, …

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INDUSTRY INSIDER: HENRY HOLLAND

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London-based Creative Director, HENRY HOLLAND, exploded onto the scene in 2006 with his memorable Fashion Groupies t-shirt designs, featuring quirky slogans such as ‘Get Yer Freak On, Giles Deacon’ and ‘Cause Me Pain, Hedi Slimane’. Following his launchpad from the world of magazine styling and editorial, he began his own label, House of Holland in 2008, …

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE: A FINAL YEAR FASHION STUDENT DURING A PANDEMIC

For every fashion student, graduation year and the run-up to presenting final collection is always stressful, but for the Class of 2020, the last few weeks have been mind-blowingly difficult, as they face all of these challenge alongside the Covid-19 crisis. ELEANOR CHAPMAN & HANNAH CREAK are final year B.A fashion design students at Kingston University, …

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE: AN INTERN AT MARC JACOBS

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MIA LAYZELL is a final year B.A student at Winchester School of Art, specialising in Knitwear. Here she reminisces on her 3 month stint in the knit studio at Marc Jacobs in New York, outlining the reality of living in the ‘Big Apple’ and her highs and lows, as well as sharing her advice on making …

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FASHION LOCKDOWN: NEW YORK

KINGA MALISZ is Design Director at Jason Wu, based in New York. With over 12 years of design experience, she’s also worked with Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci, specialising in creating red carpet gowns for the A-list, bridal dresses for society girls, and RTW collections for the runway. Hi Kinga, …

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FASHION LOCKDOWN: MILAN

For weeks, we have been deeply saddened by the continuing Coronavirus crisis situation in Italy, both on a humanitarian level and also the concerning impact on once buzzing design studios in Milan, and the production centres of the Northern regions. We spoke to a senior menswear designer in Milan (who did not wish to be named), …

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FASHION LOCKDOWN: LONDON

JANNI VEPSALAINEN is a knitwear designer based in London, working for JW Anderson. Here, she shares her tips for working from home under lockdown, the work challenges she’s faced so far, and the ways in which the industry might change for the better in the long term…. Hi Janni, thanks so much for taking the time …

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